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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 08:17 PM
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Republican Scott Brown announces run for Kennedy's Senate seat
Casting himself as a fiscal conservative and Washington outsider, Republican State Senator Scott Brown announced his candidacy for the US Senate today, embarking on an uphill race for the seat held by the late Edward M. Kennedy for nearly half a century.

"I have always thought that being in government service is a privilege, not a right. This Senate seat doesn't belong to any one person or political party. It belongs to you, the people, and the people deserve a US senator who will always put your interests first," Brown said in a statement.

Brown, who noted that he turns 50 years old today, called for fiscal restraint and smaller government.

"In Washington, the politicians mistakenly believe that spending more money and growing the size of government is the answer. They are wrong. I believe that it is the private sector small businesses and entrepreneurs that will get our economy moving again. Government can and will help, but it also needs to know when to step out of the way," he said.

Brown, a Wrentham lawyer, made his announcement at the Omni Parker House Hotel in downtown Boston. He was flanked by supporters holding American flags, including his daughter, Ayla Brown, a Boston College basketball player who gained fame as a contestant on the "American Idol" TV show.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2009/09/...
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 08:18 PM
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1. No name recognition, no money, and no chance.
Whoever the Democratic nominee is will be the new Senator from Massachusetts.
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 08:32 PM
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2. He's also married to one of the most visible news reporters on Boston's ABC affiliate
For those familiar with Boston teevee, he's married to Gail Huff from Channel 5 news. I hope that won't influence their coverage of the Senate race.

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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-13-09 12:52 AM
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6. I didn't know that. Interesting to know.
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quantass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 08:35 PM
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3. His Quotes sound like Textbook answers -- a 9th grader could have said those things nt
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 08:40 PM
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4. It's stock code phrases from the Big Book O' Republican "Values".
"small government" = Fuck the poor! Whoo!

"Washington outsider" (especially in this case) = no-name state senator in the extreme minority party

"I HEART the private sector" = No, really, FUCK the poor, dawg! WHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-13-09 02:07 PM
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7. I think you've provided some good translations
Most things in Republicanese translate either as 'Fuck the poor!' or 'Let's bomb some foreigners!'
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 08:50 PM
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5.  Who knows? He may decide to read expletives on TV, as he did during a school meeting
Edited on Sat Sep-12-09 09:07 PM by Mass
a few years ago? It was the first time I heard of him. Hopefully, he is way too conservative for Massachusetts, but he certainly will rally the anti-gay crowd.

Also, will he get 10000 signatures (or will it be a fiasco like Ogo?), and will he be challenged in a primary (Burr, selectman for Canton, announced he wanted to run. This one, I had really never heard of)?
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