Have you noticed that every time Scott Brown gets asked about anything these days, he starts off his answer with a dig at Elizabeth Warren’s “credibility”? Here’s an example – this is from the same radio interview in which Brown about a minute later claimed to have held secret meetings with kings and queens, thereby subjecting himself to national ridicule.
You know who has actually failed the “credibility” test? Scott Brown himself. Incontestable video evidence proves that Scott Brown has repeatedly claimed, with a straight face, to have met with “kings and queens” and other super-important people. He made that claim at least three times over the last year or so before getting caught out for making it on the radio yesterday (and there’s yet another instance in this video of Brown with our old pal Jeff Perry, at about 3 minutes in). And he has made that claim in an effort to make the case that he’s been an effective Senator who talks about important issues with important people. It is not, in other words, a sideshow. Rather, it is a part of Brown’s own case as to why he deserves reelection.
And it’s false, as his own campaign spokesman admitted yesterday.
This kind of thing is why campaigns employ video trackers. One “kings and queens” comment might be plausibly described as a “gaffe.” But using the same line at least four times over several months in different settings, knowing full well that it’s false, well, that’s no gaffe. That’s a pattern, and it’s one that doesn’t say anything good about Scott Brown’s “honesty, credibility, and trustworthiness,” to quote his own words.