Scott Brown: Don’t focus on that itty bitty “R” after my name

posted at 8:35 pm on January 17, 2011 by Allahpundit

You guys will groan and grumble in the comments, but let’s face it. Given Scotty B’s huge war chest, his rosy approval rating, and the fact that the big red wave completely — and I do mean completely — evaporated in Massachusetts in November, this guy could go around wearing an “I *Heart* Pelosi” pin and he’s still not seriously going to be challenged by tea partiers. Even the Democratic mayor of Boston thinks he’s unbeatable. The national momentum for the GOP before the Delaware primary was such that it didn’t seem totally crazy (just mostly crazy) to think O’Donnell might win the general too. But in Massachusetts two years from now? With Obama at the top of the ticket? Brown might be literally the only person in Massachusetts capable of holding the seat for Republicans.

Well … I suppose there’s another. But he’s not in politics. Yet.

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said this morning he’ll take part in the bipartisan seating at President Obama’s State of the Union address, urging that people need to move past the “itty-bitty letter” signifying he’s a Republican at the end of his name.

“I’ll sit where ever they put me. I don’t care,” Brown said at the Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in Boston. “That’s the type of attitude we need to have not only in Washington but here in our local political system where people need to forget about the little itty-bitty letter behind my name and other people’s names and just kind of get going and get our jobs going and do what’s best for this state and this country.”…

“What’s happening in the House and in the Senate with people not talking, well I have to tell you that’s changed since I got there. People are forced to talk. Some of my best friends are Democrats. We go out and try to work things through and try to move our country forward,” Brown said. “I think Dr. King would appreciate the bipartisanship that I have shown that others have shown.”

Three days ago he told the Globe that he won’t support any new federal gun-control regulations, and here he is reiterating to NECN that yes, he still supports repealing ObamaCare. He may be a RINO, but he’s a good RINO. Or is there no such thing as a “good RINO”? Except for me, of course.


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