We interrupt our regularly scheduled political snark for a very special edition of Paisan Watch, our shamelessly self-serving occasional feature honoring (and defending) the shared ethnic heritage of the All-Italian political team here at The Chronicle.
We just received President Obama's proclamation honoring the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy...which occurs on St. Patrick's Day! Eat it, green beer drinkers!
And for those of you keeping Saint score at home -- like our mothers -- remember that Saturday is St. Joseph's Day. No, you won't be able to throw down two-for-one Guinness, but there might be a special on sfogliatelles in North Beach.