The new centerfold Senator from Massachusetts, Scott Brown, is trying to raise money off of an imaginary run for his seat by Rachel Maddow. Brown and his team of fantasists based a fundraising appeal on the most tenuous of threads of “evidence.”

His evidence appears to rest on a message sent out by Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman John Walsh on Twitter the same day a Facebook page supporting a Maddow bid went live. “Some are talking about you running vs. Scott Brown in ’12,” Walsh tweeted, and the Boston blog Universal Hub suggested the message could have been meant for Maddow. In three weeks, more than 3,000 people have joined the Facebook page dedicated to getting Maddow to run.

So out went the fundraising appeal for Cosmo:


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.

The political season never ends, which is why I need your continued support. While my opponents strategize on how to defeat me in 2012, I’m going to continue to speak out against higher taxes, more spending and greater government control in our lives.

I relish being an independent voice in Washington, one that doesn’t march in lockstep with the rest of the Washington crowd. The Democratic Party bosses in Massachusetts disagree. They want a rubberstamp who will vote for their plans to expand government, increase debt and raise taxes. Some like Rachel Maddow. I’m sure she’s a nice person-I just don’t think America can afford her liberal politics.

Rachel Maddow has a nightly platform to push her far-left agenda. What about you? …

Blah, blah, blah…who writes this pablum for you, Scott? It’s complete form-letter gimme-gimme 101. I’ll give a few cookies for at least calling Rachel a nice person, instead of including a reference to the anti-Christ, or putting her head on Scooby-Doo.

Rachel of course, was amused, particularly because:

1) The Brown campaign never called to ask whether the rumor-laden Tweet, that never even mentioned her name, was actually true. Oh wait, that would be asking too much.

2) The Massachusetts Dem Machine must have telepathic powers of political persuasion that are broken; its communication to Rachel was lost. “If they are doing so, it is a silent invisible machine that hasn’t yet contact me through any means.”

3) She has common sense: “I have the best job in the world. I’m not running for office. I never said I would run for office. Nobody’s asked me to run for office.”


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Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding