A Note on Availablegate
By now you’ve caught wind of Senator-elect Scott Brown’s joking around about his daughters’ availability on the dating scene:
I appreciate that it’s an interesting topic about which to talk, but the conversations really tell you more about the people having them than about Brown. Even taking the joke as a significant gaffe (which I don’t), there are too many off-stage factors that would mitigate the import.
I’m picturing a conversation, as the campaign really began to demand the family’s time and effort, in which Brown’s daughters joked with their father about his having to do something to make up for the effect on their social lives. That’s pure conjecture, but it’s an example of the sort of inside jokes and running gags that families can develop.
The line would have been better made at a more-private post-game celebration, but sheesh, the guy just came from out of nowhere to win a seat in revolutionary fashion the U.S. Senate.