Sunday, April 6, 2014

Scott Brown's Plan B

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

Former underwear model and U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, Scott Brown, is making a bold move to get himself back onto the government payroll.  Brown, who was elected to the Senate in 2010 in a fluke victory over Martha Coakley for Ted Kennedy's old seat, served two years and then got his butt kicked bad by Elizabeth Warren.

This week Mr. Brown quit his job with a Boston law firm and promptly announced that he is again running for the Senate - this time from New Hampshire.   Brown will face off in the fall against Jeanne Shaheen,  New Hampshire's incumbent Democratic senator.  He is able to run in New Hampshire by virtue of a "second home" which he and his wife own there.    (They also have three residential properties in Massachusetts and a timeshare in Aruba.)

(While a second home might seem to be a stretch for declaring residency, it certainly beats the claim of Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas who only has a La-Z-Boy recliner in Dodge City to prove his state residency.  If John McCain ever gets driven from office by the Arizonans who are even crankier than he is, he could, by Brown's logic, run in any one of the several other states where he and Cindy have homes.)

Running for office may be more lucrative than working for a paycheck at a law firm - especially with the recent Supreme Court ruling that made it easier than ever for America's billionaires to buy politicians and elections.  If Plan B (New Hampshire) doesn't work out for Brown, he can always move on up the road to Maine and buy a house there - or at least rent a La-Z-Boy.  Angus King, an Independent, will be up for re-election in 2018.

Bouncing senators may not be the best plan for America, but it can't hurt the housing market or the recliner industry!

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