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RIP Buddy Cianci

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 11:04am 1/28/2016 at 11:04am

Former Providence Mayor Vicent “Buddy” Cianci, Jr. has died, The Providence Journal reports.

He was a lovable rogue, but definitely a rogue. He transformed Providence from a washed-out industrial blight to the jewel of New England. He was larger than life, and came to epitomize both the power and excesses of personality.


My prior...

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Absolutely classic Rhode Island story

http://wpri.com/2014/10/07/cianci-has-cash-lead-over-elorza-in-race-for-providence-mayor/
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2:00pm 10/12/2014 at 2:00pm
http://wpri.com/2014/10/07/cianci-has-cash-lead-over-elorza-in-race-for-providence-mayor/

You may not fully appreciate this unless you are from my former home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

As mentioned here before, twice-convicted former Providence Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci not only is running for Mayor a third time (as an Independent), he is leading in the polls. Buddy’s first conviction...

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Buddy Cianci leading in poll for Providence Mayor

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 26, 2014 at 5:03pm 9/26/2014 at 5:03pm

Oh man.

Good times could be just around the corner in the Capital city of my former home State of Rhode Island and [if you don’t know by now how it ends, you obviously haven’t been paying attention].

Remember, I said it:

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Buddy Cianci running for Mayor of Providence again, and he can win

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 10:02am 9/9/2014 at 10:02am

I saw this bumper sticker over Labor Day weekend in downtown Providence, in my former home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. My wife had seen one on a different car a couple of days earlier.

Former Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci has been covered here before regarding his conviction under the Racketeer Influenced  and Corrupt Organizations Act.

In his first act as Mayor of Providence, Buddy resigned in 1984 after being convicted of assaulting his wife’s alleged paramour with a fire log and lit cigarette.  (Seriously.)

Buddy had a comeback but in 2002 was convicted of running a criminal enterprise, namely, Providence City Hall. Cianci was found not guilty of 26 specific criminal charges. The only charge on which he was convicted was RICO conspiracy.

Buddy has been out of federal prison for several years, and has a very successful radio show.  He is still adored by many, regardless of his legal problems.  He is a natural retail politician.

Politics is in Buddy’s soul, and he’s running for Mayor again as an Independent:

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And Now I Defend The Dishonor Of Rhode Island

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 2:31pm 8/19/2010 at 2:31pm

I refuse to be drawn deeper into the Ground Zero MosqueObama Is A Secret Muslim threads at Memeorandum.

I have much more important things to do.  Like defend the history of corruption in my home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations against those who would reduce us to mere...

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Will Blago Meet RICO?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 9:34am 1/3/2009 at 9:34am

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has requested a three month extension of time to bring an indictment against Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, stating that he needed more time to review thousands of telephone intercepts and to interview new witnesses. While I can’t presume to know what is in Fitzgerald’s mind, it looks...

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Why Does Fitzgerald Need More Time?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 2, 2009 at 9:00am 1/2/2009 at 9:00am

A post at Critical Thoughts blog notes the relative silence of the Blagojevich blogoshpere about the request of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald for a three month extension of the time to bring an indictment against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and suggests that Fitzgerald may have moved quickly out of concern further...

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For the Sake of the Nation, Gov. Blagojevich Should NOT Resign

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 1:27am 12/13/2008 at 1:27am

See my article, For the Sake of the Nation, Gov. Blagojevich Should Not Resign, at American Thinker.

Why would I want a corrupt Governor to remain in office until trial...
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