In his Capitol Hill office, Scott keeps a small framed photo from the movie "Cool Hand Luke." It is the famous scene where the defiant Luke, played by Paul Newman, tries to eat 50 eggs in one hour to win a bet. In the photo, Newman looks fatigued and in pain, with bits of egg all over his face, yet facing a heap of eggs sitting on the table. "This is just like Net neutrality," says Scott. "No one thinks we can beat the telecoms, everyone is betting against us. So every day I have to go out and eat 50 eggs in an hour." He pauses, realizing the hugeness of his challenge, but relishing his victory so far. "The bloggers have really changed the debate on Net neutrality," he says. "Had there not been a massive public push on this issue, I am quite confident it would already be over."
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