The local Boston-area evening news stations report that Scott “Not Sherrod” Brown won’t be sworn in until February 11th, but that’s okay with him because the Democrats have promised not to “try and ram through” a vote on HCR before that date. This would be interesting, if true. (Brown’s wife Gail Huff is an anchorpod on Channel 5/Boston, incidentally. Just another of those interesting potential-conflict-of-interest minefields…)
Brown has started to reach out ! ! ! on Boston Democratic turf and his body language in today’s newsclips indicates that he’s already finding his new job more work than he expected. Too much to hope that he’ll pull a Palin and resign before he’s even seated, but at least I can look forward to adding my humble mite to his misery over the upcoming two-and-a-half long, loooong years.
And while we’re talking about smarmy little Republican weasels, I am truly enjoying Gawker’s coverage of the YR Teabuggers, not least the commentariat.