Scott Brown’s silence:
This is not an issue of politics. It is an issue of character.
By Walter Brooks
Here’s something for Elizabeth Warren to ponder on Saturday as she travels the Upper Cape: One year ago Senator Scott Brown wrote a book and then went on national television, telling the world how he was molested at a Christian summer camp on Cape Cod.
And then all Hell broke loose.
Practically everyone in Southeastern Massachusetts knows what happened. Allegations of child molestation surfaced, one suspect committed suicide, the camp was shuttered for a year, the DA is investigating and prominent attorneys start building stables of clients for the lawsuits sure to follow.
Know what’s really troubling about this whole thing? Scott Brown could have put a stop to this years ago.
Scott Brown was an attorney – an officer of the court – since the 1980’s. He was a municipal official in the 1990’s and then was elected to the legislature in 1998. Scott Brown was and is a powerful man – a man who could’ve stepped up and put a stop to the alleged abuses at Camp Good News at any time in the past 25 years.
Why didn’t he? As we see it there are only two possibilities:
Gentle readers, this is not an issue of politics. It is an issue of character. It is an issue of ethics. It is an issue of moral courage.
It is an issue of all those attributes that we find lacking in the junior Senator from Massachusetts.