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It seems that recently-unemployed Scott Brown has found himself a new line of work – and shown us his true colors in the process.

Has the former Massachusetts Senator joined a think tank devoted to bi-partisan solutions? No. Started a new organization to address the dysfunction in Washington? Nope. How about signing on with a group that works to create all those great jobs he promised us all? Definitely not.

Instead, on Wednesday night, Scott Brown made his debut as a commentator for none other than Fox News (no joke). Apparently, in a bid to escape from the political system he refers to as "dysfunctional" and "extremely partisan," Brown has taken on the mantle of political pundit for one of the most extreme and combative outfits promoting partisan rancor. Call us crazy, but the likes of Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly don’t exactly seem like poster children for all the “independence” we heard so much about on the campaign trail.

Of course, our former senator did not discuss his anti-jobs voting record on Hannity’s show, nor did he talk about his recent defeat to progressive champion-turned-senator, Elizabeth Warren. Instead, Brown spent the majority of his relatively brief inaugural segment bemoaning “partisan gridlock” in Washington. Nevermind the fact that Brown was labeled one of the most partisan members of the senate during his brief tenure, or his consistent support of right-wing Republican obstructionism on just about every vote that mattered. Oh, and definitely disregard the fact that he delivered this partisanship diatribe on Fox News. FOX NEWS!

Asked why he decided against running for senate again, Brown replied: "I felt I could make a difference being on this show [Hannity’s] and doing other things." We couldn’t make up this kind of material if we tried.

So for everyone out there missing Scott Brown's campaign prop pick-up truck and faux barn jacket – never fear. Brown will be "doing things" (whatever that means) and has promised to "be a part of the election process back home." Thank God!

One thing is clear: we definitely haven't seen the last of our former senator. So if you can stomach it, stay tuned to Fox News for what will undoubtedly be more unpolished “true colors” moments in the evolution of Scott Brown.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Let me guess (6+ / 0-)

    Faux promoted Brown's hiring as adding a liberal viewpoint in their "fair and balanced" equation.  Shadows and light.

    "Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will."—Frederick Douglass

    by costello7 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 01:48:27 PM PST

  •  I don't see how this helps his potential race (9+ / 0-)

    for the Governor's office.

    This is really stupid of him. There is nothing that he is going to say sitting next to Sean Hannity on Fox News that is going to escape notice or help him pull off a Mitt Romney Bill Weld Bamboozle Job back home.

    Maybe this is a hint of a warning that he might not run for Governor at all. If that is the case, I don't think he understands how the wingnut welfare gravy train works.

    The only reason he would be welcome on a National Review Online booze cruise to nowhere, or get an Op/Ed column in the WSJ, is that he hypothetically might have a return to power.

    If he is just a hack with hat in hand, he's useless to the Right.

    I am from the Elizabeth Warren and Darcy Burner wing of the Democratic Party

    by LeftHandedMan on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 01:55:35 PM PST

    •  I also think Scott Brown (8+ / 0-)

      is more than a little clueless about how much he's fucked himself since losing that Senate seat.

      What has he done for the Teahad Jihad lately? Not much.

      Resentment and lingering bitterness is a key factor for the rubes inside the Teahad Jihad. They were counting on him running for that seat, and he didn't. Bad enough. But.

      He not only ducked the Senate race, but he set up a flack of his to be in charge of the Massachusetts GOP using the conventional wisdom that he would run to put her over the top, and then bowed out of that Senate race.

      He didn't just duck that Senate race, he fucked them and then ducked that Senate race.

      So, he goes on Fox News, and says a bunch of shit that prevents him from bullshitting the mushy middle sucker Independent vote, all while coming across like a scam artist to the Teahadi.

      If and when he does announce he's running for Governor, I'm betting he's in for a surprisely harder race that he might imagine he's going to get.

      I am from the Elizabeth Warren and Darcy Burner wing of the Democratic Party

      by LeftHandedMan on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 02:02:02 PM PST

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    •  LHM - these part time jobs on Fox (3+ / 0-)
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      exterris, JBraden, Creosote

      can pay up to $1 million/year so its a nice gig while he sorts things out. He can also practice law. It's better than being unemployed. If he isn't polling well in 2014 I don't think it will be a big deal to him. He won't run, but will still cash Murdoch's checks.  

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 02:20:01 PM PST

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  •  Brown is just a poor man's low brow demagogue (3+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, Olkate, bluebottles

    who is always for sale. Simply put Brown has no talent and even less intellect as he demonstrated in his last campaign, Wave a handful of bucks in his face and he's your man, pickup truck and all.  

    •  Male version of Sarah Palin (1+ / 0-)
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      I think FOX was just looking to replace Sarah (who?) with someone more 'current'. FOX exec's probably also thought Scott's pretty face would attract female viewers. And he might...but probably the females in question are in the over 60 demo.

      Not that there's anything wrong w/ being over 60. I just don't think that's the age group that advertisers pay big bucks for.

      "I'd like to find your inner child and kick it's little ass." -Don Henley.

      by Olkate on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 02:47:23 PM PST

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  •  Scott who™? (2+ / 0-)
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    The grouch, jennyp

    May he soon become He Who™? Is Irrelevant!

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 02:24:34 PM PST

  •  There is no end, and no shame (1+ / 0-)
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    When he was running against Ms Warren, he claimed to be centrist and "reaching across the aisle". Now he's a Foxbot, and if anyone believes that Fox is centrist, I have a bridge, a swamp, and 200 feet of Arizona beachfront property to sell them.

  •  I wouldn't miss Scotty Browny for anything. (3+ / 0-)
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    exterris, alisonk, JBraden

    I am forever astonished, every time I see him, to bless the heavens that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is my representation in congress.  She just delivered a stinging question to the so called bank regulators, "When is the last time you took a big bank to trial?  I am concerned that to be too big too fail means to big to go to trial."  The two respondants I saw said that we have not, and the other said I will get back to you on that.  Scotty  Brown could not polish Sen. Warren's shoes let alone ask a question like she did.  Simple, and devestating, she was, and I can't wait for her next punch dlivered to these let's make a deal artists, so no sees via trial just how nasty and entitled  we have become, after all, we are too big to fail and too big to go to trial.

  •  Funny how Brown looks dumber just by being on Fox. (5+ / 0-)

    He's already getting that "furrowed-browed moron" look that Hannity cultivates so well.

    "Michael Moore, who was filming a movie about corporate welfare called 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' sought and received incentives."

    by Bush Bites on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 02:46:28 PM PST

  •  Browns politcal career is over (6+ / 0-)

    I just think being tagged as part of fox news is a killer in Ma. I don't think he will ever run for the senate again but he may consider a run for governor.
    His senate win was a fluke not to be repeated.

  •  Scott and now Cain - The Laurel and Hardy Team FOX (2+ / 0-)
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    exterris, swansong50

    “The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” — Marcus Aurelius

    by LamontCranston on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 02:49:00 PM PST

  •  Obviously Scotty Has Given Up A Run As Governor... (3+ / 0-)

    When the FOX News gig peters out, his next step will be getting in touch w/ Hugh Hefner.  Maybe Scotty could do another pinup......the older version.  

    He's becoming super slutty since he lost the election.  Ewwww.....working on FOX?  Stuff must be drying up for the former senator.

    I wonder how many phone calls he's getting from kings & queens these days?  

  •  He showed his true colors in Cosmo... (0+ / 0-)

    but hid some behind the centerfold staple.

    cheerleaders need not apply.

    by kravitz on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 06:26:28 PM PST

  •  Perfect.... (0+ / 0-)

    Scotty on Faux 'news'.
    It's as though they were made for each other....
    Faux et faux.  Faux de deux.  Faux pas!

    I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose....AKA Engine Nighthawk - don't even ask!

    by Lilyvt on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 06:30:42 PM PST

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