Just how scared does Elizabeth Warren have Republican Senator Scott Brown? So scared he’s resorted to frat-boy humor when discussing his potential challenger.
Earlier in the week Warren participated in a debate with her fellow Democratic hopefuls where she was asked how she paid for college. The question was directed against Brown who famously posed nude for Cosmopolitan. The question was a natural for Warren who has decidedly middle-American roots and has built a career advocating for middle-class families against overreach by the financial sector.
Warren’s response was both playful and one that should resonate with a vast majority of Americans. “I kept my clothes on,” Warren said. “I borrowed money.”
What was Brown’s response to Warren’s dig? “Thank God.”
The response has prompted EMILY’s List to ask “Thank God”, for what exactly? Thank God Elizabeth Warren worked hard to put herself through school? Thank God she was able to attend college even though her family wasn’t wealthy? Thank God she didn’t have to resort to using her body to make ends meet like too many women must do?
The actual audio of the interview is even more revealing as Brown and the host move seamlessly from discussing Warren to hot tub parties because, well, this is what it important to the voters of Massachusetts in the mind of Senator Brown.
Thank God Massachusetts has a candidate like Elizabeth Warren that understands the challenges facing 99% of Americans today.
Photo from davidshankbone via flickr.