Thank God She Kept Her Clothes On!

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Let’s be honest here – sometimes we find people falling down to be funny. Especially if they’re not supposed to be falling down. Like the poor lassie at the left.

Others fall down in less literal ways. And sometimes they’re even funnier. Like the feminists attending the upcoming Senatorial election in Massachusetts between the Republican Scott Brown and the soon-to-be Democratic nominee Elizabeth Warren. Boston Herald’s Michael Graham expounds the funnies here.  But, the gist of it is this …

Scott Brown as a college student did a photo-shoot for Cosmo Magazine wherein he posed au naturale, smiling roguishly out of the centerfold. In his original campaign for Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in a special 2010 election, this bit of ooh-la-la was floated by his Democratic opponent (a dour looking matron who wouldn’t have made it into the centerfold of Septic Tanks Today).

Just why Brown’s modeling stint at Cosmo should make Massachusetts voters blanch is a mystery. After all, these are the voters who elected Barney Frank to the same Senate and before that kept Chappaquiddick Ted to the Senate for 47 years. If anything, Brown’s centerfold could have been featured prominently in his own campaign literature. It was, instead, featured in his opponent’s publicity, all to Brown’s advantage. After all, he was quite good looking at age 22.

You’d have thought the feminists among the Democratic Party in Massachusetts (is anyone in that organization not a feminist?) would have learned their lesson.

Nope. Consider Elizabeth Warren, the nominee-presumptive (the Party Big Wigs picked her, which is all that counts in Massachusetts), who is probably a good candidate to make the centerfold of Brewer’s Yeast Today.

Appearing at a debate with Scott Brown, Warren was asked how she paid for her college education. She quipped “I kept my clothes on,” referring to Brown’s now well-known Cosmo centerfold. Gales of laughter ensued. And while Graham doesn’t report it, I’d bet a bundle that Brown laughed merrily along with everyone else. First blow, then, to Warren.

But, two days later radio hosts at WZLX asked Brown if he had “officially responded to Warren’s comment about how she didn’t take her clothes off?”

Brown’s official response? “Thank God!” Again, peals of laughter all round. Return blow to Brown.

If the feminists were smart, they’d have let that dog go to sleep. Instead, they grabbed both ears and pulled hard.

Clare Kelly, executive director of the Massachusetts Democratic Party proclaimed, “Sen. Brown’s comments are the kind of thing you would expect to hear in a frat house, not a race for U.S. Senate,”

Graham reported that another Democratic Party official complained that Brown’s retort was “Ridiculously ignorant, rude, sexist, and false.”

False? Was he running out of bad things to say?

At any rate, as I write this, I’ve put the following search terms into Google: “elizabeth warren” “scott brown” “thank god” and gotten back 143,000 hits. The list is topped by all the left-wing media – MSNBC at the top – along with the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Slate, The Huffington Post, and similar outlets heading the roster. All are wringing hands, whining, and wallowing in deep dudgeon because Brown is beating up on a woman.

Graham’s analysis is squarely on point: “What did Brown do? He just counter-punched. And now she’s going to play the ‘damsel in distress?’ Not gonna work.”

To her credit (so far; with feminists you just never know) Warren hasn’t added any more fuel to that pyre, sensing perhaps that it’s feminist skirts which are being scorched, not Brown’s pant cuffs. After all, he’s just treating he rlike one of the guys, which is what feminists demand for themselves, right? 

Meanwhile, Warren’s supporters, like that model above, keep falling down in public, attempting to smear Brown as a boor when instead he is simply consistent in his feminism.  Then the funny feminists get up, wobble a few more steps, and fall down again.

Trying to sound serious while hoisted on your own petard is funny.


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