Tonight at 8:05 PM, Scott Brown strategist Eric Fehrnstrom tweeted the following from his account:
“I’m excited to announce that Cindy Creem is the newest hire at my charity, Be the Change #mapoli #masen” Source: http://twitter.com/EricFehrn/status/106155010559197184 10:06pm 8/23/11 accessed via UberTwitter
Why in the world would one of Scott Brown’s strategists tweet a reference to Sen. Creem and Alan Khazei’s Be the Change organization? Why would he do it from the first person?
For any BMGers on Twitter, you’re probably familiar with the @CrazyKhazei account. For the most part, the account has been impersonating U.S. Senate candidate Alan Khazei and mocking him. This has become standard on Twitter, and the accounts seem to come and go. Not too long ago there was an account satirizing Secretary Bill Galvin called @LordoftheHill but that seems to have disappeared. They’re really not that funny after a while, and I usually ignore them. The same went for the @CrazyKhazei account until Eric Fehrnstrom tweeted that strange tweet at 8:05pm.
Kevin Franck of the MassDems caught the tweet at around 10:00pm and I saw him mention it a few minutes later and got the screenshot above on my phone. Fehrnstrom has since deleted the tweet.
What he hasn’t deleted yet, however, is the @CrazyKhazei twitter account and the 157 tweets he’s sent out. Let’s take a closer look at some of those tweets – they’re a bit more interesting to read into when you know it’s coming straight from Scott Brown (and Mitt Romney) top strategist Eric Fehrnstrom. I’ve selected a bunch and you can find them under the flip. The Elizabeth Warren ones are gold.
With Fehrnstrom on board with Brown pulling immature stunts like this, it’s going to be a long campaign season. It’s great to have this window into Fehrnstrom’s strategy.
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrnstrom talking point on “It Get’s Better Video”
Nothing new here, just the same old “jobs, jobs, not creating any jobs” shtick:
And a little “Dan Savage is evil”:
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrnstrom talking point on Elizabeth Warren
She’s a carpetbagger! She moved here seventeen years ago to run for senate!
Doug Rubin worked as a lobbyist! It’s not that Eric realizes Doug is ten times better than he is, no way!
She’s Martha Coakley! She’s Martha Coakley!
She’s a lefty liberal! Pink right down to her underwear!
She’s hiding from the press! Does Senator Brown open up all of his campaign meetings?
She’s a liberal! Still!
Do you think he tweeted this before or after he sent marching orders to Eabo Clipper to write an RMG post:
At least Fehrnstrom is scared enough of Elizabeth Warren to have done his research:
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrnstrom talking point on putting fingers in David Bernstein’s mouth
This isn’t so much Scott Brown, but Fehrnstrom did block Bernstein on Twitter. It’s not high school, I swear.
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrnstrom talking point on local newspapers and good reporting
Here Fehrnstrom goes after the Dorchester Reporter’s Gintautas Dumcius:
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrnstrom talking point on Setti Warren’s campaign and Newton finances
Fehrnstrom tosses a little comedic jab at Setti Warren’s campaign debt:
And on Newton’s finances:
“Setti is calling on Congress to return to DC to deal with S&P downgrade. He should get his ass back to Newton and do the same.” 14 Aug via Web
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrnstrom talking point on a balanced approach to the deficit
Fehrnstrom calls Khazei a tax and spend liberal. Shocking.
Scott Brown hates taxes:
Democrats just want to tax and spend:
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrnstrom talking point on Demoratic donors
They’re elitists! Elitists! Not like Tufts-educated supermodel Scott Brown. He’s blue collar.
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrnstrom talking point on Coakley Comparisons
Eric really wishes Sen. Brown was running against Martha Coakley again.
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrnstrom talking point on furthering nasty satire
Fehrnstrom is impersonating Khazei, and tries to further confuse the tweeting masses:
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrnstrom talking point on Tom Conroy
He was in the state legislature, and served under DiMasi!? Let’s try really, really, really hard to connect them!
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrnstrom talking point on Glen Johnson
I guess Fehrstrom and the Globe’s Glen Johnson still don’t get along. Great video if you haven’t seen it.
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrtstrom talking point on Scott Brown’s lack of town halls
Well, the other candidates haven’t done them either. They’re not elected United States Senators, but why should I have to do a town hall? At least he acknowledges Brown’s dependence on talk radio.
After all, Fehrnstrom says meeting with Brown’s staffers is pretty much the same thing:
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrstrom talking point on the Boston Globe
The Globe is evil!
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrnstrom talking point on Blue Mass Group
I sense some sarcasm, which means you guys are just as evil as the Globe! You’ve really made it! Congratulations!
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrnstrom talking point on Patrick/Murray economic leadership
Fehrnstrom recognizes Gov. Patrick and Lt. Gov. Murray’s leadership on guiding the Massachusetts economy through recovery! Thanks, Eric!
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrnstrom talking point on marijuana use
In favor, apparently. Or accusing Khazei of being a drug user. Which one, Eric?
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrnstrom talking point on opposition going negative
As Eric Fehrnstrom does Scott Brown’s bidding in a clearly negative way, he accuses the opposition of getting ready to go negative:
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrstrom talking point on the gas tax
Apparently Brown is against repealing the gas tax. Good. Take that, tea party!
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrstrom talking point on Bob Massie
Brown chooses to pretend Bob Massie is invisible
Scott Brown/Eric Fehrnstrom talking point on Khazei’s sanity
Aside from the username of @CrazyKhazei, Fehrnstrom again takes the opportunity to call Khazei crazy: