Scott Brown's Nudie Pix Bite Elizabeth Warren on the You-Know-What

Scott BrownI'm sorry, but this is really too outrageous: You know how Scott Brown, the Republican Senator from Massachusetts who won an upset election to take Senator Edward Kennedy's seat in 2010, once posed totally naked (his hand strategically placed) for Cosmo? (It was in 1982, and he says he did it to fund his law school education.)

Well, not only has it shockingly had no apparent adverse effect on his political career. (Can you imagine a woman who posed naked in a magazine being elected to the Senate? No, neither can I.) But now it's actually come back to bite his current chief opponent for the office -- a woman, natch -- on her (fully clad) bottom.

Wha? How did that happen?


During a debate Tuesday, the Democratic candidates challenging Brown for his Senate seat were asked -- in light of Brown's unusual method of raising funds for his advanced degree -- how they paid for their college educations. (Wink, wink. Nod, nod.)

Elizabeth Warren, the former special adviser to President Obama and Harvard Law professor who is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, answered, "I kept my clothes on ... I borrowed money," taking out student loans and working a part-time job.

What did Brown say about Warren's choice not to publicly disrobe during her college career? "Thank God."


Thank God the Massachusetts Democratic Party executive director Clare Kelly had Warren's back (keep your backside jokes to yourself, please). "Sen. Brown's comments are the kind of thing you would expect to hear in a frat house, not a race for US Senate," Kelly said. "Scott Brown's comments send a terrible message that even accomplished women who are held in the highest esteem can be laughingly dismissed based on their looks."

Hear, hear! (And by the way, Warren is perfectly attractive.)

Meanwhile, Brown's campaign manager, Jim Barnett, griped to the Boston Globe that it was "elitist" for Warren "to look down at the decisions Scott Brown made to put himself through college and rise above the circumstances of his life. Scott has fought and scraped for everything he's got."

Sheesh. How unfair is it that he takes his clothes off and she gets called names?

Do you think a woman who posed nude for a national magazine could ever be elected to the U.S. Senate?


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