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Friday, January 15, 2010

No, This Story is More Important: It Has Nudity!

Maybe a more important story than the t.v. failures of Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno is the red-hot Massachusetts senate race between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown.
The race is a crucial one for the Democrats because a loss would mean the erasure of their 60 vote majority in the U.S. Senate, which is vital to the party's and the President's health care plans and other future legislation. Also, a Scott Brown victory would mean the "Kennedy seat" would be held by a Republican for the first time since Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. vacated the seat in 1953, pointing towards what some claim will be a GOP resurgence in 2010.
But even this story has some tabloid aspects to it. (What story doesn't these days? In fact, if our modern news media can't wring some cheap, emotionally exploitive story line out of an event, is it even a real story? But we digress.)
In 1982, as a 22 year-old law student, Scott Brown posed naked for Cosmopolitan Magazine. Hey, not bad, but how will this affect the Republican's stand on "family values" and their claim as the religious and moral arbiters of modern American society? We don't know, did Jesus pose nude? We'll check our back issues of "Hot Hunks of Nazareth" and let you know.

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