Re: Liz Warren
posted at 10/6/2011 1:21 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Liz Warren
[QUOTE]One thing Warren will have to learn is that if she's going to sling it, she damn well better learn how to take it. Make cracks about him posing and then cry "sexism" and "rude" when he simply replies in like kind? _____________________________________________________________ Republican Senator Scott Brown made a crack about Democrat Elizabeth Warren’s physical appearance on a radio show this morning. Brown was responding to a crack Warren made in Tuesday’s debate, when the Democrat said that she “didn’t take her clothes off” to pay for college, a reference to Brown’s famous nude spread in Cosmopolitan magazine decades ago. Asked by the WZLX disc jockey for a response, Brown said “Thank God,” which elicited laughter. During the interview, Brown also explained more about why he posed nude. “You know what, listen: Bottom line is, you know, I didn’t go to Harvard, you know, I went to the school of hard knocks, and I did whatever I had to do to pay for school,’’ He said. “And for people who know me, and know what I’ve been through… [My] mom and dad married and divorced four times each. You know, some real challenges growing up,’’ he said. Brown continued, saying “You know, whatever. You know, let them throw stones. I did what I had to do. But not for having that opportunity, I never would have been able to pay for school, and never would have gone to school, and I wouldn’t probably be talking to you, so, whatever.’’ Democrats immediately pounced on Brown’s remarks. “Senator Brown saying ridiculously ignorant, rude, sexist, and false things? Weird, that never happens,” Julia Leja, the finance director for the Massachusetts Democratic Party, wrote on Twitter, adding an expletive for emphasis. http://www.boston.com/Boston/metrodesk/2011/10/scott-brown-takes-poke-elizabeth-warren-appearance-boston-radio-show/s745o8D3uv5kJ3Uvfk98qI/index.html?p1=News_links
Posted by WhatDoYouWantNow[/QUOTE]
Actually, from this exchange, it sounds like Scotty on the defensive and not just a bit petulant. I didn't hear it, but the transcript reads like he was a bit stammered...maybe he was more loose on the air. He is the incumbent; the office is his to lose.
BTW...Ms. Warren's comments were not sexist, but Mr. Brown's were. He also needs to explain why other college students having a tough time (numerous considering the exploding costs of college) should or shouldn't also do what he did.