Scandalous Scott Brown News: He Liked the Pussycat Dolls

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With 28 days until the election, it’s the time of year when the opposition researchers release the nuclear bits of dirt on politicians designed to send campaigns up in a last minute mushroom cloud. For Mitt Romney, it was a secret video of him maligning half the country. For Scott Brown it’s an explosive new video, which reveals that our senator (and please, if there are any children reading, we ask that you cover their eyes) likes the Pussycat Dolls. Election over.

Okay, just kidding. But in fact, Wayne Laakko, co-owner of a small production company that alleges Brown’s daughter Ayla cost them a ton of money, is getting his revenge by releasing video from 2006 in which someone off camera asks Brown who he’d like to stalk. Brown, after much hemming and hawing, says, “How about, uh, probably one or all of those pussycat girls,” referring to the Pussycat Dolls, a burlesque troop turned pop act with such hits as “Buttons” and “Don’t Cha.Mother Jones, whose recent hits include uncovering the seriously controversial footage of Romney’s 47 percent remarks, has published the video and reports on its origins. But a “47 percent” video this is not. If Brown were saying he’d like to put a “Pussycat girl” record on repeat because he just loves their pop stylings … then we might have a problem. But as he seems to be using “stalk” in a very, very loose sense of the word, one he borrows from the person asking him the question, this doesn’t strike us as a very controversial statement. He thinks they are attractive. So does America. It’s probably the only reason we’d let ourselves listen to songs at the quality level of “Don’t Cha.”

Laako says this video is just the first of six. Brown’s attorney tells Mother Jones, “The fact that they surface now, less than a month away from the election, make it clear that they are politically motivated.” Sure, but if we were the campaign, we wouldn’t be too worried. Laakko can call us when he finds something truly scandalous, like footage of Brown at a Nickelback concert or chilling backstage at a Creed show. You know, a real game changer.