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, 9/26
Ratty: Tangy BBQ Pork Spareribs, Siena Roasted Couscous, Gnocchi, Swiss Fudge Cookies
V-Dub: Black Bean Louisiana, Pepperoni French Bread Pizza, Curly French Fries, Swiss Fudge Cookies
Advantage: V-Dub. Did you pick up on their strong "French" theme? No? Neither did France.
Ratty: Sauteed Collard Greens, Country Wedding Soup, Cuban Stir Fry, Chocolate Cream Pie
V-Dub: Ziti Pasta. Fresh Sunny Sprouts, Salt and Pepa Jerk Chicken, Fried Rice, Chocolate Cream Pie
Advantage: V-Dub. Salt and Pepa Jerk Chicken dishes really push it, push it real good. But this dish ain't for everybody — only the sexy people.