Poor Joe Bubba

The winner of the Joe Bubba Award for refusing to go away: former Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun. The 85-year-old Sundlun, who served as Governor from 1991 to 1995, is the leading candidate for Town Manager in Coventry, Rhode Island, a town of 33,668 people. That would be the same as Brendan Byrne becoming the Manalapan Township Administrator. (For readers who don’t get the reference: Joe Bubba, a New Jersey State Senator from 1982 to 1998, won just 7% of the vote in his 2004 bid for City Commissioner in Pompano Beach, Florida.)

Poor Joe Bubba