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Scott Brown's delusions of grandeur are becoming the highlight of the 2012 election. Remember his imaginary consultations with foreign heads of state? Now, he tells CNN that he is such a critical force on the Senate, well, here's his assertion:
"I can name a litany of Democratic-sponsored bills that never would have passed had it not been for me," Brown told CNN. "The president had called me. The vice president calls me. Secretary [of State Hillary] Clinton calls me for my vote all the time."

All the time! How he has time for all those calls when he's in so many secret meetings with kings and queens, I just don't know. Cue the clean-up crew:

In reality, Brown’s staff says he has spoken by phone with Clinton just twice during his Senate career — most recently over a year ago, on July 5, 2011.

The other call occurred in December 2010, when the Obama administration was seeking votes to pass the New START Treaty. [...]

In response to questions about the most recent comment, Brown’s staff says he has spoken with the vice president by phone just once. That happened around December 2010, when Biden joined Clinton in trying to round up votes for the New START Treaty. [...]

As for Obama himself, Brown’s staff says the two have spoken by phone just once, in April 2010, when he called the senator from Air Force One to discuss immigration policy and seek his support for the Dodd-Frank financial regulation act.

He has had a few face-to-face meetings with President Obama and Biden. Biden swore him in to the Senate, and gave him "a tour of the White House and hosted him for lunch." And he's been in the same place as Obama eight times, including when "the Boston College hockey team visited the White House after winning an NCAA championship."

Wow. He is essential to the White House. When it comes to welcoming local sports teams.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 07:54 AM PDT.

Also republished by Massachusetts Kosmopolitans and Daily Kos.

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