04/09/2011 10:45 am ET Updated Jun 09, 2011

Sen. Scott Brown Makes Surprise Appearance At Ted Kennedy Event

With fiscal negotiations consuming Washington, Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick opted to use his remarks at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate to scold the "conservative movement, so-called," for "sapping the optimism out of our country," positing Kennedy as the quintessential optimist.
That led to Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., taking the stage in an unadvertised appearance, addressing Kennedy's widow, Vicki, and grinning, "I told you I'd come. Little surprise to everybody, isn't it?"

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