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Exclusive: Scott Brown plans memoir
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Posted on 02/10/2010 7:31:03 AM PST by MarkAccord

The man with the truck will soon be the man with a book.

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), the party's hottest elected official, has decided to write a book that combines memoir and inspiration.

Gail Gitcho, his new Senate communications director, tells POLITICO: “Senator Brown is honored and humbled to be approached by many people who want him to tell his inspirational personal story about his life leading up to his election as a United State Senator from Massachusetts. He will tell his story in a book in hopes of providing insight and encouragement to others and also to ensure that the record is complete and accurate.

"Part of the book proceeds will be donated to charity," Gitcho continued. "Senator Brown will work with a collaborator so he can continue to focus fully on his service to the people of Massachusetts, which is, and always will be, his first priority.”

Brown has hired Robert Barnett of Williams & Connolly, who is the city's leading counsel to politician-authors, to help him through the process.

The book is permitted under Senate rules. Aides say anything Brown does regarding the book will be reviewed and approved by the Senate Ethics Committee.

No decision has been made on timing or publisher.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 111th; bookdeal; memoir; scottbrown
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This book will come in handy when Scott Brown is doing interviews and running for President as the Republican nominee.
1 posted on 02/10/2010 7:31:03 AM PST by MarkAccord
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To: MarkAccord

Won’t happen. Too much Romney and too much northeast liberal Republican. He’s already becoming old news.


2 posted on 02/10/2010 7:32:38 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: onyx; STARWISE; hoosiermama; maggief; Liz

Brown Book ping!


3 posted on 02/10/2010 7:33:43 AM PST by SE Mom
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I got an idea....how ‘bout being a Senator and not a writer? I know with my job I have no time to write about or think about writing a book.

Why anyone would read it is beyond me. He won a big senate election. What has he done besides that?

Disclosure: I made calls for Scott Brown


4 posted on 02/10/2010 7:34:53 AM PST by teg_76
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

His only connection with Romney is that Romney was the Republican Governor of Massachusetts while Brown was in the state senate.

If he runs, he would be running against Romney, not with him.

He also refused to be seen campaigning with Romney the last few months.


5 posted on 02/10/2010 7:35:48 AM PST by MarkAccord
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To: MarkAccord
A state senator.
Then a US senator.
Immediate talk of a presidential run.
An autobiography written by a young man.

I voted for Scott Brown, I'm glad he won, but I'm really not prepared to go down this path the whole way. Sorry.

6 posted on 02/10/2010 7:36:05 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I was born in America, but now I live in Declinistan.)
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To: MarkAccord
SB is running for POTUS.
7 posted on 02/10/2010 7:36:59 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: teg_76

Every ambitious politician needs to write a book. That goes back to John F. Kennedy and Profiles in Courage.


8 posted on 02/10/2010 7:37:00 AM PST by MarkAccord
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To: MarkAccord

How about Brown sticking to his day job for a while so we can see how good he is at it. OK?


9 posted on 02/10/2010 7:37:38 AM PST by pt17
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To: MarkAccord; maggief; STARWISE; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Liz; GOPsterinMA; jhw61; Sparky1776; ...
He's just starting to serve in the US senate, so talk about presidential asperations are premature, and he has to run for re-election in 2012.

RULE


10 posted on 02/10/2010 7:38:39 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: teg_76

I sent emails, made calls, donated money and I don’t even live in Mass!

He’s starting to piss me off!


11 posted on 02/10/2010 7:39:04 AM PST by a real Sheila (a POX on this entire administration!)
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To: MarkAccord

Writing a book is a little presumptuous for a newly minted Senator. Shades of Obama’s egomania.


12 posted on 02/10/2010 7:39:08 AM PST by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: onyx

Yes!
There are RULES here!
Lol!

Um, he’s hot.


13 posted on 02/10/2010 7:40:47 AM PST by a real Sheila (a POX on this entire administration!)
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To: Hacklehead

The smart thing would be for him to write his book (actually it will be ghost-written), build up his record, take the hard votes that will come up in the future, and see what happens.

His campaign for President if it happens, will either take off like a kite, or just flop and he will run for re-election as Senator. Go with the flow.


14 posted on 02/10/2010 7:41:07 AM PST by MarkAccord
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To: Hacklehead

“Writing a book is a little presumptuous for a newly minted Senator. Shades of Obama’s egomania.”

I agree. He needs to not let all the publicity go to his head, shut-up for awhile and figure out the legislative process, work hard, and seek counsel from guys like DeMint.


15 posted on 02/10/2010 7:41:36 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: MarkAccord

Maybe he ought to concentrate on being a Senator.


16 posted on 02/10/2010 7:42:42 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

He can chew gum and walk at the same time. People will notice the first time he breaks with the Republican leadership. One misstep could hurt him badly.


17 posted on 02/10/2010 7:44:03 AM PST by MarkAccord
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To: onyx; STARWISE; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Liz; Bahbah
Note to Senator Brown: maggief predicts a best seller, especially if you include plenty of new pics. :)

(Rules.)

18 posted on 02/10/2010 7:44:06 AM PST by maggief
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To: Hacklehead

I think so too. I was happy that he won, but I had a whiff of some ego-mania during his victory speech. Many of these politicians get on my nerves—I don’t put much stock in any of them. You can count on them, they will always let you down.


19 posted on 02/10/2010 7:44:31 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: MarkAccord

I can’t wait to read it!


20 posted on 02/10/2010 7:46:50 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: maggief

I wonder if his book will include a centerfold? Somebody had to say it.


21 posted on 02/10/2010 7:47:53 AM PST by PilotDave (Anyone who can get NJ + MA to vote R, can't be all bad.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
SB is running for POTUS.

Yessiree!!!

22 posted on 02/10/2010 7:49:11 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: MarkAccord

You need to give up your obsession, esp. since joining FR the day of his election.


23 posted on 02/10/2010 7:49:21 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: PilotDave

I wouldn’t be one complaining.

:D


24 posted on 02/10/2010 7:49:25 AM PST by maggief
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To: MarkAccord

That’s a lie. Romney was the behind the scenes campaign booster for Brown. Its well documented, esp. here on FR.


25 posted on 02/10/2010 7:50:11 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: maggief
Note to Senator Brown: maggief predicts a best seller, especially if you include plenty of new pics. :)

Note to maggief, from Onyx, Do you mean pics from his modeling days?


26 posted on 02/10/2010 7:50:16 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It will be ghost written. It can’t hurt, it may help.

Good luck to him!


27 posted on 02/10/2010 7:50:46 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: MarkAccord

The guy is a frakkin idiot. He is already coming apart. American Idol, now a book. A 98 lb. weakling! We need serious people.


28 posted on 02/10/2010 7:51:46 AM PST by olepap (God help us)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Just like 0bama wrote two stinkin’ biographies
I would tell Scott to cool his jets...bad idea


29 posted on 02/10/2010 7:53:46 AM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: onyx

Sure, that works.

More tool pics too. :D


30 posted on 02/10/2010 7:56:19 AM PST by maggief
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To: pt17

“How about Scott Brown sticking to his day job for a while...”

I’m relieved that his election saved us, at least temporarily, from going over the brink but I want to see how he performs his duties for a while before becoming a presidential candidate (unlike our present “flash in the pan” President.


31 posted on 02/10/2010 7:57:35 AM PST by SWEETSUNNYSOUTH (Liberalism is a mental disease.)
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To: MarkAccord; Diogenesis; All
His only connection with Romney is that Romney was the Republican Governor of Massachusetts while Brown was in the state senate.

Not true.

Mitt Romney: PAC supporters ‘basking in’ Scott Brown’s win

Romney Takes Ownership of Brown Victory

From the last article above:

“Governor Romney asked his entire political team to help the then-unknown Brown, and he raised early money for him at a time when very few people would give him a second look.”

Indeed, several key figures in Brown’s victory -- notably Eric Fehrnstrom, Beth Myers, and Peter Flaherty -- were and continue to be Romney people.

Brown’s campaign manager, Beth Lindstrom, was a member of Romney’s Cabinet; his press secretary, Felix Browne, was a deputy press secretary under Gov. Romney; Brown finance director Priscilla Ruzzo held that same post in Romney’s 1994 Senate race; and Will Ritter was a key advance staffer for Romney before he worked for Brown’s campaign.

And while the forces that fueled Brown’s victory were far larger than any endorsements, Romney was the only major politicians who shared the stage with Brown on election night.

32 posted on 02/10/2010 7:59:29 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: rintense

Romney may have been behind the scenes, but Brown refused to campaign with him publicly, at least in the last 8 weeks or so before the election.


33 posted on 02/10/2010 8:02:24 AM PST by MarkAccord
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To: MarkAccord

So Romney was Geppetto then. Ok.


34 posted on 02/10/2010 8:04:15 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Facts are stubborn things! :)


35 posted on 02/10/2010 8:04:53 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: MarkAccord

Just do the damn job you were elected to, Senator. We dont need another self spankulating politician who thinks they are the Messiah.


36 posted on 02/10/2010 8:10:43 AM PST by DogBarkTree
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To: rintense

Meanwhile MA gov Deval Patrick who may or may not be re-elected (poll numbers are horrible but a 3 person race could help him) agreed long ago to write a book about his remarkable life (NOT!) I think he has failed to turn in
chapters on deadline, etc., and don’t know when it will come out. How many copies would it sell? Article below had said it would come out in “2010”; time will tell

3/28/08
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2008/03/28/gov_deval_patrick_has_book_deal/?page=full

>>Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, his state’s first black governor and a close ally of presidential candidate Barack Obama, is writing a memoir that will be published by Broadway Books in 2010.
more stories like this

The deal is worth $1.35 million and nine publishers competed for the book, currently untitled, according to agent Todd Shuster of the Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary Agency. Patrick will donate some of his royalties to A Better Chance, a nonprofit educational organization that helped Patrick attend the Milton Academy, south of Boston.

“Drawing upon his extraordinary journey from Chicago’s Wabash Avenue to the Massachusetts State House on Boston’s fabled Beacon Hill, Gov. Patrick will offer in his book a series of lessons and insights on life and leadership,” according to a statement released Friday by Broadway Books, an imprint of Random House, Inc.


37 posted on 02/10/2010 8:11:54 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

LOL.


38 posted on 02/10/2010 8:17:23 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: MarkAccord

Both parties are so desperate for leadership they will grab anyone who looks and sounds good. We need people with a long history of accomplishment, not a flash in the pan. That’s how we got Obamateur.


39 posted on 02/10/2010 8:28:35 AM PST by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
...I voted for Scott Brown, I'm glad he won, but I'm really not prepared to go down this path the whole way. Sorry.

My sentiments exactly. Of course, since I don't live in MA, I didn't vote for him, but I did send his campaign a check.

OTOH, this sounds EXACTLY like the resume of the current occupant of the WH:
A state senator.
Then a US senator.
Immediate talk of a presidential run.
An autobiography written by a young man.

40 posted on 02/10/2010 8:29:30 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters, now.)
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To: teg_76

You are right on.

We already had that guy doing memoirs before he’d done anything to do memoirs.

C’mon, Scott. Get to work for the peeps.

Dangit!


41 posted on 02/10/2010 8:35:03 AM PST by StAntKnee (I keep thinking I'm gonna wake up from this dream theatre of the absurd.)
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To: onyx

WOO HOO! Barnett is the KINGmaker of books.
Schadenfreude is SO sweet and watching the Dims’
innards explode ... Sarah, Scott .. LOLOLOL ..


42 posted on 02/10/2010 8:41:41 AM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: MarkAccord

Now I know why it’s said that the Republicans eat each other. The Dems would love some of the posts here.


43 posted on 02/10/2010 8:42:01 AM PST by kitkat (Obama hates us. Well, maybe a LOT of Kenyans do.)
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To: onyx

Thanks for the ping onyx, I love it.))


44 posted on 02/10/2010 8:52:46 AM PST by BARLF
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To: STARWISE

I didn’t know that Barnett is the KINGmaker of books!!!


45 posted on 02/10/2010 8:58:58 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: BARLF

You’re most welcome! I thought of you right away.
I am going to buy his book. :)


46 posted on 02/10/2010 8:59:55 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx
I am going to buy his book.

Yeah, me too.

47 posted on 02/10/2010 9:07:18 AM PST by BARLF
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To: onyx

someone likes scott brown!!! is he going to get a valentine from you?


48 posted on 02/10/2010 9:16:24 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Camelot sleeps with the fishes!)
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To: GOPsterinMA; maggief

LOL. Good idea, maggief?


49 posted on 02/10/2010 9:24:15 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: onyx

Robert Barnett, attorney .. master dealmaker for

***

Scott Brown
Sarah Palin
Pres. George W. Bush
Barack Obama,
Bill Clinton,
Hillary Rodham Clinton,
Bob Woodward,
Lynne Cheney,
Alan Greenspan,
James Patterson,
Katharine Graham,
Tim Russert,
Stephen White,
George Will,
Art Buchwald,
James Carville,
Mary Matalin,
William Bennett,
Cokie Roberts,
several former U.S. Secretaries of State,
numerous U.S. Senators,
Tony Blair of the United Kingdom,
Queen Noor of Jordan,
Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan,

and many others, including journalists,
novelists, business leaders, public figures,
politicians, and others

http://helpmejoseph.typepad.com/puma_for_life/2009/05/page/2/


50 posted on 02/10/2010 9:24:56 AM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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