Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman John Walsh has apologized for saying at a breakfast meting with his state’s delegation to the Charlotte convention that Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) folded towels in a campaign ad to prove he is “an honorary girl.” The Boston Globe:
“We’ve also experienced Scott Brown,” Walsh told the delegates. “We’ve got to say a few good things about him: He handsome, right? He’s still got the coat. He’s still got the truck. He’s a regular guy. I mean, he spent a couple million dollars folding towels on TV to prove he’s an honorary girl. We appreciate that.”
Walsh issued his apology about six hours later, shortly after the Brown campaign issued a second statement from the leader of the Women for Brown coalition.
Brown released a campaign ad earlier this summer featuring his wife, Gail Huff, a television news reporter who used to work in Boston. Huff explained in the ad that she had to wake up very early for work and that Brown took care of getting their daughters ready for school each morning. The ad features footage of Brown doing household chores, including folding laundry.
Following Walsh’s comment, Angela Davis, the chair of Women for Brown coalition called on Elizabeth Warren — Brown’s Democratic challenger — to explain a comment she made on the campaign trail when she was asked about her own advertising. “It feels a little embarrassing to run ads that are saying, ‘Let me tell you all about me.’ … We are going to do it, but you probably won’t see me folding laundry,” Warren said, according to a separate Globe report from the weekend.