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Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown play the dozens
« on: October 07, 2011, 11:09:02 AM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/06/scott-brown-elizabeth-warren-senate_n_998048.html

Scott Brown: 'Thank God' Elizabeth Warren Didn't 'Take Her Clothes Off'

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) Thursday said he was glad that one of his Democratic opponents, consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren, didn't "take her clothes off" to pay for college. Brown, who won his seat in a 2009 special election, was speaking on Boston radio station WZLX.

Brown made his comments when asked about Warren's response in a debate Tuesday to a question about how she paid for college. The question referenced the fact that Brown posed nude for Cosmopolitan in 1982 to make money.

"I kept my clothes on," Warren said, adding that she borrowed money to go to a public university and worked a part-time job.

"Have you officially responded to Elizabeth Warren’s comment about how she didn’t take her clothes off?" the host asked Brown Wednesday.

"Thank God!" Brown said, laughing.

The host got a kick out it, too. "That’s what I said! I said, 'Look, can you blame a good-looking guy for wanting to, you know…”

"You know what, listen: Bottom line is, you know, I didn’t go to Harvard, you know, I went to the school of hard knocks, and I did whatever I had to do to pay for school," Brown cut in. "And for people who know me, and know what I’ve been through … mom and dad married and divorced four times each. You know, some real challenges growing up. You know, whatever. You know, let them throw stones. I did what I had to do. But [if] 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."

Warren did not go to Harvard either, as Brown seemed to imply. She graduated from the University of Houston, a public school, though she spent her first two years at the private George Washington University on a debate scholarship. She later attended law school at Rutgers, a public university in New Jersey. Brown graduated from Tufts University and Boston College Law School.

Brown reminded the host that they shared equally in the blame for the Warren crack.

"That’s funny, you throw that jab," the host said, before Brown interjected: "You said it, too!"

It was fair game, the host pointed out. "Well, they said it about you! And not being in shape. You know, 'if you’re going to take your clothes off, next time, be in shape.' That’s what they said about you!"

Brown said he'd be happy to compete "anytime they want to have a little road race, or a triathlon, or anything."

Warren, a Harvard law school professor, was instrumental in establishing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. President Obama did not nominate her to serve as the permanent head of it, fearing a contentious Senate confirmation battle; he instead nominated former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, who cleared his first hurdle in a Senate subcommittee Thursday.



What, are they going to resort to "Yo Mama" jokes next?

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Re: Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown play the dozens
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2011, 01:02:27 PM »
Yo mama fights would be cleaner and more entertaining that the modern political debate system.

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Re: Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown play the dozens
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2011, 01:34:21 PM »
I never understood why the fact James Brown took his clothes off was anything more than a footnote. I found it particularly strange considering that many of the people who mentioned it to me would say they had no problem with that sort of thing but that it was a sign of hypocrisy in Brown, as if Brown had taken an anti-pornography stance.

I find this particularly odd: Warren effectively tries to slut-shame Brown and Brown retorts by implying she's unattractive, yet Brown is being treated by several sources as if what he said was worse somehow.

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Re: Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown play the dozens
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2011, 01:45:52 PM »
They're both pretty juvenile.  I have to say, I expected something more eloquent from Warren.

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Re: Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown play the dozens
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2011, 02:43:02 PM »
Doesn't take much to be more eloquent than, "I'm Scott Brown, and this is my truck".

'Cause lemmie tell ya, I voted 'for' Scott Brown (more like against Martha Coakley), and I cannot wait to send Scott Brown and his truck packing. The jackass.

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Re: Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown play the dozens
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2011, 02:56:06 PM »
*snickers*  True, the little Oni could probably talk rings around him, but Warren released that one statement: 'No one got rich by themselves', that's been going viral.  That's why I expected something better than 'I kept my clothes on.'

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Re: Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown play the dozens
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2011, 03:10:43 PM »
It's my understanding that her appeal is that she's a mathematician and very practical, which I can get behind. I don't know that most mathematicians who don't go by the name of Oniya are known for their people skills and sage wisdom. >.>

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Re: Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown play the dozens
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2011, 03:53:20 PM »
Her politics aside, I'm a huge fan of Warren's book "The Two Income Trap: Why Middle Class Mothers and Fathers are Going Broke", a book she co-authored with her daughter, Amelia Tyagi.

It was published in 2003, but the basic theme still applies today, probably even more so as it was written before the current financial crisis.

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Re: Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown play the dozens
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2011, 07:13:55 PM »
Warren has a mathematical understanding of what is wrong with this country. If I were to wish for an easy solution to this nation's ailments, filling state and federal offices with such people is both a practical (as in, we have them) and effective (as in, they'll solve most non-moral quandaries) one.

They're both pretty juvenile.  I have to say, I expected something more eloquent from Warren.

If you demand perfection from your leaders you're only going to get those who are best at pretending to be. Given Warren worked her ass off starting at the age of thirteen to support her family after her father's heart attack, I'm not sure a more eloquent answer was easy to come by.