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Brown calls his daughters 'available' after win

Republican Scott Brown celebrated with his campaign supporters late Tuesday after his victory in the Massachusetts special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat once occupied by Ted Kennedy. In his victory remarks, Brown thanked his daughters Ayla and Arianna for their help in the campaign, drawing howls of embarrassment and what looked like some on-stage blushing when he bragged to the crowd that both the young women were "available."

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Glenn Beck: I want this Man Watch at all Times.

***UPDATE*** Beck addressed the issue again on his Fox News TV show. Scroll down to the bottom for the video.

As Steve Krakauer of Mediaite points out, Glenn Beck's radio show is the Wild West compared to the relative tameness of his Fox News television program.

Beck humorously, but harshly, slammed Scott Brown, Republican winner of the race for Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat in Massachusetts, for proclaiming on national television, during his victory speech, that his two daughters were "available."

Beck launched into a long rant about how Brown had just put his daughters up for grabs on a "meat market" and how shocked he was that anyone could say something like that on national television. Then came that moment that differentiates Beck on the radio from Beck on the TV: he started comparing Brown to Gary Condit.

I want a chastity belt on this man. I want his every move watched in Washington. I don't trust this guy. This one could end with a dead intern. I'm just saying. It could end with a dead intern.

Glenn Beck does not pull punches.

WATCH:

Posted by: omaarsblade | January 20, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

"ehhh... if that's the worst he does, he's a veritable saint of a senator."
Posted by: privacy3
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Don't you mean a veritable saint of a republican senator?

Posted by: Fate1 | January 20, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Jake: How much for the little girl? The women? How much for the women?
Customer: What?
Jake: Your women. I want to buy your women. The little girl, your daughters. Sell them to me. Sell me your children!
Customer: Matre d'! Matre d'!

Posted by: gradya3 | January 20, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

ehhh... if that's the worst he does, he's a veritable saint of a senator.

Posted by: privacy3 | January 20, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

tacheronb wrote: "For the people expresing outrage that Brown joked around with his daughters onstage during his speech, I have to ask, what kinds of upbringing have you had?"

A normal one.

tacheronb wrote: "Loving family relationships involve a lot of kidding around. Sorry you missed it in your own youths."

And daddy in a naked centerfold too? Doesn't the GOP have a problem with that as a family value?

tacheronb wrote: "Here's something else to mull around. When campaigning for Coakley, Obama brought up Brown's truck. "Better check under the hood," he quipped."

Yea, from what I heard from his acceptance speech there is not much under the hood.

tacheronb wrote: "Get the double entendre?"

You betcha! It seems like the GOP is turning into a bunch of centerfold pinups.

Posted by: Fate1 | January 20, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

He pimped his daughters!!!! Good Lord!!
Is this an example of Republican family values? If so, God Help us.

Posted by: dlcd | January 20, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

He pimped his dfaughters!!!! Good Lord!!
Is this an erxample of repubnlican family values God Help us.

Posted by: dlcd | January 20, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

He better watch out for Vitter and Ensign trying to bed them....I'm sure they are virgins because we all know republican women are pure as the fresh snow and never have sex before marraige. Thats what being a republican is all about.

Posted by: nowhine | January 20, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

myinnervoice writes: "Human, cute and touchy. We need to restore a modern sense of humor in politics. If I were living in Mass., for this speech alone I would have voted for him."

Seriously? Your vote is based, not on the issues, not with an examination of his record or his position on the issues - but simply on "cute" ... and ... "touchy"...

Gentle reality check here: He campaigned for a pivotal seat in the Senate, not a dinner date for two.

Posted by: SurlyGirly | January 20, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

You'd think so. But one key idea in our country is health care offered to our people. Now Scott Brown opposes it. He's a Massachusetts legislator. WHAT HEALTH CARE DO HE AND HIS FAMILY GET?

OH OH MASSACHUSETTS

Posted by: dudh | January 20, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

After re-reading several of these posts, I'm seeing just more of the mean-spirited Keith Olberman-like trash talk that that the democratic fringe is getting famous for. The meanness that was expressed in Massachusetts during the campaign was responded to last night with real class by Brown, as is exvidenced by Brown's response to truck remarks in particular.

At some point, progressives are going to have to put actual ideas in the political arena, rather than Gibb-style insults and nonanswers.

People have noticed.

Posted by: tacheronb | January 20, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Scott Brown and his family look fine. But Scott is WAY over his head here. He hasn't thought about issues that are VERY important outside of Wrentham. I'm worried. "No" is not the way to git ahead in politics.
OH OH MASSACHUSETTS

Posted by: dudh | January 20, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Scott Brown and his family look fine. But Scott is WAY over his head here. He hasn't thought about issues that are VERY important outside of Wrentham. I'm worried. "No" is not the way to git ahead in politics.
OH OH MASSACHUSETTS

Posted by: dudh | January 20, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

What a crock.

For the people expresing outrage that Brown joked around with his daughters onstage during his speech, I have to ask, what kinds of upbringing have you had?

Loving family relationships involve a lot of kidding around. Sorry you missed it in your own youths.

Here's something else to mull around. When campaigning for Coakley, Obama brought up Brown's truck. "Better check under the hood," he quipped.

Get the double entendre?

Posted by: tacheronb | January 20, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Putting his girls on the block?

Well, at least Brown is subconsciously honest about how he views his new Senate responsibilities.

But now he needs to sell out to corporations with some real money, not just the leering mob!

Posted by: JC505 | January 20, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse


Well isn't he cut?
Isn't his judgement just keen?
His mouth full of things to assure the homeless and broke.

But what did you expect for the porn king alumnus? And don't you look forward to
his joining Vitter and Ensign and
yukking it up in the halls of Congress.

Posted by: whistling | January 20, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Some of you guys really need to chill out.

First, the "available" comment is quite likely a running family joke. Certainly neither his daughters nor his wife were upset by it. If they weren't, why should you be?

Second, Scott Brown seems to be pretty far to the right. But he is also, apparently, a decent guy who is close to his family. The one thing that impressed my deeply about the above clip is that the whole family seems genuinely happy, not "politician's family on stage" happy but really happy. Understandable given what they had just accomplished but rare to see nonetheless. It was quite nice to see compared to the scripted inanity usually on offer in these situations.

Posted by: anon99 | January 20, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Scott Brown's appeal to voters was demonstrated by the election. He's not off to a good start with this one. It's embarrassing, for him. Why say it? Makes you wonder what he's gonna say next. Oh oh Massachusetts.

Posted by: dudh | January 20, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Sure, this comes off as worse than Reid's "negro dialect" remarks... to some Democrats. And these are probably the same losers who are wondering why they lost.

I voted for Obama to get true health care reform not some health care rush job. Get it right the first time. If it takes 4 years or 8, get it right. It just amazes me that he can debate so much about increasing troops in some war most people have forgotten about, but does not want to debate more on something that will really have an impact on all Americans now and long into the future.

So I'm happy if Brown's election forces more discussion about such an important issue. The current bill lacks a lot of ability to control cost and hopefully some Republican ideas can be incorporated to get a bipartisan package.

Posted by: prokaryote | January 20, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Shame on The Fix for characterizing this as a serious remark. Maybe part of the election message should be LIGHTEN UP!

Posted by: 1ofamillion | January 20, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Hey, I think it's pretty cool to watch a politician who seems comfortable not acting like he has a stick lodged somewhere.

That said, the policy ideas he ran on are just breathtakingly stupid. You cannot cut taxes across the board by 15%, not cut entitlement spending, not cut defense spending, and still balance the budget. That defies the laws of arithmetic.

In general, I have a hard time believing someone who says he'll cut spending but can't actually identify any spending he'd cut. Brown is really eager to please people, but, at some point, we need government that's eager to govern, not just to please.

Posted by: jeffwacker | January 20, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Maybe it's just me but I didn't see anything morally corrupt in his gesting. He probably doesn't like the guys they're currently dating.

Posted by: forgetthis | January 20, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

His daughters are sooo going to get even!

Posted by: WhoKnewIt | January 20, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

heheehe this guy is going to be competing with Franken for the yuck yucks I guess.

Well done Mass; he is probably still better than Coakley even as a nude posing pimp.

Posted by: theobserver4 | January 20, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Scott, I'll take' em both.
How much you want for 'em?

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | January 20, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Forgivable faux pas for your 91 year old great aunt Martha, not you father!

Posted by: maddymappo | January 20, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Lighten up folks - not every comment means a conservative is from the dark ages or a Democrat is in the communist party. Take the chip off your shoulder. Or get a job as an "opposition researcher" at either party's national headquarters.

Posted by: southVAHmptn | January 20, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Politician + Truck = Jailbait in Bed

His comment about his daughters doesn't at all surprise me. This is the teabagging GOP, after all.

Posted by: cdreimer | January 20, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

The question regarding waterboarding is relatively simple; if you say it's a bad thing but that "...i don't have a problem with terrorist(those who would torture and kill americans) getting that waterboard. and when you wake up and see we are at war, maybe youll understan." then you're setting the bar at the level of the terrorists, the bad guys, or whatever you want to call them.

Either you have a higher standard then they do, or you're saying it's okay to do. And if you're saying it's okay to do it because they're "bad", or you say it's okay to do because they do it or they do bad things, then you're saying they have the same right to do bad things to you and it's okay.

Sorry; but while I understand the sentiment, I'd like to think that the United States, its people and its government, has a higher standard than other have, and we're trying to get them to match our standards.

And yes, I understand we're at war. Well, we're at war to point that a small number of people are affected by the war; as for the majority, I don't see very much sacrifice; I don't see war bonds being sold; I don't see shortages or rationing; I don't registration for selective service on-going (not saying there should or should not be a draft). Hard to see that there's a war going on for the majority of people; at least not in the way that people were affected during World War II, Korea, or even during the Vietnam War.

dungarees@gmail.com

Posted by: Dungarees | January 20, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

If a Democrat had said this on TV, he would have been pilloried by the right wing echo chamber for pimping out his daughters. Double standard.

Fortunately, the good voters of Massachusetts can learn from their mistake and throw this guy out when he comes up for re-election in 2012.

Posted by: topperale | January 20, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

fampin, I hate to even dignify your ignorance with a response, but I am painfully aware of the fact that we are at war. Tell me, have YOU lost a loved one to the war in Afghanistan? My point is that the USA was able to defeat Japan and Germany in World War II without having to resort to torture. In fact, we were strong enough and good enough to condemn it back then. We are a great nation, and I would like us to stay that way. This is not a partisan issue, it is a moral one. In fact, Senator John McCain stated emphatically during the 2008 election that waterboarding was wrong and should not be condoned by our government. That is just one of the reasons why he got my vote.

Posted by: mel_perreault | January 20, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

mel_perreault well you know, i don't have a problem with terrorist(those who would torture and kill americans) getting that waterboard. and when you wake up and see we are at war, maybe youll understan. in the meantime..........sit back, and watch the demo-rats lose their seats

Posted by: fampin | January 20, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Oh yes, fampin, I remember our President's "stupid remarks." There was that time Obama offered to marry off his daughters to strangers, and then there was that time he declared that waterboarding isn't torture even though Japanese soldiers were executed for it after WWII because the US declared (rightly) that it was torture.

Oh. Wait. That wasn't Obama... it was Scott Brown. Yep, I was right the first time -- Brown's an immoral moron.

Posted by: mel_perreault | January 20, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

ok, here it is......at this point it has been made clear, if you vote for the present health care bill................you wont see washington in the mid term. and all of you folks mouthing discontent at the new senator about his remark, well, go back and listen to your presidents foolish remarks.....he's way ahead in stupid

Posted by: fampin | January 20, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

and u mikie44 i bet ur no godess urself

Posted by: fampin | January 20, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

demtse just "swallow" you'll get used to it haw haw

Posted by: fampin | January 20, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

What a hoot. Ugly and uglier. Is this an indication of the the sort of leadership Sen. Pimp will bring to the Senate?

Posted by: mikie44 | January 20, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse


oh great, all we need is two more sl-utty Bush twins...

Posted by: demtse | January 20, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

myinnervoice, I'm not sure that offering up your daughters on national television is a particularly "modern" concept. But then, I don't expect class or dignity from a guy who posed nude in Cosmo for a buck.

And btw, talketwo22, as a member of the "true middle class" myself, I resent your implication that we are all small-minded, selfish, rabidly conservative buffoons. I can assure you, he does not represent my attitudes, opinions or beliefs.

Posted by: mel_perreault | January 20, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Did I hear the new senator pimp out his daughters on national tv.

Posted by: dburgess2 | January 20, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Human, cute and touchy. We need to restore a modern sense of humor in politics. If I were living in Mass., for this speech alone I would have voted for him.

Posted by: myinnervoice | January 20, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

This guy is human...
spontaneoulsy, he acts like
the true Middle Class.

Obama thinks that only the poor are workers
Obama uses the term Worker in the Marx Communist sense.
Obama and the democrats, need to learn
that all those who work at desks
are WORKERS TOO. The vast majority of Americans are NOT Rich and NOT Poor.
They have saved and worked hard for their education and homes.
and
Don't want to see the nation in Dept for those who have not earned there way.

Posted by: talketwo22 | January 20, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

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