Dub Not Dubya

Monday, August 22, 2005
A quirk of being a state that is so often dissed by people from elsewhere due to our size is that Rhode Island loves to be first, last, best or worst at anything at all. We make little secret of cheering when we hear that we have the worst drivers, the most corruption, etc, and never mind any unarguably positive firsts or bests The only two positive superlatives I can think of right now are us giving Gore his highest percentage in 2000 and us being the first state to pass a freestanding transgender civil rights law. Anyway, I have found something else for us to cheer for. In a state-by-state breakdown of Shrub's approval ratings, Rhode Island gives him the highest disapproval rating (68%). Woo-hoo! We're number one!