From the Front Lines

Back in December I donated a hundred bucks to Scott Brown's Senate campaign in Massachusetts. That tiny investment was repaid a hundredfold, but of course now I'm on a mailing list I'll never get off of. Then again, sometimes you get gems like this from his office:

Friends,

It's only been a couple of months since I've been in office, and before I've even settled into my new job, the political machine in Massachusetts is looking for someone to run against me. And you're not going to believe who they are supposedly trying to recruit -- liberal MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow.

Rachel lives in western Massachusetts, and recently it was reported that the chairman of the state Democratic Party had apparently tried to reach out to her in an attempt to coax her into a race against me. You can read about it here.

While Maddow has since declared she won't run, I honestly don't think her election would be anything historic, like Barney Frank's. Over the years, the American people have sent lots of openly-dumb people to the Senate.