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Run, Scott, Run! Run, Run, Run!

Posted by Phoenix Woman on February 23, 2014

Well, lookiee here – Tiger Beat on the Potomac (aka Politico) is doing a puff piece on Scott Brown and his coy carpetbagging Senate race coquettry:

National Republicans are salivating over the possibility of a Brown candidacy. His name ID and fundraising prowess would instantly put a safe Democratic seat in play, and tilt a fall election map that already favors the GOP even more in the party’s direction. The GOP needs to pick up six seats to win a majority.

Never mind that he got his ass soundly kicked by Elizabeth Warren, whose name is conspicuous by its absence from this piece and who is currently making Teddy Kennedy’s shade smile and bankers cringe. The GOP establishment — or at least those of its members speaking anonymously to TBOTP’s James Hohmann — keeps talking him up as true Senatorial gold, at least in terms of going after Jeanne Shaheen’s Senate seat in New Hampshire.

As usual, the true lede be buried deep, deep down towards the end of the piece:

He seemed pleased with the resulting numbers: Two public polls in January showed the race within the margin of error, although a more recent WMUR/University of New Hampshire survey put Shaheen up 10 points.

In other words, he’s never been in the lead, and does worse the more people know about him.

In short, the perfect person for the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson to blow a few tens of millions on — erm, I mean “support”.

Run, Scott, run!

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Elizabeth Warren: Ms. Amazing

Posted by Charles II on November 11, 2010

If you have a slower connection, you may want to download it.

November 05, 2010

The 14th annual Mario Savio Memorial Lecture & Young Activist Award will feature consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren in a talk entitled “Main Street First: Fixing Broken Markets and Rebuilding the Middle Class.”

The inspiration and driving force behind the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Elizabeth Warren has been described as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” (Time), “a whipsmart consumer warrior,” (S.F. Chronicle), and “a person who will stir up a lot of trouble” (Forbes). She has appeared frequently on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Dr. Phil, and the Rachel Maddow Show. An expert on credit and economic stress, Warren is known for her ability to simplify complex financial issues and for her fierce independence and advocacy on behalf of middle-class families. She is the Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard University and is the author of nine books, including, with her daughter, the best sellers All Your Worth: the Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan and The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle Class Parents Are Going Broke.

The Memorial lecture honors the memory of the late Mario Savio, a spokesperson for Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement (1964), and the spirit of moral courage and vision which he and countless other activists of his generation exemplified. The evening includes a presentation of the Mario Savio Young Activist Award, which recognizes young people engaged in the struggle to build a more humane and just society. It is co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Library, the Goldman School of Public Policy, the Free Speech Movement Cafe and the Graduate Assembly.

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