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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Senator Fiction

When your alleged source backs away from you, you've got problems.

And that's exactly where Sen. Scott Brown is today after his Face the Nation performance declaring Massachusetts could lose up to 35,000 jobs if the Senate passes its version of financial reform.

The Globe's Steve Syre dissects Brown's claim -- and MassMutual's swift walkaway -- with surgical precision. Matt Viser looks at the reaction to the um, exaggeration. And the New York Times looks at what is really driving the debate.

What's clear is Brown needs to spend more time doing his job and less time running around cashing in on his 15 minutes of fame as the GOP's fair-haired boy. Voters have made it clear they don't like business as usual and Brown's making it up as he goes along is definitely standard operating procedure among today's Republicans.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Brown is making it up as he is going along, I think, for all his claims of independence, he's just another footsoldier in the Republican NO machine, and is using its words and tactics as if from a script in a play.

April 21, 2010 1:13 PM  

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