Scott Brown has been in the world's most exclusive club for less than a week, and already he's eyeing an even more exclusive label: senatorial memoirist.
As the tea party hero who seized Ted Kennedy's old Massachusetts Senate seat for the GOP, Brown may actually find a decent audience for his tome. (Decent by senator-turned-author standards, at least.) It's an annual Senate tradition: Some solon gets it in his (or her) head to put the collected wisdom of his life into print. And in most cases, that wisdom -- boilerplate title and all -- winds up remaindered not much later.
To put Brown's forthcoming addition to the senatorial literary canon in perspective, Salon has assembled a handy slide show of some of his predecessors' efforts. For about 20 bucks, thanks to discounts from publishers eager to ditch unsold copies, you can put together quite a political library these days.