Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Scott, Sarah, and the Boston Tea Party

I, for one, couldn't care less about anything Scott Brown does or doesn't do. He's about as interesting to me as a toenail. I'm glad he won. Beyond that, eh. But some people are a little upset that he's not going to the Boston Tea Party.

From the Boston Herald:

Boston’s right-wing radio helped propel U.S. Sen. Scott Brown into office, but some of his devoted on-air loyalists are ripping him for turning his back on tomorrow’s Tea Party rally starring Sarah Palin.

“Scott Brown belongs there,” said WTKK-FM (96.9) midday host Michael Graham, one of the featured speakers at the Boston Common event. “The most important thing that’s happening in America right now is this big fight between Team Government vs. Team the People....”

Graham, an op-ed Herald columnist, said the Wrentham Republican makes a great point when he says he has a job to do in the U.S. Senate and committee hearings but said “this is where the fight is.”

“It would have been very difficult for Sen. Brown to win without the energy and the self-organization that the people called the Tea Party did for him,” Graham said.

Yesterday, Brown called into Graham’s radio show after hearing the host criticize his snub. “The members of the Tea Party and the constituents in Massachusetts sent me down there to do a job and that’s what I’m doing,” Brown said.

Jeff Katz, the morning-drive host on the newly launched conservative station WXKS-AM (1200), said there’s going to be a lot of people “scratching their heads wondering where Scott Brown is.”

Katz said he plans to attend the rally and Brown should, too. “It’s easy enough to hop on a plane,” Katz said. “Realistically, these are the people that not only voted for him, but went out and worked really hard to elect him.”

Not every radio yakker bashed Brown’s decision to skip the 10 a.m. rally. WRKO-AM (680) gabster Todd Feinburg, who is also scheduled to speak tomorrow, said he wouldn’t attend if he were Brown.

“This is a grassroots movement and there’s a lot of unpredictability there,” Feinburg said. “If anything gets said or happens that’s not carefully crafted politically - whoever’s face is there will get linked up to it.”

Katz called Palin courageous for coming to Massachusetts - the bluest state in the country.

“I like Sarah. It’s pretty courageous and gutsy of her,” Katz said. “She’s certainly coming into the proverbial belly of the beast.”

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