When he is not busy meeting royalty or accepting accolades from one state, while moving from a different state to a third state to run for office, former Massachusetts resident and junior Senator Scott ‘bqwatvr’ Brown seems to do a pretty good job alienating members of his own party as well as the voters he will face in November.
According to the Wall Street Journal, it turns out our erstwhile “man of the people” not only does a bad impersonation of a working man-he also does a poor impression of Kevin Spacey too. In a move that would’ve made Frank Underwood proud, had it been remotely successful, Scott Brown actually lobbied his former colleagues to kill a rather benign piece of bipartisan legislation his opponent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was supporting. In spite of getting support from conservative stalwarts like New Hampshire’s own Sen. Kelly Ayotte-Brown felt threatened enough by this achievement that he went out of his way to prevent it, arguably working harder to block Shaheen’s bill than he ever did to pass one of his own.
But there’s more. Last Tuesday the Huffington Post broke the fact that Sen. Shaheen’s bipartisan energy bill, which she co-authored with Republican Sen. Rob Portman, went down on a technicality only after Mr. Brown lobbied his former colleagues to kill it. That would be an embarrassing revelation for Mr. Brown even if New Hampshire’s junior senator, Republican Kelly Ayotte, had not chosen to disregard Mr. Brown’s wishes and vote for the Shaheen bill anyway, citing the best interests of New Hampshire. Which she did.
And he would’ve gotten away with it if it weren’t for those meddling kids in the media.
Finding himself in a hole and choosing to keep on digging, Mr. Brown and the New Hampshire Republican Party decided to attack the reporter who broke the story, prompting yet another round of stories pitting Mr. Brown against Sen. Ayotte, a popular Republican in the Granite State. Tuesday marks a full week of this story dominating the coverage of the Brown campaign.
So let’s recap real quick. Scott get’s into a pissing match with the media he can’t possibly win, actually hurts his state for crass political reasons, and also manages to alienate the very moderate-conservative women he is supposed to appeal to. Actually, sounds like a pretty normal week in the life of Scott Brown. Dubya would say he’s doing a heckavu job!