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Opinion

Joan Vennochi

Old-school Dems have their guy: Scott Brown

THE OLD-SCHOOL Democrats behind Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day breakfast always send a message to insiders. This year, it was all about Senator Scott Brown. He’s their guy.

Brown, the only Republican in the Bay State’s congressional delegation, was given a starring role at the annual fete. He spoke early, and the camera lingered on him often - especially because he was seated next to state Senator Jack Hart of South Boston, the breakfast host.

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