Massachusetts Cabinet Connections

I could have linked any number of articles, but reports today are that Scott Brown is being considered for Veterans Affairs and Mitt Romney floated for State in Donald Trump’s administration.  Discuss.


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  1. Perfect role for Scott Brown

    I get it. Scott Brown is going to be arranging for his daughters and other women to have adulterous sex with married veterans. That’s perfect for him, requires no smarts at all and his pickup truck will be a real advantage. He can do it from either Massachusetts or New Hampshire (by the way, isn’t he now a NH resident?), or wherever else he claims to reside.

    Oh wait — you mean that’s NOT what “Veterans affairs” is?

    • What a nasty an petty piece of work you are.


      • Right.

        I guess you’re right. It surely is nasty and petty of me, as the father of three daughters, to remember his cruel shaming of his daughters in his first national television appearance:

        Just in case anybody who is watching throughout the country, yes they are both available. No, no no, only kidding. Arianna definitely is not available, but Ayla is. This is Ariana. This is Ayla. I can see I’m going to get in trouble when I get home.

        Maybe you found that humorous. Maybe it’s ok with you for fathers to offer their daughters as pieces of meat to a cheering crowd.

        Maybe it’s ok with you that would-be politician who loses a high-profile seat in Massachusetts drives his pickup truck over the border to New Hampshire, loses again, and apparently returns to Massachusetts and claims to be in the inside circle of a misogynist-elect whose comments about HIS daughter put Mr. Brown to shame.

        Yeah, I guess I’m a “nasty and petty piece of work” because I have zero tolerance for the misogyny of men like Donald Trump and Scott Brown.

  2. Alan Simpson

    Is he still at the Kennedy School? He could be in charge of cutting entitlements or something.

  3. Non sequitur

    Scott Brown to Secretary of Veterans Affairs is the only non-five whistle alarm cabinet appointee name floated to date. So what if he never served in combat and only had part-time National Guard JAG desk jobs? If that is what the Preisent-elect feels is enough cred to lead Veterans in this nation well, I guess that is his prerogative. Hopefully Scott will educate the rest of the nation that true blue Massachusetts that leads in the care of Veterans services.

    • Is Romney at State five alarm?

      Romney is committed to containing Russia and understands the value of a globally integrated economy and alliance structure. Where he was lousy in 2012 was on domestic and social issues, Iran and climate change, but it’s unlikely any mainstream Republican Trump would pick would be any better. He has certainly demonstrated we can do considerably worse with his other picks.

  4. Anyone taking any position in this administration knows one thing for sure.

    They are the firewall, for the moment, when things go bad, then they get fired. I don’t think Romney is willing to do that. I think Brown is too stupid to see it as a reality.

  5. It's amazing

    It really seems that Trump has a somewhat intelligent high school sophomore’s understanding of American politics. Every name I’ve seen floated is a recently highish profile Republican name, not an expert in the field.

    I mean, are Priebus or Prence even suggesting candidates?

    sabutai   @   Sun 20 Nov 9:03 PM
  6. Scott Brown plays the Trump game pretty well

    Accusing others of what he himself is guilty of. From the Wayback Machine, 2012.

    Boston Globe columnist Brian McGrory has a problem with Scott Brown’s claim to have “served” in Afghanistan:

    Served in Afghanistan? Scott Brown?

    Yes, technically, Scott Brown is right. He is a longtime member of the Army National Guard, and as a United States senator, in the summer of 2011, he requested that his annual two weeks of guard training be done in Afghanistan, where he would be ­located “in the rear with the gear,” according to one analyst at the time.

    So Scott Brown “served” in Afghanistan. For less than two weeks. Let’s be honest, it was more like a visit.

    His rise through the Guard is something that should earn him respect and appreciation, yet that’s not quite enough for him. He had to stretch reality, to try to put himself on the same plane as thousands of other guardsmen and women who have been called to active duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. Problem is, he’s not.

    This sounds familiar somehow. Where else have I heard somebody speak out against bad people — con artists, really — who misrepresent their military service?

    I know, it was on a Scott Brown radio ad.

    “Hello, this is Scott Brown. The Supreme Court recently struck down a law that made it a crime to misrepresent your military service. The Court said, lying about medals and military service is protected by the First Amendment.

    “Maybe so, but it’s still cowardly and wrong. Con artists who claim for themselves distinctions and awards they don’t deserve should be held accountable. As a Lieutenant Colonel in the National Guard, I feel strongly about protecting the honor of our military men and women.

    “That’s why I am working on a new law that will punish military liars and cheats in a way that satisfies the Court’s concerns. No one should be able to pose as someone they’re not to get benefits they don’t deserve. And no one should steal the valor of true heroes who fight to defend our freedoms around the world.”

    That was Scott Brown and he approved that message.

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