Teabagger’s favorite hustles their money with made-up rivalry
Scott Brown sent out a fantastical email to his supporters…claiming that “the Massachusetts political machine,” a homogeneous entity, is recruiting Rachel Maddow to run against him.
According to The Daily Beast, Brown’s “evidence appears to rest on a message sent out by Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman John Walsh on Twitter the same day a Facebook page supporting a Maddow bid went live. ‘Some are talking about you running vs. Scott Brown in ‘12,’ Walsh tweeted, and the Boston blog Universal Hub suggested the message could have been meant for Maddow.”
It was this Tweet that engendered Brown’s ill-timed money-grubbing phantasmagoria. “Some like Rachel Maddow. I’m sure she’s a nice person—I just don’t think America can afford her liberal politics,” he wrote in the offending email.
Except, of course, Rachel Maddow has no plans to replace Scott Brown as replacement Ted Kennedy.
The Scott Brown fundraising letter is at the bottom of this article.
She finally ended up taking out a full-page advert (.pdf) in the Boston GLOBE pointing out what a silly hustle this was by Brown – since she never entertained anything to do with running for office.
I admit I can’t wait to see how much money Brown’s gullible supporters kick-in for a non-campaign.