There are many clues that Sen. Brown is for real. Here's one I just spotted linked in the Drudge Report! Patrick Kennedy: Scott Brown's candidacy 'a joke' - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room If Patrick Kennedy is expressing dissatisfaction already with Sen. Brown, you KNOW that Sen. Brown is for real. Look, even before he got elected we knew he wasn't the conservative messiah. He will eventually piss off conservatives on SOME issue. But he got off to a good startby irking PAtick Kennedy! Good man, Sen. Brown!