It doesn’t have the flair or depth of the ACORN hoax (let’s hope it doesn’t have the shelf life) but Scott Brown’s attempt to raise funds by scaring Massachusetts conservatives into believing that Rachel Maddow is after his seatruns on the same fuel. Or fumes.
It’s only been a couple of months since I’ve been in office, and before
I’ve even settled into my new job, the political machine in
Massachusetts is looking for someone to run against me. And you’re not
going to believe who they are supposedly trying to recruit — liberal
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow.
2.Maddow denies it in amusing fashion on air. (worth watching just for hilarious chyrons)
Walsh has said he won’t disclose who the “tweet” was meant for until
he gets 1,000 Twitter followers, but he never tamped down rampant
speculation it was Maddow.
Walsh refused to clear the air last night, saying he’s never spoken to Maddow.
“Rachel Maddow can handle her own battles,” he told the Herald. “The
goofy speculation on my tweet is a pretty thin excuse for a
Enter Gov. Deval Patrick,
who told reporters Wednesday that he found a possible Maddow-Brown
showdown “very intriguing” – and the host herself “fabulous.”
As for Brown, his spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom said: “It was an open
secret that the Democrats were trying to recruit Rachel Maddow to run
against Scott Brown in 2012. Now that she’s said no, I’m sure they’ll
scurry around looking for someone else. Maybe Keith Olbermann’s
5. Brown respondshilariously.
‘With all due respect, I’m going to continue to fight and do my job and work hard to do just that. And, er, bring her on. I don’t care.'”