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Obama, Scott Brown and basketball

My modest proposal for President Obama to strike a dual blow for bipartisanship and transparency: Accept Sen.-elect Scott Brown’s challenge to a two-on-two basketball game. (Brown said he’d bring his college basketball champion daughter, Ayla.) Then, invite in the C-Span cameras to televise it.

By Ruth Marcus  | January 21, 2010; 12:59 PM ET
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Oh and one more thing!!! How dare Scott Brown insult Senator Kennedy and the Kennedy family. If his office can be haunted I hope the ghost work overtime!!
It was really a "low punch". Everyone knows it is the people's seat but, Senator Kennedy filled it with dignity and hard work for the people-he gave his entire life to that service. So, as for Brown-that comment earned not my respect.
Wait until you earn half of what Senator Kennedy accomplished and then "open your big mouth." And I hope your wife punches you in the gut for making your daughters "open season" but, pretty people pour on the spread-hope she does not have to track you on the Appalachian trail running off the trail in some strange land.

Posted by: Scar1 | January 21, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

That's interesting. I thought any mention of Ted Kennedy and ghosts would be about Mary Jo Kopechne.

Posted by: MSellers1 | January 21, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Who is this Scott Brown guy ?

A small-town fiscal conservative ? opposed to Obamacare and BIG Government ? winning in liberal Massachusetts .. holy cow !

A hard-nosed pro-military guy who opposes terrorist-friendly policies ? Heck he supports waterboarding even !

A good-looking telegenic happy-warrior, a former Cosmos model who sets hearts aflutter ? Has a beautiful family ? He's a Christian even !

He seems to connect with people... he shook a million hands ! He seems authentic.

He even plays basketball and drives a truck !

Good God... He sounds just like... Sarah Palin !! Heck maybe he should invite the former Wasilla High Basketball Team Captain instead of his daughter to challenge the President ? Now that would be something to watch.

Posted by: pvilso24 | January 21, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

The President should take up the offer. I thought it was a great idea when Scott Brown suggested it after the election. Brown was a good basketball player in his school and his daughter, Ayla, is a standout at Boston College, his old ala mater. As a Bay Stater I'd love to see the match up at the White House between the President and our new young senator.

Posted by: pjsilva | January 21, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

I support Obama and health care reform and deplore the GOP Party of No. I watched Scott Brown's acceptance speech and I was touched by his reference to Teddy and Victoria Kennedy. He spoke eloquently, especially compared to most Republicans. It would be so nice if he turned out to have a will of his own, But that is pretty much not allowed in the GOP nowadays after their Stalinist-style purges. What I find most interesting are the remarks made by Glenn Beck. He really said that Scott Brown needs a chastity belt and that this will end up with a dead intern??? It appears to be true, and if so, this bloviator, Beck, is one seriously disturbed dude.

Posted by: wilsonjmichael | January 21, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

I say go for it Mr. President and use one of your brother-in-laws players from his college team. The wifes and children could dress as cheerleaders showing both parties they can come together.

Posted by: jameschirico | January 21, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Who is this Scott Brown guy ?

A small-town fiscal conservative ? opposed to Obamacare and BIG Government ? winning in liberal Massachusetts .. holy cow !

A hard-nosed pro-military guy who opposes terrorist-friendly policies ? Heck he supports waterboarding even !

A good-looking telegenic happy-warrior, a former Cosmos model who sets hearts aflutter ? Has a beautiful family ? He's a Christian even !

He seems to connect with people... he shook a million hands ! He seems authentic.

He even plays basketball and drives a truck !

Good God... He sounds just like... Sarah Palin !! Heck maybe he should invite the former Wasilla High Basketball Team Captain instead of his daughter to challenge the President ? Now that would be something to watch.

Posted by: pvilso24
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Not only are you prejudiced (even a Christian) like religion is a prerequisite, but dumber than Palin (all of the newspapers). Brown clearly has a brain and compassion (voted for MA healthcare) with an acknowledgement of the other side (Kennedy statement), you can't say that of Palin, nor should you mention them both in the same breath.

Posted by: jameschirico | January 21, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Memo to Scar1: Brown's latest statement on the Kennedy family was filled with nothing but praise. Most dads kiddingly tease their daughters and Brown's statement was not all that different from Obama's "eyaaah" on the Whitehouse lawn with his daughter trying to pet an animal.

Posted by: jameschirico | January 21, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Hey we finally have a good man (Brown)and he won without any illegal voter fraud.Unlike the dems ,he is one of the few who are not corupt in Washington. Hope for change we need to clone him for the rest of the country.

Posted by: annieandpauldonovan | January 22, 2010 1:52 AM | Report abuse

We have to wait and see who he really is. He received his welcome packet from the gop taliban leader in washington (Mitch McConnell) yesterday. He was instructed to study hard this weekend so as to be in shape to say NO on everything next week.

Posted by: hadelaide | January 22, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

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