Cicilline on the
Hunt Trail: A Photo Caption Contest
Is it possible that pro-Democrat bias is creeping back into the ProJo’s coverage of the race for the First Congressional District?
Photographs of the three declared candidates for RI-1 adorned the front page of today’s Providence Journal. In one of them, the candidate is frowning into the sun as he speaks. In the second, the candidate is power-steepling with a skeptical, uninviting expression on his face. In the third (front and center, actually), the candidate is holding a plate of food as he gazes earnestly at a constituent.
Now guess the party affiliation of each candidate?
You are correct! And the unspoken message is, vote for the Democrat. Because the Republicans are gruff and tough. But the Democrat is sweet and nice.
… sweet and nice if you had zero knowledge of the particular Democrat’s record and his aversion to honesty. Not the case here.
So. Caption contest of the Cicilline photo.
Here’s mine – in part, cribbed from WHJJ’s Helen Glover. It’s impossible to exclude the Catbert-esque feel of the tableau.
(thought balloon over DC’s head) “Purrrr. Listen to my lies. Purrrr. The Republicans will snatch the check from your hand. Purrrr. And the very bread from your mouth. Purrrr …”