A number of people were shocked when, following his defeat at the hands of noted Native American Senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown chose not to pursue further exposure by becoming the Republican challenger for the John Kerry’s vacated Massachusetts Senate seat.
But it appears Scott Brown already had a plan in place. He was going to follow his dream.
He is going to helm the Michael Scott Paper Company. Or sort of. But it’s close enough that it doesn’t matter.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to contribute to Kadant and learn more about the challenges of an international business,” Brown said in a statement. “Kadant has been on the forefront of designing and manufacturing equipment to recycle and produce paper for decades. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experiences and contributing to the future direction and growth of this global leader.”
Brown is finishing out the term of a former member of the board that stepped down in order to retire, according to Kadant spokesman Thomas O’Brien.
He is obviously already accomplished at finishing out someone else’s term, so he has that experience going for him. Although, given Sarah Palin’s follow-up success after a failed bid, you have to wonder if he’s shooting high enough.