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Saturday, April 06, 2013

Heckuva job Scotto

Old friend Scott Brown is a couple of states short of a full Mitt. That's not stopping our erstwhile lawmaker from creating headlines.

Former Senator Barn Coat told a Nashua, NH audience this week that he's not done with politics -- even though Massachusetts voters kicked him out the barn door last November.

The truck-drivin' man says he actually has a long personal history in the Granite State and says "the people's sear" now held by Jeanne Shaheen could be silently calling him.
“New Hampshire’s like a second home. I was born at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. My mom and sister and family live here. Spent summers here growing up. Have a house here. Been a taxpayer for 20 years.” 
Our Man Myth famously lived in five states, including the daily double favored by Brown. But even Romney never had the temerity to suggest that his Lake Winnipesaukee manse gave him the standing to run for office in the tax-free state.

Granite Staters are not amused by the musings of future Senator Carpetbagger. Says Tracy Hahn-Burkett:
“I don’t think people will buy the idea that somebody coming from outside the state is just going to waltz in here and put one over on us. People really take the ‘live free or die’ thing above everything else.”
 University of New Hampshire political scientist Dante Scala thinks Scotto has other things in mind:
“I think it’s just as plausible to think that Mr. Brown is trying to scare up some publicity for himself than that this was the opening foray into running against Ms. Shaheen,”
Coming in the same week that Brown debuted as a guest host on Fox News' O'Reilly Factor, do you think he may be trying to gin up some business for himself or his law firm?

This. after all, is a man who didn't think twice about appearing in the buff in a national magazine to make his, er, name, known.

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