We know Scott Brown hasn't got a prayer of being elected to the U.S. Senate but his JFK ad is a delightful tweak at our local majority party. And the blow has landed. Dig Martha's already fit-for-Washington huffiness ("presumptious and misleading"), the inevitable George Bush comparison, and Phil Johnston's legalistic approach - it surely says something about the Mass Dems' view of Mass voter intelligence that they think we'd think this commercial was somehow a Kennedy family endorsement.Update -- 'Scott Brown Winning the Online Battle'
With the Kennedy dynasty off the boards here in Massachusetts, and more and more JFK-era voters going gently into that good night, don't be too surprised to see a Mass Dem party statement a few years out like: "Given that John F. Kennedy supported tax cuts for the wealthy, accelerated American involvement in an unpopular overseas war, and failed to support both preferential treatment in hiring and employment and nationalized health care, it is entirely appropriate that he should be compared with Scott Brown."
PS - A note on yesterday's post on bureaucracies: the NASA moon-shot group was large but most emphatically NOT a bureaucracy - had NASA operated as a bureaucracy in its first decade it would never have achieved President Kennedy's goal. The post-1969 years are another story...
A lot of Kennedy references today!(And I deleted a comment or two about our Kennedy-endorsed President). Happy New Year.