In light of Scott Brown’s claim that he didn’t actually snub Setti Warren at the Newton Memorial Day parade, BMG asked the Warren campaign for clarification on what really happened. A Warren staffer responded as follows (email, no link):
What the clip shows is Mayor Warren offering Senator Brown the chance to come over and meet with some of the veterans that he was marching with in the parade. Senator Brown waved him off. We’re not concerned or worried about this, and Mayor Warren greatly enjoyed his time out at the parade yesterday.
So, there you have it. It’s true that the video does not clearly show Warren extending his right hand, as one would normally expect in a shake-hands situation. However, I would definitely characterize as a “snub” what the Warren staffer describes. Frankly, I’m not sure which is worse; neither is good. Watch it again, with the Warren campaign’s response in mind: