Different Dynamics in play than when Ted Kennedy died. Deval appoints himself to vacant spot. Repubs bitch and moan. For the most part Democrats would welcome it. Capuano may take him on in the special but doubtful if he would get traction.
Then comes the dysfunctional family we call the state GOP. Scott Brown won’t have the support within the GOP to walk away with nomination. Not saying he won’t get it just saying it won’t be smooth.
You know what? The goodwill and charisma the governor has far outweighs the loss of votes based on the self-appointment. In other words, don’t worry about looking like a dick by sending yourself to the Senate because you can get away with it.
Now. Not last year, and probably not again. Conditions are right.
Much better than the temporary A.G. gig where you have take orders from people not as bright as you.
Go fot it!!