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The difference between New Hampshire and Massachusetts is . . .

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., center left, gives a concession speech as his wife Gail Huff, right, watches on at an election night watch party in a hotel in Boston, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Brown lost to Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren in his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., center left, gives a concession speech as his wife Gail Huff, right, watches on at an election night watch party in a hotel in Boston, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Brown lost to Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren in his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown got more than his share of grief for momentarily confusing New Hampshire and Massachusetts in a recent speech in the Granite State. So much grief, in fact, that Vanity Fair magazine felt compelled to come to his defense – in the lamest possible way. The editors’ argument: “We would now like to defend Scott Brown: You try differentiating between New Hampshire and Massachusetts.”

Where to begin?!

Well, Monitor readers, surely you can help the geographically challenged journalists down in New York. We’re looking for the best ending to this sentence: “The difference between New Hampshire and Massachusetts is . . . ”

Send submissions to letters@cmonitor.com. Include your name and town and (for verification) phone number. We’ll publish a collection of good suggestions next week.

Legacy Comments15

No one that lives in NH vacations in MA.

Basically, nothing............at least from (and including) Manchester and south. Seen one crime-ridden city, seen 'em all. But Boston's still a great destination, at least as long as you know where you're going.

There has been a concerted effort by the Republicans to take over the politics in small cities and towns. Today Boehner made a statement criticizing the right-wing of his party. We shall see and it will be interesting. I think he sees the handwriting on the wall indicating a debacle in the next election. http://linkd.in/1j2g6Qk

You undersestimate the silent majority. It is evident that progressives are just 38% of the population. That is proven in the approval numbers for Obama. The 38% stick with it through thick and thin. Conservatives are not "extremists" for wanting fiscal sanity, freedom and liberty. You underestimate, as does Boehner the groundswell that is about to overwhelmingly turn out in the next election. Obamacare lies, restricted freedoms, tyrannical agencies in the government doing end runs around the Congress, deficit spending, shrinking GDP, IRS attacking politically, on and on. People are fed up, they have had enough.

The difference between New Hampshire and Massachusetts is , an item for sale in a NH store for $100 , will cost you $100.

LOL...devil doc made me laugh...the difference between MA and NH is in MA, a felony conviction is required during a Speakers term.

While NH merely gets the partner of the convicted and disbarred Speaker to serve as its own Speaker of the House.

weak argument

Drive any where north of the lake and you will see. If you cant tell the difference or you do not know which lake then you are from Mass.

You can also get great baked beans, corn cakes and old fashions, terrific meat pies, and drink tonic. Folks who live there also talk funny.

The difference? I can get a brisket on rye with Russian dressing and a potato knish in Mass., and the waitress won't ask me if I want mayo. Good luck getting them here.

taxes, liberals,taxes, liberals,taxes,liberals,taxes,liberals

They have people like you too. Only difference is they keep their mouths shut ti they move here and become speaker of the house and really screw things up

I can only hope - yet FACTS again prove you wrong... immigration north out of Taxachusetts has brought massive low information democrat liberal voters like you

a balanced budget after democrats left an almost $$$$$1 BILLION deficit is only a screw up to liberals. To the remaining 80% it is a big win and the 1st step in the right direction

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