Thursday, April 15, 2010

Here's a shocker

Scott Brown is against regulatory reform. And not too convincingly.

Look, I get that the guy isn't a reflexive right-winger. He's moderate on some stuff and I think he really doesn't want to be the next Michele Bachmann. But this guy built his campaign on soliciting huge donations from Wall Street titans after Citizens United. Acting as though he's a gettable vote here is silly--he even campaigned against the issue, which was missed opportunity 4,598 in Martha Coakley's campaign, but I digress.

On the other hand, I suspect Brown will fully support whoever gets the next nomination to the Supreme Court. Not that it'll matter much, as these things never get filibustered, but it's the sort of follow-a-conservative-thing-with-a-moderate-one that Brown has been doing for the past few months. I want to know how the guy plays something like energy reform.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.