Sunday Night Funnies: Scott Brown Exploring Run for President

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OMG!! This is hilarious! Scott Brown, Senator for two short years before getting trounced by Elizabeth Warren, is thinking about running for POTUS. Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!

From the Boston Herald: Scott Brown in Iowa tests presidential waters

Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown told the Herald he is looking at a possible 2016 presidential bid today as he hit a well-worn stomping ground for Oval Office hopefuls – the Iowa State Fair.
“I want to get an indication of whether there’s even an interest, in Massachusetts and throughout the country, if there’s room for a bi-partisan problem solver,” said Brown, who has been meeting with top Republicans nationally and last week hosted a Fenway event for Republican National Committee members. Brown indicated he isn’t close to deciding whether he will run. “It’s 2013, I think it’s premature, but I am curious. There’s a lot of good name recognition in the Dakotas and here – that’s pretty good.”

Wow, the Dakotas? Well that’s a couple of electoral votes.

Scott Brown tours Iowa State Fair

Scott Brown tours Iowa State Fair

The Des Moines Register reports on Brown’s visit to the Iowa State Fair.

Between stops for bacon-wrapped ribs and a hammy photo with the super bull, Scott Brown didn’t introduce himself to many Iowans.

Brown, a Republican former U.S. senator from Massachusetts, strolled for over two hours today through the Iowa State Fair, an annual 11-day event that’s a magnet for politicians who might want to run for the White House.

Few Iowa fairgoers recognized him as he ate his very first corn dog, drank a couple beers at the Bud Tent, shot a bunch of photos of his wife, Gail Huff, posed in front of the fair’s main attractions (the butter cow, a deep-fried Oreo stand, the Big Boar) and did three local news interviews.

“It’s very easy to go up to people, like, ‘Hey!’ But people don’t want that, like that lady,” Brown said, referring to a woman he talked to, without introducing himself, outside the Clydesdales barn. “Word will get out that I was here, and she’ll tell friends. You keep coming back, keep coming back, keep coming back and you build up that familiarity. I hate it when politicians show up at places right before an election and that’s it. It’s the only time you see them. I’m from the philosophy, you show up as much as you can throughout your cycle so that it’s more like, ‘Hey, Scott, where you been?’ versus, ‘Hi, who are you.’”

That’s an interesting approach. I guess….

The last we heard, Brown was planning to run for either Governor of Massachusetts or Senator from New Hampshire. Now it’s the presidency. This guy sure does have a giant ego.

What can I do but laugh uproariously? Hahahahahahahahahaha!

This is an open thread.


13 Comments on “Sunday Night Funnies: Scott Brown Exploring Run for President”

  1. dakinikat says:

    We always knew this guy was like 2 bulbs short of a 2 pack of bulbs.

  2. RalphB says:

    Greenwald seems to believe governments are impotent to his superpowers of journalism.

    lgf: Glenn Greenwald’s Partner Detained at Heathrow Airport, Massive Freak Out Ensues

    Now why would the UK detain someone who lives with Glenn Greenwald, who’s been leaking top secret UK documents? Wow. That’s a real head-scratcher.

    The real question is how Greenwald and his partner could have been so out of touch with reality that they didn’t expect something like this to happen, when David Miranda was returning from a visit with Greenwald’s collaborator, Laura Poitras. And Greenwald has stated openly that his partner was given copies of the documents stolen by Edward Snowden.

    • RalphB says:

      an apparent courier.

      lgf: NYT: Greenwald’s Partner Was Transporting Snowden’s Stolen Documents

      Mr. Miranda was in Berlin to deliver documents related to Mr. Greenwald’s investigation into government surveillance to Ms. Poitras, Mr. Greenwald said. Ms. Poitras, in turn, gave Mr. Miranda different documents to pass to Mr. Greenwald. Those documents, which were stored on encrypted thumb drives, were confiscated by airport security, Mr. Greenwald said. All of the documents came from the trove of materials provided to the two journalists by Mr. Snowden. The British authorities seized all of his electronic media — including video games, DVDs and data storage devices — and did not return them, Mr. Greenwald said.

  3. RalphB says:

    The 24 Hour Rule: 1) A wild claim is made via a news article, most often The Guardian, about the U.S. government or related entities. 2) The article sparks wild fits of outrage. 3) Then, within 24 hours, a mitigating detail is added, undermining or totally debunking one or more of the central claims contained with the article. Related quote: “A lie can travel half-way around the world before the truth gets its pants on.”

    h/t Bob Cesca

  4. List of X says:

    Maybe Scott Brown should run for Senator from Iowa. By about 2040, he’ll meet every Iowan resident and build up enough name recognition to have a tiny chance.
    Also, by now Brown should realize that no one is interested in “a bi-partisan problem solver”. At least not enough of the people who will show up at the Republican primary and pick someone else who “better represents” their party.

  5. Silent Kate says:

    It appears hat Brown might be thinking that he could get the VP spot. His looks can get him only so far. Enter Dan Quayle…hope that is spelled right.

  6. “It’s very easy to go up to people, like, ‘Hey!’ But people don’t want that, like that lady,” Brown said, referring to a woman he talked to, without introducing himself, outside the Clydesdales barn. “Word will get out that I was here, and she’ll tell friends. You keep coming back, keep coming back, keep coming back and you build up that familiarity. I hate it when politicians show up at places right before an election and that’s it. It’s the only time you see them. I’m from the philosophy, you show up as much as you can throughout your cycle so that it’s more like, ‘Hey, Scott, where you been?’ versus, ‘Hi, who are you.’”

    Or more like…Hey…who’s the psycho stalker?