Was Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) rationalizing the Joe Stack’s anti-tax plane attack down in Texas today in an interview with Neil Cavuto? I’m not sure that’s exactly it. But he did seem weirdly close to describing the incident as another example of the voter frustration that sent him to Washington. I’m curious to know what you think. Let me know. Transcript after the jump …
Well it’s certainly tragic and I feel for the families obviously being affected by it.
And I don’t know if it’s related, but I can just sense not only in my election, but since being here in Washington, people are frustrated. They want transparency, they want their elected officials to be accountable and open and talk about the things that are affecting their daily lives. So I’m not sure that there’s a connection, I certainly hope not. But we need to do things better.
Cavuto: Um, you know invariably people are going to look at this and say, well, that’s where some of this populist rage gets you. Isn’t that a bit extreme?
Brown: Well, yeah, of course it’s extreme. You don’t know anything about the individual. He could have had other issues, certainly. No one likes paying taxes, obviously. But the way we’re trying to deal with things and have been in the past, at least until I got here is, there’s such a logjam in Washington. And people want us to do better. They want us to help solve the problems that are affecting Americans in a very real way.
And I think we, I’m hopeful that we can do that, with a lot of the things that are coming forward. At least what I’m hearing through, and speaking with my colleagues this seems to be a diff feel there’s kind of a message that was sent with my election, the fact that I was elected by a substantial margin taking the former Ted Kennedy’s seat. They want difference up here and I’m hopeful that’s going to happen.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.