“(Perry’s) run, I feel, an honest and respectable campaign,” U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said. “Stop with the dirty politics.” Brown added he has never read any of the police or court reports in the case.
Scott Brown comes out in defense of Jeff Perry and tries to turn the disgraced former police officer himself into the victim by decrying “dirty politics”. Playing the victim is, of course, a classic & proven political tactic, but hugely difficult to pull of in this circumstance when there is a real victim like Lisa Allen standing on the other side of the equation. It seems unlikely it will work except for with Perry’s most rabid partisans.
More interestingly, Brown added the caveat that he had not actually read any of the primary documents pertaining to the situation…even though many of them are easily available on the internet and all of them would be quite easy to get for a US Senator. Whether Brown gave himself this potential claim of ignorance and plausible deniability because of his keen instinct for political survival or because he has two daughters, it’s difficult to say…maybe a little bit of both.