The good people of the great Commonwealth of Massachusetts have a right to elect whomever they please to the senate. That being said, it is my opinion that they gave a giant smack in the face to the memory of the late Senator Edward Kennedy who served them more than well for 47 years, particularly since health care for all Americans was the life time goal of his work. I would think Sen. Kennedy is restless in his grave knowing the betrayal of the people of the land he lived in and loved for his entire life. For that reason, among others, I wonder why they would elect someone diametrically opposed to the principles and values that Sen. Kennedy stood for in their service? Scott Brown is a strange character and it’s his business that he posed nude in a 1982 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine, (which gives new meaning to the politics of “Bush”), that he offered up his daughters as “available” during his senatorial acceptance speech, ostensibly to whichever men wanted them. However, it is the concern of many that Mr. Brown voted against giving help to 9-11 recovery workers, wondered on a TV interview if Barack Obama was born out of wedlock, had a meltdown in front of 80 high school students at a student assembly because they made fun of him on a Facebook site, using vile, vulgar language and curse words that stunned his audience, and other questionable occasions of strange behavior too numerous to mention here.
I am a great Keith Olbermann fan, although sometimes I think he talks too fast and is terribly hard on some people in his tirades against those with whom he has a beef. Keith described Scott Brown as “an irresponsible, homophobic, racist reactionary, ex-nude model, teabagger, supporter of violence against women and against politicians with whom he disagrees.”
Maybe that’s Scott Brown in a nutshell, I don’t know. What I do know is that I am extremely disappointed in my fellow New Englanders and what I consider their wrong choice, which I’m afraid will be revealed to them in a frightening way at a time when there is nothing they can do about it. I have lived in Los Angeles most of my life, but am from New England, and have always been proud that, although New Hampshire went to George W. Bush in the disasterous & corrupt presidential election of 2000, not once otherwise did any New England state go to George W. Bush. And now the election of a Republican senator from Massachusetts for the first time since 1972 gives me great pause and I hope to God this is an anomaly and not a harbinger of things to come. Heaven forbid!