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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Did You Hear What Scott Didn't Say!

Did you hear, Scott (we now all know who he is, no need for last names anymore) "refuses to rule out" running for President in 2012? And he's just been elected to the Senate, OMG, get headline ready:
Brown: 'Humbled' by White House Talk, But Doesn’t Rule Out 2012 Run
How could I have missed this big news. I watched the interview.

I missed it, because Scott never said that he "refused to rule out" running. Here's the transcript:

WALTERS: Yes. You know when I was with you just a little while ago with the crowd, one of the women said -- behind me -- said, "President 2012." And you said to me -- or under your breath, "That's silly." But do you rule it out?

BROWN: I -- I have to -- I have to tell you, I don't even have a business card. I haven't even been sworn in. I don't have any exploratory committees started. I don't have any -- anything -- it's -- it's overwhelming, and it's extremely humbling. I don't know how -- what else to tell you.

Failing to answer directly a question, or answering it in the only sensible way someone in his position would answer it, now becomes "refusing to rule out" a run for the presidency in two years. Slow news weekend, I guess.

Must be because Walters' bombshell gotcha moment with which she opened the interview (that Scott was arrested for shoplifting when he was 12 years old) was too embarrassing (to Walters for asking) even for Walters to hype.

From what I hear, Scott also failed to brush his teeth one night before bed when he was 7, and in junior high school crossed in between, not at the green.

Such is the state of the mainstream media.

(In case you were wondering, I too refuse to answer the question as to whether I rule out running for President in 2012.)

Update: Not to be outdone, Matt Taibbi is excited that Barbara uncovered some startling facts about Scott: "Very funny bit in the news today — Scott Brown giving some interviews, turns out he’s pro-choice and that his mother was actually on welfare once." Yeah, that's breaking news, if you didn't pay any attention to the election, in which Scott said during the widely televised debate that he was pro-choice and his mother was on welfare once.

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  1. I'm more worried about what he did say in that he would have supported the Bernanke confirmation and does not seem too concerned about Geithner.

  2. our media makes me ill. do these dorks ever pay attention to anything? do they ever report the truth?

    i was better in 6th grade when i ran my little class newspaper.

    they are just news performers now...long gone are the journalists.

  3. So the failure to dig up anything on Obama was intentional, rather that simple incompetence. I'm shocked etc etc.

  4. OT - PJ - Did you do a post on bho addressing the House GOP retreat, and I missed it?

    I heard several snippets on Rush and manohman did bho sound angry and defensive. "I hope you aren't blaming me for blah, blah, blah." Are House GOP members fighting back from what he said? My gosh. Are they even trying? Doesn't sound to me like GOP members are fighting back at all. And, that, is precisely why we lose all the time.

  5. The Media has Always Been Biased

    Shannon Love excerpts one of his favorite Bloom County comic strips:

    Milo:  Senator? This is Milo Bloom at the Beacon. Will you confirm that you sunk Jimmy Hoffa in your backyard pond?
    Sen. Bedfellow:  What? Of course not!
    Milo:  Fine, I’ll go with ‘Sen. Bedfellow Denies That Pond Is Where He Sunk Hoffa.’
    Sen. Bedfellow:  That’s not true!
    Milo:  Okay. ‘Bedfellow Did Sink Hoffa in Pond.’
    Sen. Bedfellow:  I don’t know where Hoffa is!!
    Milo:  ‘I Lost The Body’ Says Bedfellow.

  6. Scott mentioned numerous times his mother was on welfare and that he had a shoplifting incident when he was 12 that scared him straight for life. I guess the dems weren't listening. But that shoplifting incident must be much much worse than say a thirty two year old Massachusetts politician from a noble democrap family whose car somehow managed to dive into the water and drown a young woman, while the politician never dove into save her, never called the police while there was time, and spent hours and days in seclusion from that awful occurrence. Yes, the lamestream media certainly has its priorities straight.

  7. fyi, this is my take on the idea of a scott brown presidential run.