To fellow jaded New Yorkers who think they've heard it all, I humbly offer this: Rick Lazio is the new Scott Brown.
I say this not in a "gray is the new black" kind of way, but to suggest that if he wants to, and if New Yorkers care about who fills David Paterson's seat, Lazio has the potential to run as a Scott Brown and, yes, win as a Scott Brown.
Allow me to refresh your snow- and scandal-addled memory: Brown was the overlooked Republican dark horse who delivered to Massachusetts Democrats the political equivalent of the Boston Massacre, unexpectedly defeating Martha Coakley for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat.
Don't believe that Lazio could do the same? Get in line.
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