So he wore pink shorts. Who cares?Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Feb-24-10 09:00 PM
Scott Brown wore $750.00 pink leather shorts on his first date with his wife
Arianna told me that he showed up for his first real date with her mother, Gail Huff, a TV newscaster to whom he has been married for more than 23 years, in pink leather shorts. It’s family lore.
The pinkish color drained from his face when I asked him about it during a conversation in his campaign office just before we took off in the truck. He clarified that the shorts weren’t something that he went out and purchased — it wasn’t like that at all. “I did the couture shows, and instead of paying in cash, they paid in clothes,” he said. “And one of the things I had to wear were leather shorts. And these happened to be pink.”
As he told the story, he seemed, almost in spite of himself, to get into it. “If I wore these now,” he said, “I’d get shot. But it was the ’80s. Pastels were in. It was all pastel-y.” The shorts went with his tan at the time and a pair of white shoes that he owned, so he gave them a whirl. “Gail comes out and she’s like, ‘Those are pink shorts.’ I said: ‘Yeah, you like them? They’re great. Comfortable. Feel this leather.’ ” With this last phrase, he slowly stroked the side of one of his thighs, apparently miming the gesture he made in front of her.
He emphasized: “This isn’t cheap leather. This is, like, $750 shorts back then.” He shook his head at the memory. “Crazy stuff.”
Of course there's lots of mocking and then this.
Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Feb-24-10 09:14 PM
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10. Wake me up, before you go go
He's right. They were in fashion.
In so many ways, we've become WAY less tolerant and progressive than we were in the era of Ronnnie Raygun.onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts)
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11. Puh. In fashion in about five square blocks of L.A. and NYC.
Not so much in 'real' America.
There's your 'hero,' teabaggers.
'I drive a truck... and wear pink leather shorts.'Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts)
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17. Really? cause pink clothing for guys was all the rage here in central Nebraska
Edited on Wed Feb-24-10 09:27 PM by Maru Kitteh
I was there. I remember. Hard to get more "real" America than that.
I find it much more amusing that so many enlightened DUer's look down their noses at pink on a man - I expect it from knuckle-dragging Republicans.
I think they've already thrown Mr. Brown under the bus anyway, haven't they? Didn't he vow to stand with the Democrats and vote yes on the jobs bill and commit some other mortal sin already?
I want to see a photo of him leaning on the truck wearing his old pink shorts. That would be a keeper.They have such funny ideas about what we care about.onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts)
18. I don't care what people wear. But teabaggers do. That's the point.
Whatever fuel helps make them run a teabagger candidate against Senator Softcore in 2012 is fine with me.