We drove up Rte 1 to Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus — just north of Boston — to meet and greet Hottie McAwesome, who stopped by our neck of the woods on his "Citizen Open House Tour" early afternoon. To top-down control freaks like the entrenched Democrat machinesters into whose gears Scott Brown had thrown a monkey-wrench last week, it might have seemed sheer chaos, but for our grassroots tribe of Yankee-style individualists — lifelong Republicans like ourselves, current and former Democrats, Independents (known here in Taxachussets as "Unenrolled"), it was an intelligent mob.
A happy, happy throng pressed in upon their conquering hero. We estimate a crowd of about one thousand.
Spontaneous chants broke out as celebrants thanked Scott Brown for breaking the back of the Beacon Hill mob.
Scott Brown had tapped into a long-repressed, almost religious yearning to breathe free amongst us Red Staters living behind enemy lines here in Taxachusetts. As one woman — a 71-year-old resident of nearby blue-collar Revere who proudly told us she was still working — put it, she'd been a lifelong Democrat until about ten years ago, when she realized the state had turned radically left and unresponsive to citizens' concerns. For her and so many of us, Scott Brown's electoral victory was a lamp beside the golden door.