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GOP Sen.-elect Scott Brown of the People’s Seat of Massachusetts heads to D.C. today.
He mentioned wanting to play basketball with Barack Obama and has mentioned looking forward to meeting with John McCain. He will also meet with Harry Reid.
Here is my hope: I hope that he will reach out as aggressively to conservative Republican senators as he is to Democrats and moooooderate Republicans.
I hope he will meet with GOP Sen. Jim DeMint and GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions, who can share their Constitution-rooted insights on everything from health care to homeland security.
I hope he will meet with GOP Sen. Jim Inhofe, a font of knowledge about the cap-and-trade scam, global warming cultists, and Climategate shenanigans.
I hope he will meet with GOP Sen. Tom Coburn, one of the most vigilant spending watchdogs in Congress.
And I hope his door will be open to the best free-market, pro-taxpayer think tanks and resources in town — Heritage, Cato, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, National Taxpayers Union, Citizens Against Government Waste, and Judicial Watch, for starters.
Sen. Brown is no longer a parochial state legislator in a teeny-tiny minority. He’s a national figure coming to the Beltway, where there’s a robust ideological and intellectual infrastructure to support the low-tax, limited-government agenda he campaigned on in the Bay State.
Update 11:10am. Awwwwkward. Fox News just showed John Kerry and Scott Brown talking to the press. Kerry looked stiffer than a frozen meat slab. He showed signs of passive-aggressive syndrome — ostensibly praising Brown while prefacing every Demcare talking point with “and I would think that Scott wouldn’t want” puppies and children to die, etc. Lurch couldn’t wait to get the event over with…his face looked ready to melt.