Who are we that Jim Oliphant of the LA Times/Tribune Papers would cold call us for a phone interview this afternoon on what the heck is really going on here in Massachusetts below the radar? Well, he tells us he did a google search for "scott brown," and there we were above the fold, right below Scott Brown's own campaign site. We've been blogging our tea-partying heart out about Hottie McAwesome since December 9, the day after our native son won the primary. Oliphant's article comes out Sunday. Watch this space.
"For Democrats, it's a nightmarish scenario: A Republican appears to be within striking distance of capturing the Senate seat of the late Edward Kennedy," writes LA Times correspondent James Oliphant, at sea somewhere in the wilds of Gloucester, Massachusetts — the magical landscape of our childhood summers — when he called us out of the blue this afternoon. Just a gal sitting in our living room in our virtual pajamas, we were swept off our slippered feet, of course.
Caption from our September 2004 post "To sleep perchance to blog": Classic pajama in silky satin charmeuse with a subtle luster. An everyday luxury, for sleeping or blogging, from Victoria's Secret.
Oliphant's looking for some local color, perhaps, in this story of a lifetime. We gave him all we've got, and who knows how it will play out in his column Sunday morning? Portrayed by astroturfing leftists as phony baloney, we New England tea partiers are the real thing, grassroots seekers of wisdom and truth horrified at how the international progressivists inside the corridors of power are trying to turn the lights out on this Shining City Upon a Hill. As we told Jim — may we call you Jim? — when he mentioned the hope-and-change optimism of so many of our clueless fellow Americans a year ago, the hope and change are here, but not quite in the way Barack Obama imagined. We owe him for reawakening this sleeping giant just in time to bring the nation back to its senses, starting with electing Scott Brown to the people's seat on Tuesday, January 19. If you're with us, click here to contribute and/or volunteer in the final countdown. Even if we win, there's no guarantee the vox populi will be heard, of course:
Even if Democrats lose the special election to pick a new Massachusetts senator Tuesday, Congress may still pass health-care overhaul through a process called reconciliation, a top House Democrat said.
That procedure requires 51 votes rather than the 60 needed to prevent Republicans from blocking votes on President Barack Obama’s top legislative priorities. That supermajority is at risk as the Massachusetts race has tightened.
“Even before Massachusetts and that race was on the radar screen, we prepared for the process of using reconciliation,” Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said.
Maybe we've never been tempted, but we just don't get how these people can face themselves in the morning light.
Update: Instalanche! Sweet dreams, professor.
Update II: "For now we are the revolution," writes Dan Riehl with a link and a bit of savory philosophizing:
From my earliest days blogging, what excited me most was the ability of the medium to democratize news and information, as well as politics. Just imagine how many more people are getting politically active today - in groups and through relationships that couldn't have existed not long ago.
Update III: Lots more hits and intelligent eyeballs from Michelle Malkin's Buzzworthy!
Update IV: "My 30 years in Democratic politics tells me that Brown is surging because he now has the support of a lot of Democrats — and that will be the biggest surprise from the exit polls Tuesday night," writes John Burke at The Purple Center with a link. Thank you, and welcome aboard!