I suspect her Tuesday column in the Herald had a lot to do with yesterday's sudden "demand" by Sen.-elect Scott Brown's lawyer that the Wrentham Republican be seated immediately.
I'm sure it was just a "coincidence" the letter was written just as state officials were finishing up the election certification process and were ready to seat him today.
Let's not forget it was Brown himself who had targeted Feb. 11 for a swearing-in. All that talk about the Democrats trying a try through a heath care bill evaporated with the loss of heat from the campaign.
WBZ's Jon Keller suggests the date was set for Brown's convenience -- enough time to get a functioning office staff together.
But with the Brown presidential boomlet gaining steam with each passing day -- and the senator-elect clearly enjoying his 15 minutes of fame, something had to give. Beckham Falcone hit the nail on the head:
Scott Brown and John Edwards (not to mention Lindsay Lohan) in the same breath? Now that's trouble.
Yes, Brown’s meteoric rise is fascinating. He hasn’t even resigned from the state senate and he’s considering a 2012 run for president.
But he’s this close to overexposure. And that never ends well.
Just ask Britney Spears. Or Lindsay Lohan. Whitney Houston. Charlie Sheen. Michael Jackson. Tara Reid. John Edwards. Not even for Barack Obama, who, like Brown, was a three-term state senator-turned U.S. senator who seduced the nation and became president. But a year later? Like the bank bailouts, he’s about as popular as a root canal. Even Amber Lee Ettinger, aka “Obama Girl,” told Sean Hannity that she’s over him.
While Beckham Falcone fails to mention her own newspaper was part of that overexposure -- though surely not in the same league as Barbara Walters -- the daily fawning headlines about his modeling career, his lobbying for daughter Ayla to return to American Idol -- were not, um, senatorial.
Enter Dan Winslow with a letter demanding Brown be seated "without delay." No matter that the certification calendar had been clearly spelled out and the process was nearing completion.
The real goal was for stories in national media portraying the chomping-at-the-bit senator-elect fighting against still more Democratic delays.
Overly dramatic but probably necessary for a story line that was careening out of control -- started by the media but tolerated by the Brown camp until the criticism came from inside the cheerleading squad.
But the fame clock keeps on ticking.