Leadership and the Missing Rhode Islander
It took me a couple of read-throughs to put my finger on the eery blank space in Mike Stanton’s group interview with Rhode Island’s three most powerful politicians: House Speaker Gordon Fox, Governor Lincoln Chafee, and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed. Although only the two legislators are officially Democrats — Fox from Providence and Paiva Weed from Newport — for all intents and purposes, the governor is, as well.
But I’m not talking about the lack of partisan diversity. I’m talking about the missing Rhode Islander. You’re nowhere in their words and, judging by the policies that they continue to promote, nowhere in their thoughts.
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