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, 2/22
Ratty: Creole Jambalaya, Steamed Green Beans, Oreo Chocolate Chip Fudge Bar
V-Dub: Breaded Chicken Fingers, Baked Acorn Squash, Onion Soup, Golden Grahams S’mores Bar
Advantage: V-Dub. Not even Oreo fudge bars beat Chicken Finger Friday.
Ratty: Chicken Curry, Lemon Filet of Sole, Escarole and Bean Soup, Frosted Brownies
V-Dub: Chicken Pesto Pasta, Stir Fried Tofu, Lentil Stew, Sweet Portuguese Bread
Advantage: Ratty. Would you really like to follow up chicken pesto pasta with a bowl of lentil stew? Plus frosted brownies for the win.