IF SCOTT Brown is serious about running for governor, he should stop the silly Twitter talk.
It gives him a trending credibility problem.
Explaining an odd succession of recent tweets — including the infamous “Bqhatevwr” — Brown came up with a convoluted tale that involved an iPhone in his pocket. As others have noted, the explanation he gave to Fox 25’s Maria Stephanos about the resulting Twitter explosion — “worldwide trending, on a pocket tweet” — is highly improbable.
It’s a little thing, but it chips away at Scott Brown Inc., a brand he needs to keep fresh and honest if he really hopes to have a political future in Massachusetts.
It’s also a reminder of Brown’s previous weakness for truth-stretching — like when he went on the radio last year and said that as senator from Massachusetts he had “secret meetings with kings and queens,” or when he told CNN that he got “calls all the time” from President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He also said in several televised interviews that he had seen photos of Osama bin Laden’s body, and suggested that as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee he had viewed them as part of an official briefing.
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