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Republicans on Government Cheese

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On balance, Brown described himself as a "fiscal conservative" and a social moderate — talking about how his mother was "on welfare for a time" and what it was like "getting the blocks of cheese and worrying about how we're going to pay the bills."

via A 'Scott Brown Republican' is pro-choice, anti-tax – On Politics: Covering the US Congress, Governors, and the 2010 Election – USATODAY.com.

Very funny bit in the news today — Scott Brown giving some interviews, turns out he's pro-choice and that his mother was actually on welfare once. It took Mitch McConnell about nine seconds to apologize for him. Emphasis here is mine:

He's gonna be an independent voice for Massachusetts. We expect that. Republicans from the northeast are not exactly like Republicans from the south or the west, we understand that. We have a big tent party. And we're thrilled to have him.

Freaking hilarious. BTW, can't wait for the big teabagger hoedown in Nashville this weekend. Wouldn't it be great if they had carnival-style "Purity test" booths around the conference halls?

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