Has Scott Brown Read The Finance Reform Bill?
Alright, here is the deal. Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown opposes finance reform as proposed by the Democrats. Wait — he favors it, or maybe some of it or ...
The Senate is taking up a financial reform bill which will take a major toll on the nation's banking institutions in order to fend off a collapse of the system in the future. Sounds pretty basic, doesn't it? Senator Brown opposed the bill and then the unthinkable happened to him: A newspaper reporter wanted him to explain his position.
A Boston Globe reporter asked him what he would like to see changed in the bill for him to entertain endorsing it and he replied, "Well, what areas do you think should be fixed? I mean, you know, tell me. And then I'll get a team and go fix it."
My wife tells me that when I read this I passed out. I just remember things going dark and seeing Senator Brown's predecessor, Edward Kennedy, laughing hysterically.
This actually would be very funny except that the man who won The People's Seat (one of Brown's favorite expressions) is also the now famous "60th Senator," meaning that his vote can kill a filibuster. Then again he can also keep one going and potentially torpedo any reforms in this area.
Do you think Senator Brown should actually know what's in the bills he votes for? I mean, you know, tell me. I'll get a team of bloggers together and write about it.