The Lowell Sun is a lively, controversial, and reliably conservative newspaper. Pretty solid part of the Scott Brown base, you say? Not really, at least not today.
Check out some of the comments about Scott Brown in today’s editorial. Apparently, the Sun knew Ted Kennedy, and views Scott Brown in much the same way Lloyd Bentsen viewed Dan Quayle. Here’s an excerpt.
Will the real Scott Brown please stand up?
Brown’s 2010 election was historic in a number of ways, the least of which is that he was able to wrestle a seat that had been firmly in the grasp of a Democrat for several decades: Edward M. Kennedy.
As Brown’s constituents and pundits try to decipher what Brown is for and what Brown is against, Kennedy never triggered such speculation or doubt.
The “Liberal Lion’s” constituents, colleagues and columnists usually knew where he stood on the issues, regardless of how distasteful some of them may have found Kennedy’s stances.
In that regard, Kennedy won respect for standing up for the issues he believed in.
And that hard-earned respect came from both sides of the political aisle.
Brown will never earn that kind of respect if he continues to be intentionally ambiguous on the issues.
Research a position, stand up and fight for it.
The respect will follow.
Brown’s constituents deserve absolute disclosure of how their senator views the issues, and far less fence-sitting.
Quite a nasty sunburn you have there, Scott.