Scott Brown is out of line, and he owes Elizabeth Warren an apology. In a Democratic primary debate, Warren was asked by the moderator how she paid for college. The question referenced the fact that Brown payed for his education with money he earned (?) as a centerfold in Cosmopolitan.
Warren prefaced her answer (student loans and a part time job) by stating that she kept her clothes on. Now, if the question had not referenced Brown’s past, I would consider the quip a cheap shot. However, with the reference in place, the comment was a reasonable one.
Brown was asked for his reaction on a drive time radio show this morning. Specifically, he was asked if he had a reaction to Warren’s comment that she had kept her clothes on. “Thank God” was his answer and it was met with agreement and banter from the host.
Folks, Elizabeth Warren is 62 years old and appears reasonably fit, although the comment would still be out of line if she were not. (And for the record, I think the jokes from the left about Chris Christie’s weight are out of line as well.) In fact, it makes it a bit worse.
It’s 2011. Had Hillary Clinton voted against the Iraq war, we would be in the third year of the first female presidency. There should be no place for that kind of locker room judgment in our politics. I don’t want my daughther, my wife, my mother or any of my female friends to have to endure that kind of undue juvenile scrutiny of their bodies. It’s shameful that the comment came from a sitting United States Senator, and Brown owe’s Warren an apology.