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Sen. Scott Brown pokes fun at Santorum, Romney at South Boston roast

at 01:30 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) had a little fun at Mitt Romney’s and Rick Santorum’s expense Sunday morning at the annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day political roast, a ritual of Massachusetts politics.

Reports the Boston Globe’s Glen Johnson:

In one of his jokes, which (Brown’s wife, Gail) Huff said the senator tried out on his family Saturday night, Brown noted that Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum now are under watch by the Secret Service.
Knocking the father of seven, Brown added: “In Santorum’s case, I think it’s the first time he’s actually ever used protection.”
The senator even tweaked Romney, now a Republican presidential candidate served by some of the same political advisers, saying his trademark pickup truck now has 230,000 miles on it but “Governor Romney was nice enough to give me one of his Cadillacs, so we’re all set.”

Brown’s speech wasn’t the first time the “protection” line had been used -- comedian Conan O’Brien made the same joke about Santorum a few weeks ago.

 
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