Sen. Scott Brown 1 on 1 interview
The Hiller Instinct: Sen. Scott Brown 1 on 1 interview
Hiller asked, "So how many media interviews have you had?"
"Probably thirty," Sen. Brown said.
Brown's book is a surprisingly frank look at his life.
A camp councilor sexually abusing him when he was ten is the book's biggest news.
"I understand it, cause it is obviously someone who's a high elected official to come out," Brown said.
But Brown said he will not pursue his abuser, despite suggestions he should.
"I don't think they understand how difficult it is," Brown said.
Hiller: "But couldn't that guy be out there doing the same thing? You don't know he's not."
Sen. Brown: "I have no facts to substantiate that. I'm not going to get into hypotheticals."
Hiller: "Do you have any legal responsibility, moral responsibility, responsibility as a lawyer to pursue it beyond just empowering the guy by letting him go?"
Sen. Brown "If it were two years ago or five years ago, it'd be a whole different story, but it's 42 years ago and you have to move on."
Hiller: "Don't you see the argument- you're protecting him, you're enabling him?"
Sen. Brown: "I disagree. I'm dealing with my own personal responsibilities to my family and dealing with it on my own. And for people to say I should or shouldn't be doing things, it just shows me that they don't understand what it's like to be in that situation."
Brown also said not even his family knew everything he wrote...
Hiller: "Is there anything else your wife and mother don't know about you that you're saving for a sequel?"
Brown: "Well there's always secrets that we have as people, but no, I'm pretty much an open book at this point."
All the buzz around Scott Brown's book confirms he's a senate star,
And there aren't many in Washington.
A word of advice to his would-be challengers: don't underestimate the power of political celebrity.
I'm Andy Hiller, that's my instinct.
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