Scott Brown Makes 'Rookie' Mistake in Austin Comment

Senator suggests that Joe Stack is his kind of voter
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2010 8:42 AM CST

(Newser) – Apparently, Joe Stack was Scott Brown’s kind of voter. Or at least, that’s the impression the senator gave in a Fox News interview yesterday. Pitched a pro forma question on his take on Stack’s suicide flight into an Austin IRS office, Brown replied, “I don’t know if it’s related but you can just sense, not only in my election and being here in Washington, people are frustrated. … We need to do things better.”

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“For now, I’m going to file that under inexperience or rookie jitters,” writes Joan Walsh of Salon. “I don't think anyone in elected office, not even the most right-wing Republican, will claim Stack as part of his or her team.” (Read more Scott Brown stories.)

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