You know that old saying: “You don’t send a boy to do a man’s job?”
Well, it’s certainly proven true of a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. Bay State voters sent a boy, Scott Brown, to do the job of a true mensch, Teddy Kennedy. And Brown has quickly proven he’s simply not up to the task.
Watching Scott Brown at work is like watching a re-run of “Amateur Hour.” He’s got good looks, but no talent and no backbone.
Take his cowardly vote on Elena Kagan.
At her confirmation hearing, Scott Brown sat alongside John Kerry to introduce his constituent Kagan to the Judiciary Committee and praise her legal and judicial skills. Later, he spoke out to defend her against charges she was anti-military.
Yet when push came to shove – in the final vote on confirmation – Brown voted against her. Because, he said, she had no prior judicial experience.
What a weenie. What a cop-out. What nonsense.
As others have pointed out, some of our greatest Supreme Court justices, including Chief Justices William Rehnquist, Earl Warren, and John Marshall, never previously served on the bench.
Brown is just giving lame excuse for proving, after all, to be nothing but a party hack. The people of Massachusetts should have known better.
That’s my parting shot for today.