“This is Scott Brown’s full Palin.” MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell used his “Rewrite” segment Monday night to pay tribute to Scott Brown‘s political career, which he deemed dead today after the former Massachusetts senator and one-time GOP presidential prospect announced that he would be taking a job with Boston law firm Nixon Peabody.
O’Donnell reviewed Brown’s short span in the political spotlight, from his unexpected ascent to Ted Kennedy‘s old Senate seat to his recent loss to Sen. Elizabeth Warren after a hard-fought and very expensive campaign. Since the election, Brown has taken a job as a Fox News contributor and has now accepted the law firm job handling “governmental affairs,” which O’Donnell informed his viewers is code for “lobbyist.”
Just as former Fox contributor Sarah Palin doomed her electoral chances when she resigned midway through her term as governor of Alaska, O’Donnell believes that Brown’s “lobbying” job represents the “death for a politician ever hoping to run for office again.”
This is the parallel that led O’Donnell to label this most recent move by Brown the “full Palin.” He described Brown’s plan as “Take Fox News’ money and then go for the money anywhere else he can. Like Sarah Palin, Scott Brown is all about the money now.” He even told viewers where they could send their Scott Brown reality show pitches.
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