Skip to comments.New Mass. senator Scott Brown says nude Cosmo photos helped get him where he is today
Posted on 02/01/2010 5:13:28 PM PST by presidio9
Newly-elected Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown on Sunday defended his nude photo spread from his college days - and said the racy pictures helped get him where he is today.
"If I hadn't done that ... I never would have been sitting here with you," said Brown in an interview with Barbara Walters on ABC News' "This Week."
"It's all connected," added Brown, a Republican who was elected to fill the seat of the late Ted Kennedy in an upset that has put President Obama's agenda in turmoil.
Brown, who took it all off for Cosmopolitan magazine in 1982, said the steamy shots gave him the exposure he needed to launch a public career.
"I was 22 years old there and thrust in the spotlight because of what I did with the Cosmo thing," Brown said.
The hunky lawmaker joked about the photos and offered to autograph a copy of the magazine for Walters.
"Oh, yeah. The good old days. Do you want me to sign it?" he said to laughs.
Brown's comments came a day after his racy pictures were lampooned in a "Saturday Night Live" sketch.
The skit depicted Democratic heavyweights Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer and others dreaming of Brown's beefcake body instead of getting to work salvaging stalled health care reforms.
During yesterday's interview, Brown shot down critics who have said the photos would have torpedoed a female politician's career.
He even said he wouldn't be against his own daughters posing nude.
"I would leave it up to their discretion," said Brown, who raised eyebrows during his victory speech for introducing his college-age daughters as "available."
On weightier matters, Brown suggested he would vote with Republicans on fiscal matters but not necessarily social ones.
He said he would've voted to reappoint Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and shrugged off rumors of a future presidential run.
"I don't even have a business card. I haven't even been sworn in," he said. "It's overwhelming, and it's extremely humbling. I don't know ... what else to tell you."
This guy should be a bit more circumspect. He didn’t have to make a bunch of promises to get elected, but he is already boxing himself in before he gets wind of any facts.
Next up, a romantic shoot for Playgirl with Levi.
I think we need to be supportive of his daughters’ decision to pose nude. It could be very healing for them, right fellas?
Honesty will get a politician elected and may get him in trouble.
Hiding the truth gets many politicians elected and lying keeps them in office.
Scott Brown is honest - he better keep his sense of humor - he’s gonna need it.
And the historically nasty archaeoskank Barbara Walters could say exactly the same thing, but they'd lose their license if they aired photos of THAT.
Racy photos like that would have torpedoed a female REPUBLICAN politician.
Well, It’s not like I’m praying for Ayla to pose naked LOL. SB is a fiscal conservative which is important to me. I am assuming he’s a social lib but what matters is that he understands that the Fed not be in the people’s way and he’s pro-military.
That's got to be as welcome as a ghetto blaster next door to a Century 21 open house.
The upbeat church social, just went deadly silent....
The liberal Massachusetts voters elected a "less than conservative" Republican over an uber-liberal Democrat, in order to send a message to Obama that his 'ObamaCare' is not acceptable, even to them!
This is HUGH and SERIES!
I’m looking at that photo and wondering how you can say for sure that Senator Brown is “circumspect.” His forearm is blocking any evidence of a circumspection. He could be fully intact for all you know.
I don’t know what to say to this. Brown needs to be more careful what he says to media, that’s for sure! But he is new to the media attention, perhaps he needs some advice from a former Republican VP candidate?
Why do they leave off Barney Frank? That was the funniest part. How queer.
Looks like they’re on their way to a Jimmy Buffett concert. No, wait, Scott would be in a coconut bra and grass skirt, too.
I assume he meant that he used the money he got from the photo shoot to help pay off his law school debt. Otherwise, I don’t see how it boosted his career as a real estate lawyer and state senator.
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