UPDATE: Here’s the audio:
It was bad enough when Scott Brown thought he had seen secret photos of the dead body of Osama bin Laden, only later to discover that he was the victim of an internet hoax that every 14-year-old in the country laughed off.
Now we have this, from the Globe’s Noah Bierman:
Brown also fired back at suggestions that the campaign is lacking in substance, pointing out that he ran a radio ad about military base closings. He also said he is engaged in substantive issues on a daily basis, some that involve royalty.
“Each and every day that I’ve been a United States senator, I’ve been discussing issues meeting on issues, in secret meetings with kings and queens and prime ministers and business leaders and military leaders talking voting working on issues every single day,” he said.
I don’t even know what to say about that. I can’t think of a joke or a wisecrack that makes it seem any more absurd than it is on its face. Here is Bierman’s hilarious kicker:
A Brown spokesman did not immediately respond to clarify the remarks about the secret meetings.
I can’t wait to learn about the kings and queens that Brown has been secretly holed up with lo these past two years.
“Secret meetings.” ”Kings and queens.” It’s impossible to parody this stuff.
UPDATE: Bierman has updated his Globe piece with the following, from the Brown campaign:
Brown spokesman Colin Reed said in an email that “Senator Brown was speaking generally about private meetings he has had with foreign and domestic leaders.”
He did not say whether, or how often, Brown had actually met with royalty.
Ah. So, in other words, what Brown actually said on the radio was totally false. Got it.