Scott Brown close to off the rails in radio interview

Scott Brown is rattled.  He’s got to be – there’s no other explanation for the normally smooth, slick Scott Brown lashing out like a cornered animal on the public airwaves.  Check out this interview on WZLX, just aired this morning.

Here’s a transcript, in case you can’t hear the audio.

HOST: Have you officially responded to Elizabeth Warren’s comment about how she didn’t take her clothes off?
BROWN: Heh heh heh heh.  Thank God.  Heh heh heh.
HOST: Heh heh heh heh.  That’s what I said! I said, hey look, can you blame a good-looking guy for, you know, for wanting to…?
BROWN: You know what, listen, bottom line is, you know, I didn’t go to Harvard.

OK, a couple of things.  First, “thank God”? Really, Scott? Look, you’re the guy who posed nude for Cosmo. You have to expect that you’ll get a few jokes about that. Just man up and take it. Frat-boy cracks aren’t exactly becoming to a sitting Senator.  TPM, the Washington Post, and the Globe have already picked this up; I expect others will pile on shortly.

Second, you didn’t go to Harvard? Great. Neither did Warren. She graduated from the University of Houston, and got her law degree from Rutgers. And let’s not pretend that Tufts and BC law aren’t pretty fancy-dancy schools too.


15 Comments . Leave a comment below.
  1. Brown set this up.

    From the Globe:

    “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.’’

    Let them throw stones? REPUBLICAN SCOTT CONWAY ASKED THE QUESTION AT THE DEBATE. Scott Brown set this one up, but fumbled it when he attacked Warren’s appearance.

    chrismatth   @   Thu 6 Oct 11:45 AM
    • No doubt

      Brown was hoping that all the candidates had to do to pay for college was to dip into the trust funds that Howie Carr assured him they all had. #Fail

  2. Another explanation: He's a boorish sexist PIG

    This fits right in with his first nationally-televised TV appearance, where he demonstrates his contempt for his two daughters :

    Such comments are disgustingly inappropriate for even an intimate gathering — I take this outburst on NATIONAL TV to be the act of a man with SERIOUS hostility towards women.

    This morning’s radio clip reinforces this.

    I guess we see who Scott Brown — pickup truck and all — will be pandering to.

    • Isn't this the same guy who ...

      Couldn’t see anything wrong police sexually assaulting young women on the South Shore?

      • You mean Officer Keveaney, Marianne Lewis' brother-in-law?

        I don’t think he actually ASSAULTED the woman – he was just there, and ‘should have heard’.

        • Huh?


          • David - there were THREE officers at the scene

            Perpetrator Flanigan, Candidate Perry, and B-I-L Keveaney.

            Keveaney was never asked if HE heard anything. Or ‘should have.

            And overall, there were over a dozen people at the scene, when you factor in the others being arrested.

            What, you thought they were alone?

        • Actually, the cop WAS convicted of assault

          I mean Scott Brown’s unfailing support for Jeff Perry (emphasis mine):

          U.S. Sen. Scott Brown yesterday stood by his endorsement in the 10th Congressional District race, despite renewed allegations against Republican candidate Jeff Perry.

          The victim of an illegal strip search in Wareham in 1991 on Wednesday released a statement saying Perry, who at the time was a police sergeant, was nearby as a supervising officer and did not try to stop it.

          Lisa Allen, who was 14 at the time, said Perry ignored her screams during the assault and later tried to cover up the incident.

          The officer in that case, Scott Flanagan, was convicted of assault and sent to jail. Perry was not charged.

          Scott Brown saw no reason to soften his support for Jeff Perry. I mean, after all, Mr. Perry wasn’t charged or anything. All Mr. Perry did was stand there while his partner sexually assaulted a fourteen year old young woman. All he did was harass the victims and their family. That’s surely no reason for Senator Scott Brown to withhold an endorsement, right?

          It kind of fits in with his contemptible treatment of his own daughters and these recent more contemptible comments about the appearance of Elizabeth Warren.

          A fine man, Mr. Brown. Fine.

  3. Incredibly Disgusting

    The radio interview proved that he doesn’t know his likely general election opponent very well, that he is thin-skinned, and that he feels threatened.

    We’ve known for a long time that Senator Brown does not treat women – more than half of his constituents- as equals. This comment shouldn’t surprise anyone, but it certainly will further motivate some.

    • Another reason

      I guess for nominating a woman as his opponent. If he wants to make it cakewalk for us…

    • No kidding.

      Injecting levity again. Nice job, Senator. Oh, and there’s this:

      stopscott2012   @   Thu 6 Oct 2:09 PM
      • A fine example

        of why, on balance, I’m just as glad that Olbermann is off MSNBC. Talk about hyperbole. Scott Brown is perfectly capable of undermining his own campaign by saying stupid things, as he has demonstrated in impressive fashion just today. Over-the-top commentary like that doesn’t help the cause, IMHO.

  4. Mr Slick

    or Mr Slime? This is just gross.

  5. Hmmm

    Is the constituency of “knuckle-dragging men who laugh at fart jokes and see women as objects” large enough to win a Senate race in Massachusetts?

    Here’s an idea — schedule Miss Massachusetts for Election Night. All of Brown’s supporters will be too busy objectifying women on the tv to vote.

    sabutai   @   Thu 6 Oct 4:29 PM

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