Chafee’s Self-Illustration on Matt Allen
Gubernatorial candidate Linc Chafee is on Matt Allen’s show until 7:00 tonight (after which I’ll be calling in for our weekly appearance), and it’s comforting to know that everything you suspect about him is accurate.
Right at the beginning, Mr. Chafee emphasized cooperating with the General Assembly as something of primary importance and shortly thereafter insisted that, if he had his way, his new sales tax would be temporary. How perfect an illustration of Chafee’s inability to address the world as it exists. Subsequently, Matt asked Chafee whether he can understand the plight of the average resident, and his answer was that, of course he could… he often had to raise property taxes on them when he sat on the Warwick city council.
Matt just asked about whether the unions will have to give more concessions. Seeming to ignore the public/private sector distinction, Chafee said — unbelievably — “Everybody’s in the same boat, here.”