January 18, 2010

Isn't this lovely? From Benen:

QUOTE OF THE DAY.... In Massachusetts this morning, Scott Brown campaigned in West Springfield, where the conservative Senate hopeful complained about the tone of the campaign.

"I'll tell you what," Brown said, using a megaphone to address the crowd. "There's negative campaigning, and then there's malicious campaigning."

"She's malicious!" a man in the crowd cried out. "She's a phony!" shouted another. "Shove a curling iron up her butt!" a third man interjected a few moments later.

Yes, because it's not ironic at all to complain about "malicious" campaigning while your supporters call for assaulting the state Attorney General with a curling iron.

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In the video it sounds like Brown responds "We could do that" but it's hard to make out his exact words. Maybe someone with better ears than I have can tell. What a guy.

Update: Here's another clip of the same event from another angle. You can't hear the person yelling very well, but you can see Brown's response to it. As one commenter said, it does appear he says "We can do this" and it does appear he pauses and smiles after the man yells out the curling iron comment. Video- Brown smiles at 'curling iron' jibe.

h/t Scarce for the video.

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