State Treasurer and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio told President Obama to “shove it” after hearing that Obama was coming to Rhode Island without an endorsement for him. The Associated Press notes that Obama might be staying out of the R.I. endorsement business because of key support in his 2008 election from independent Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14, a former GOP senator. Caprio probably can’t be too happy either that a new Rasmussen poll shows Chafee up seven points, giving Nate Silver’s computer reason to change its mind and declare Chafee a light favorite. Or maybe the prez is still salty that hoops buddy and R.I. Attorney General Patrick Lynch ’87 is not on the ballot.
Ratty Vs. V-Dub, 10/8
Ratty: Rosemary Portobello Sandwich, Falafel, Fire-Braised Chicken Thigh Sandwich, Green Peas, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bars.
V-Dub: Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup, Shaved Steak Sandwich, Curly Fries, Cauliflower Au Gratin, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bars.
Advantage: Ratty. Sandwich game strong. AND falafel!!!!!!
Ratty: Shrimp Macaroni Casserole, Jambalaya, Beets w/ Red Onions, Quinoa & Chickpea Saute w/ Curry, Caramel Apple Cupcakes w/ Caramel Frosting.
V-Dub: Vegetarian Cream of Mushroom Soup, Roast Turkey, Shells with Broccoli, Butternut Squash with Sage and Shallots, Yellow Cake with Cocunut Frosting.
Advantage: V-Dub. Fall = Butternut Squash.