Since imitation is the highest form of flattery, Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) must have quite a thing for former Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.).
When Dole kicked off her campaign in 2002, she thanked her husband, Bob, her mother and the rest of her family (of which there are many) for their blessings on her campaign. Then she talked about other stuff (yada-yada). Then! She started to get a little bit campaigny. (If you know what we mean.)
"With your permission, I would like to dispense with the usual format and tell you as simply as I can why I am running for the United States Senate," she told the crowd. "I am Mary and John Hanford's daughter raised to believe there are no limits to individual achievement and no excuse to justify indifference."
That's pretty powerful stuff, someone on the Massachusetts Republican's staff thought. You know who also thinks there are no limits to individual achievement and no excuse to justify indifference? Our boss. We should put this on his website! Funnest idea ever! High-fives!
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.