Flavor of the Month
The Hiller Instinct: Flavor of the Month
Just two weeks ago, the National Republican Party wasn't in any rush to help Scott Brown.
“We're doing well on our own," Brown said in early January.
But Brown's status-quo shattering victory Tuesday changed that...faster than you can say "41st vote"
“I think everybody’s the 41st vote now,” Brown said in DC today.
On his first day in Washington Brown was treated like a Republican savior...meeting Senator John McCain and Minority leader Mitch McConnell.
Getting time with Massachusetts Democratics John Kerry and Paul Kirk was no surprise, but when Senate Majority leader Harry Reid schedules a meeting, you know Brown's special.
And any time now, he could be shooting hoops at the White House. He's already talked to the president about it:
"I said, well, all kidding aside, I do have a basketball player daughter, and I know you play a lot of hoop, and I'd love to- you pick your best, and I'll take Ayla, and we'll play you two-on-two. And he laughed again," Brown said.
All of which makes Scott Brown the latest flavor of the month...which, in politics is not as tasty as it sounds.
Being the "it" girl has turned Sarah Palin into one of the nation's most polarizing politicians. The more that's written about her, the more Americans are divided about what her future should be.
Deval Patrick's "fresh new face" helped him become governor here, but he will never win another term the way he won his first.
And many voters who quickly fell in love with Barack Obama before he became president already want to break their vows.
So, Senator Brown, here's my advice: enjoy all the applause, but never forget it can go away as quickly as it came. And if anyone in Washington tells you you're all they care about, please get in your pickup truck and drive away.
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