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Happy trails to youEverybody’s super favorite (not kidding) schoolmarm/Senate candidate, Elizabeth Warren, has had a rough week. She did not have a good answer to why she used to say she was Native American. (To us, “our family always thought we were,” which is true, they did, was a waaay better answer than what she eventually came up with, which was on the line of “I wanted to meet people!”). So she had a bad week. All candidates do eventually! It probably would have passed! Unfortunately, Massachusetts Democrats have decided to go on the offensive, with ethics complaints, because there are pictures of Scott Brown’s official events in his campaign ads.

There are also several photos in Brown’s first TV ad, “Independent,” that are from Brown’s official events and are posted on his official Senate website — including one of Brown with children at a Boys and Girls club.

Oh no, Scott Brown’s campaign website shows him doing his job! Have the Dems bitched about Fenway Park yet? Maybe talked about how gross it would be to have to shake voters’ hands?

From the Globe:

The Massachusetts Democratic Party today filed a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee, arguing that Senator Scott Brown abused public resources by using video shot by a government employee to promote his reelection campaign.

The Globe reported last week that the video – of Brown sinking an underhanded, half-court basketball shot – was recorded by his Senate communications director, during an official event, and after that employee had flown to and from Massachusetts on an airline ticket bought by the taxpayers.

A day later, the Republican’s reelection campaign posted it to YouTube with the title, “Scott Brown’s Amazing Half-Court Shot.”

The staffer, Marcie Kinzel, said campaign lawyers had reviewed the circumstances and concluded it was allowable to use the video under ethics rules exceptions allowing some crossover between official and campaign activities.

“Neither Senator Brown nor the campaign has ever claimed (nor could it be claimed) that the video was recorded for any governmental purpose,” wrote John Walsh, chairman of the state party, in a letter to the committee’s chairwoman and vice chairman. “The benefit the campaign received from Ms. Kinzel’s actions is evident by the immediate posting of the video on the campaign’s website and its subsequent frequent use of and reference to it.”

For fuck’s sake, stop being a bunch of whiny-ass titty-babies and get back to the issues that matter: Scott Brown having six houses, and throwing underhand, like a granny.


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  • Mittens Howell, III

    Scott Brown also runs like a girl.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    Senator Brown, I knew Rick Barry. Rick Barry was a friend of mine.

    Senator Brown, You're no Rick Barry.

    • crybabyboehner

      Kevin McHale ?

      • Chichikovovich

        Greg Kite.

        • Billmatic

          Jack Haley.

    • Tundra Grifter

      Rick would have nailed it shooting underhanded.

  • SexySmurf

    Scott Brown is part Cherokee, hence his happy trail of tears.

  • Barb

    Scott Brown got his start in politics by rounding up illegals to work in Mitt Romney's yard.

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Shouldn't the question be: Why didn't Scott Brown make the shot while naked?

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Jesus H Christ. I sometimes wonder why I never went back to my ancestral homeland of Massachusetts and chose to remain in Texas. It's shit like this that comes out now and then to remind me. Oh, and no-winner (and therefore no-loser) T-ball leagues for kids. What the fuck?

    • bobloblawlawblg

      Seriously, what is UP with that no-loser bullshit? My nephew's in a baseball league where they don't even keep score. I'm constantly fighting off the urge to shove his head in the toilet and take his lunch money.

      • Fukui-sanYesRadio

        That kind of "failure is just deferred success" stuff will certainly set them up for dealing with corporate America.

  • Pragmatist2

    She's a Bankruptcy professor. She could mention that. That ought to be a turn on.

  • nounverb911

    Can Brown pitch? The Red Sox could certainly use some.

    • Oblios_Cap

      He's a better catcher, I'm told.

      • Tundra Grifter

        You're thinking of Boss BlunderRush.

  • SorosBot

    Or they can also emphasize the issues that really matter to Boston's troglodyte sports fans: that Brown has received donations from the owner of the hated Yankees.

    • Tally

      I lived in Bahstin for five minutes. That would be wicked huge.

    • starfanglednut

      That would do it, actually. They'd turn out in droves to vote against him. I wonder how much a full page add in the Boston Herald "newspaper" would cost

      • Fox n Fiends

        A blowjob to Howie Carr.

        • starfanglednut

          There are not enough “Ewww”s in the world for me to respond to that comment.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Not bad — for a model.

  • Arken

    Look, do I have to remind you again that Scott Brown drives a truck and wears jeans? Can you think of more important criteria in a senator?

    • nounverb911

      Pimping his daughters?

      • Arken

        Okay, other than that.

    • ttommyunger

      Mom jeans, and with a crease, no doubt.

  • RadioRehab

    Wouldn't be the first white folk to abuse our Native American heritage.

    • nounverb911

      Sounds just like the Palin clan.

  • Oblios_Cap

    I imagine that Brown was wearing clothes in that picture with the boys and girls, right? Because he's been known to pose naked.

  • Mittens Howell, III

    I don't want to see Scott Brown playing with balls. And that video sucks, too.

  • DaRooster

    Really? Charges for a shared video?

    C'mon man. Can't we just point out what a douche the guy is and share with the world how much we need people like Elizabeth Warren?

  • MissTaken

    Maybe talked about how gross it would be to have to shake voters’ hands?

    I've met people who vote, they are nasty.

  • freakishlywrong

    Oh for fuck's sakes, Dems. Nail him on all of his wingnut, obstructionist votes.

  • RedneckMuslin

    Why did he arrive at a school in that darkened window vehicle?

  • Doktor StrangeZoom

    Brown will win by calling his opponent "Professor Warren" all the time. Because if there's anything people in Mass hate, it's higher education.

    • Chichikovovich

      As Ian Faith said, Boston's not a big college town.

  • Baconzgood

    He's totally doing political Senate stuff there. James Chesnut Jr. was required to play bocce ball on the Senate floor every Tuesday.

  • Maman

    Elizabeth Warren needs to shake it off and concentrate on Ayla Brown's use of Obamacare health insurance.

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  • ttommyunger

    Well, if anybody can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, it's the Democrats.

  • Tundra Grifter

    Don't take a page from the GNoP Playbook and be small and petty. When Off-the-Mark Levin and Sheer InSannity whine about Mr. and Mrs. Obama, it says all we need to know about the folks doing all that talking.

    This kind of penny ante garbage doesn't win anything. Be big, be positive, present good ideas.

  • proudgrampa

    I have never understood Massachusetts politics.

    • Fox n Fiends

      Its easy. Half the people are smart, the other half stupid. Whoever rallies their base more, wins. Ask Mitt.

  • ExecutorElassus

    sigh. I have such a crush on Elizabeth Warren. Her sitting down on The Daily Show those couple times and talking about the CFPB gave me raging love for her level-headed pragmatist populism.
    But like The Atlantic said in one of their bullshit "history of the near future, told from the absurdly exaggerated middle future" stories, "Republicans can't govern, but Democrats can't win." Republicans are accusing the left of trying to destroy America with Socialism and Sharia Law (??), and the Democratic response is some Droopy-Dog whining about campaign videos?
    Some days I long for the logic of the Bartlett campaign: your opponents all see you as arrogant elitists, so you might as well play the part and mop the floor with them. Dismiss them as the dingbat idiots they are, and you might light a fire under your constituency.

    • Doktor StrangeZoom

      Let Warren be Warren!

  • bobloblawlawblg

    Here's what you say, Elizabeth:
    1. My family highlighted this part of our heritage and celebrated it as something of which we should be proud and with which we should identify.
    2. This particular heritage can also help make fancy pants schools like Harvard more affordable for the middle class amongst us.
    3. Have I mentioned lately that student loans and higher education costs are killing the next generation's spending power? (and on, and on)

  • gurukalehuru

    You've got to admit, it was a pretty great shot.

  • Come here a minute

    If the Mass. Dems want to defeat Scott Brown they need to release the video of Elizabeth Warren slam-dunking.

  • sezme

    Pedo Brown obviously only sunk that shot so that he could go kid-hugging. Creepy!

  • starfanglednut

    It pisses me off to no end that if a female candidate had ever even considered posing naked, she wouldn't have a chance in hell of getting elected. This hypocrisy is even more galling than the usual hypocrisy.

  • 1stNewtontheMoon

    I don't know why the dems always fall for that bullshit. the repubs are your classic basketball floppers. you can't out-flop them. they will cheat. they will accuse you of cheating. don't go bitching about their actual cheating. just fucking beat them.

  • HtmlSymbol

    It's funny, because just a couple weeks ago, I would have been totally sympathetic to a Warren defense of "the connection to me now is facile — that was an ancestor of mine 5 generations back – 1/32nd of my DNA"

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