April, your mild euphemism is very droll! (afp photo)
April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks asked President Obama in an exclusive interview what he thought about Rhode Island Democrat Frank Caprio telling him to “shove it” earlier this week on a Providence radio show.
But April is a delicate flower, and did not actually say the words “shove it” to the president. He probably wouldn't have minded. But still.
Q: Well, you know, you talk about this change that we are still involved in, this effort to move forward. And passions are running hot. And were you able to read or hear about what happened in Rhode Island, the statements that were made about you?
THE PRESIDENT: Oh, you know, I saw that. I mean, that’s not a big deal. Obviously, a candidate for governor there was upset that I hadn’t explicitly endorsed him, and made a comment off the cuff –
Q: Okay, and so –
THE PRESIDENT: And so one of the things you learn, April, in politics is you don’t worry about people saying stuff about you. As long as you know that you are focused on doing what’s right for people, then that’s your main priority.