Subhead: He’s a bit of a stiff, too.
Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-$$$) made his Fox News debut on Sean Hannity’s show last night, and it has received decidedly mixed reviews in the local dailies.
Former senator Scott Brown made a transition from potential comeback politician to pundit in just two weeks, making his debut as a contributor to Fox News on Wednesday night in an appearance also billed as an “exclusive” by host Sean Hannity.
Fans and skeptics alike saw the move as a plush landing pad for Brown, a telegenic former model who used his regular-guy appeal to great effect in his campaign for US Senate and whose upset win in 2010 was championed and chronicled on Fox . . .
Wearing a suit with an American flag on his lapel, Brown started off his appearance on the “Hannity” show smiling uncertainly, but he soon hit his stride with campaign- style talking points.
Translation for the Fox News-impaired: Bo-ring.
Crosstown at the Boston Herald, though, the atmosphere (by which we mean, of course, Margery Eagan) was electric:
Scott Brown isn’t running for governor next year. That’s my bet.
Fox News, where he debuted last night, is a terrific paycheck. Good for him.
But you just don’t help your political career in the bluest of blue states by working for Fox . . .
I for one expect that Brown will do for the men of America what he did for the boyos of Massachusetts: He’ll make them swoon.
He’s certainly had that effect on her: “Scott Brown is even better looking than the very pretty Sean Hannity — and in much better, triathlon-ready shape. Brown is almost as gorgeous as Megyn Kelly.”
But while the earth may have moved for Margery, others were less, well, breathless.
“I wonder what political analysis he’s done in the past that is noteworthy. Has he ever said anything that has great political insight?” said longtime GOP political analyst Todd Domke.
“Once elected, he was pretty mushy. He proved that moderation is not necessarily a virtue because it can mean boring. I don’t know what to expect,” Domke added. “Actually, I think I do know what to expect.”
Translation for the Domke-impaired: Double boring.
One last mash note (check lower right), this one regarding Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch agreeing to a “people’s pledge:”
In the end, only the Herald can make the Herald swoon.