So Sara Palin not being an option.....and the Republican Party getting all giddy with excitement over Scott Brown needs to recognize the reason for his win. Which is, that he campaigned on listening to his constituents and seeking to represent their will. Suprise, Suprise! It's the same thing Obama campaigned on! Now, rather than just lip service let's put legislators in office who follow through. From what I've read about this guy, Ilario Pantano, he fits the bill.
Noteworthy quotes from soon to be Rep. Pantano:
"If you think the largest piece of the federal budget is not fraught with fraud, waste and abuse, you're smoking crack," he said. "And I am going in there with a butcher's knife, and we are gong to get to the bottom of some things." This will include going after the practice of senior congressmen directing billion-dollar programs into their districts for jobs when the military goes without critical resources."
"I am not a typical Republican," Pantano told Military.com in a Feb. 3 telephone interview. "In fact, I think the Republicans have done a lot of things that disgusted me, that have disgusted the American people over the last couple of years. And the Republicans absolutely deserved the comeuppance they've gotten. "
"And just because there have been some successes in Massachusetts and elsewhere is absolutely not carte blanche to return to … tone deafness to the American people."
"I went out to do a dirty job for my country and in the process I got jammed up," he said. "I never broke with my Corps. I never broke with my country. I never said I was a victim. I took responsibility. I did what I did. I killed men in combat and if you don't like it, don't send men to war."