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)
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 . . . ”
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