Sunday, January 31, 2010

What Deliberative Body?

I'm beginning to wonder if election to the Senate automatically induces the inability to think clearly. You've got Ben Nelson (D-NE) who changes his mind like Imelda Marcos changed shoes and now you've got the latest boy wonder of the right, Scott Brown, who seems oblivious as to why he was elected.

These two items showed up in my reader. Both are from Senatus.

Senator-elect Scott Brown’s (R-MA) “stunning victory for the Massachusetts Senate seat once held by Ted Kennedy has many Republicans hoping he’ll make a White House bid,” ABC News reports.

When Barbara Walters, in her EXCLUSIVE This Week interview, asked Brown if he’d rule out a 2012 run, he said he found it humbling, but he wouldn’t say no.

Don't worry, he found another way to say he wasn't running:

Senator-elect Scott Brown (R-MA) “says he opposes federal funding for abortions, but thinks women should have the right to choose whether to have one,” the AP reports.

Brown tells ABC’s "This Week" that he disagrees with his party’s position that the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion should be overturned.

Brown says the abortion question is one that’s best handled by a woman, her family and her doctor.
This position may be OK when you are literally THE marginal GOP Senator, but you have to really be delusional to think that this stance would work in a national race. I mean if Rudy Giuliani's record on other matters wasn't enough to overcome his pro-choice attitudes, does anyone really think Scott Brown has a chance?

1 comment:

Dad29 said...

Brown is now beginning to demonstrate instability. The correct response to that question should have been "NO."

Look for a lot of disappointments from that guy in the next few years.