A reader writes:

I think you're reading too much into the Palin/Brown thing. I was at the Victory Party for Brown (I'm a Republican), and I'm 98% certain he or one of his staffers mentioned that Sarah Palin had just called him (maybe someone has a transcript?). Please remember that in the hour between Coakley's concession and his speech, he was surrounded by Mitt Romney, Charlie Baker, and thousands of supporters. He got calls from (or called) Barack Obama, Ted Kennedy's wife, and who knows how many other politicians. He probably hadn't slept much in days, and in the past 2-3 weeks he's probably talked on the phone to literally ever major politician in the country. I would guess that the hectic nature of the past few weeks -- combined with the fact that Palin called so early and probably spoke with him for 1 or 2 minutes, really did cause it to slip his mind.

Wouldn't hurt to prove it, would it? And I'd happily post any such proof as soon as I get it.

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