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Chafee and immigration on Newsmakers

As part of the ongoing publicity rounds for his new book, Linc Chafee taped WPRI-WNAC's Newsmakers this morning. The show will be broadcast Sunday, at 5:30 am on Channel 12 and at 10 am on Fox 64.

Here's a short version of some of the highlights:

-- Why aren't people more upset about the Bush presidency? Chafee points to the lack of a draft and the lack of appetite for dissent following 9/11.

-- Chafee says he's been having conversation with Ken Block of the Moderate Party.

-- In response to those who criticize him for not being more vocal, earlier on, in his criticism of the Bush White House, Chafee said he was getting "roasted" and facing accusations of being a modern-day Neville Chamberlain just for questioning the White House line following September 11.

Miguel Sanchez-Hartwein, executive director of the Center for Hispanic Policy & Advocacy (CHisPA), also appears on the show, taking part in some spirited dialogue about the ever-popular immigration issue.

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