It’s no secret that Democrat Elizabeth Roberts, a stalwart state senator from Cranston, is running for lieutenant governor. Still, Liz’s official entry into the race on Monday couldn’t have been better timed.
Written off for months as something akin to a sacrificial lamb, Charlie Fogarty is running neck-and-neck with Governor Donald “The Don” Carcieri, according to one recent poll at least. In something of a role reversal, the Democratic LG also got the best of Carcieri, usually a nimble communicator, during last week’s talk-radio exchange. The departure of Tim Costa, the GOP governor’s campaign manager, and the entry of Dennis Michaud in the Republican primary, only add to the flux in the Carcieri camp.
It’s a long time until the November election, of course, but Roberts represents a real asset on the Democratic side. She kicked off her campaign at the Aspray Boathouse in Pawtuxet Village, joined by Fogarty, US Senator Jack Reed, US Representative James Langevin, and other big-name supporters. The Republicans are countering Liz with Kerry King, who lived out of state until recently and who is doing a very unconvincing Carcieri impersonation in his television ads. You can’t touch “Laughing Boy” at his own game, Kerry. It seems that King’s entire campaign consists of trying to ride Carcieri’s coattails, whereas Liz has some ideas of her own. Yes, Liz is a Casa Diablo fave rave, and we are completely in her camp, so do not expect unbiased coverage in the Cool, Cool World.
Meanwhile, our buddy Bob Healey is running his non-campaign from the beaches of Uruguay, promising to dismantle the LG’s position if he wins. As usual with the old Cool Moose, he has a message worth considering, and he will undoubtedly run the most entertaining electoral show in the state. By the way, you ought to check out Bob’s vanilla ice cream. Although part-time Urinal food critic Charlie Bakst has not yet weighed in on it, non-food critics (but hearty eaters) Phillipe & Jorge say it’s really good.
We received this e-mail regarding our story last week describing the travails of Bob’s Big Adventure:
P&J have thrown me into a state of deep contemplation by referring to a video of a woman naked “from the waist down” and terming this footage a “boob shot.”
One can conclude only that:
a) The women is grotesquely deformed.
b) She is in need of a steel-cable brassiere that will provide massive uplift.
c) P&J must build into their schedules more contact with naked women.
Gerry, a former Other Paper scribe and editor, has had far more contact with the naked female body than your superior correspondents. Then again, how could we be your superior correspondents if we were traipsing around with naked women? This was an egregious gaffe from Casa Diablo but, hey, we were a little flustered at just the thought of a half-naked woman.
Misspent youth and adulthood
You won’t find us cheering any of Barry Bonds’s home runs now that he has tied (at press time) Babe Ruth as the No. two dinger in Major League history. As the Babe’s career is being examined, look at the contrasts. Egomaniacal Bobby Bonds brought up a spoiled brat, and boorish Barry is better known as suspected steroid abuser than a home run champion.