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Scott Brown, The Return Of The Prodigal Son?

At least that's the fairy tale being spun by former Romney surrogate John Sununu. Scott Brown as a native son of New Hampshire, with former Governor Jeanne Shaheen as the interloper.
Scott Brown, The Return Of The Prodigal Son?
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In some ways you've got to admire the chutzpah of an old warhorse like John Sununu. He'll make the most outlandish of claims, when anyone else in his place would turn beet red he'll just plug right along, completely unconcerned. May he do for Scott Brown's quixotic campaign against Jeanne Shaheen what he did for Mitt Romney's.

via Yahoo News

“We just gotta remind people that he’s coming back to his roots,” former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu told me after the Portsmouth rally. ... To him, it is Shaheen, not Brown, who’s the real outsider.

“She votes with Elizabeth Warren. She votes with [Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ed] Markey. She is the third senator from Massachusetts,” Sununu told supporters at the Portsmouth rally before introducing Brown. “Scott’s happiest days as a young man were in New Hampshire. … So it’s going to be great to have a senator that was born virtually in the state of New Hampshire.. Jean Shaheen, by the way, was born in Missouri!”

Did you catch how Sununu cleverly described Brown as “virtually" born in New Hampshire? He was actually born in Maine, which for Brown’s campaign is close enough for government work and has the great advantage of being closer than Missouri and not being Massachusetts. It is also rather audacious to paint Shaheen as a “senator from Massachusetts,” since Brown quite literally was, and very much wanted to remain, a senator from Massachusetts.

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