Crazy for Scott Brown

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Jan. 20 2010 4:31 PM

Crazy for Scott Brown

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I'm with KJ about the main explanation for Scott Brown's win: Washington rage first, manly rage second. But surely Hanna's revenge-of-the-angry-man theory explains why Drudge is swooning over Brown's presidential chances. The Republicans need a savior, now they have one cast perfectly to type. (Brown was even a little-known state senator till recently, a piece of the Obama resume.) Ann Althouse has it : "We've seen conservatism in the idealized female form, the lovely Sarah Palin with her moose. And now, we see conservatism in the idealized male form, the handsome Scott Brown in his truck."

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Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the author of Sticks and Stones

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