The conservative magazine The National Review is continuing to hammer the Ocean State's RINO Senator Lincoln Chafee like a bent nail.
While noting the "difficulties of being a Republican in Rhode Island", the Review details the woeful conservative credentials offered by Chafee, and endorses an actual Republican in the 2006 primaries: Cranston mayor Steven Laffey. The Review rightly takes Chafee to task for being one of four Senators to vote for the Syria Accountability Act - a position made even more egregious by the fact that Chafee is the chairman of the Middle East subcomittee for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
A recent Providence Journal poll of registered voters showed Chafee squeaking ahead of likely Democratic candidate Matt Brown. Dare I suggest Chafee widen the gap even larger by dropping the conservative pretenses and just run as a Democrat? Actual Republicans in Rhode Island are sick of trying to explain and excuse Chafee's lack of Republican bonafides, and even though any actual Republican candidate would lose the 2006 senate race, Democrats are already winning by virtue of Chafee's stances on, well, nearly everything.
Obviously, this is ground I've covered before, but it's nice to see that American conservatives outside of New England have paid some attention to the woeful politics of the Ocean State, especially for anyone to the right of, say, Lincoln Chafee.