NHDP to Scott Brown: Seriously?

Manchester, NH--Scott Brown is trying to pull another fast one on New Hampshire voters, this time by ignoring his past in an attempt to rebrand himself as a credible voice on foreign policy. But the facts are clear: throughout his tenure in the Senate, Brown’s repeated gaffes raised serious questions.
"Scott Brown can't be serious. New Hampshire doesn’t need to be lectured about foreign policy by Scott Brown who claimed to have secret meetings with kings and queens, was duped by fake pictures of Osama Bin Laden’s corpse, and got $1.3 million in stock for signing on with a controversial beauty supply company turned arms manufacturer,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain.

Brown: “I’ve Held Meetings with Kings, Queens”

McGrory: Brown “Diminishes The Job He Holds” With Mundane Ads While Claiming That He Holds Secret Meetings And “Private Lunches With Monarchs. Brian McGrory wrote in an opinion column in The Boston Globe: “…On the other hand, he’s telling us he’s the most important man in Washington, his schedule jam packed with double-secret briefings and private lunches with monarchs.” [Boston Globe column, 6/22/12]

McGrory: “But Time And Again, There Are Hints Of Inauthenticity About Brown.”Brian McGrory wrote in an opinion column in The Boston Globe: “But time and again, there are hints of inauthenticity about Brown. He plays the Everyman card while raising buckets of money in New York. He describes his role in the body politic that doesn’t gel with reality. He campaigns as a sitting senator on issues and attributes irrelevant to the job. Voters know what’s real. The question will come into sharper focus in the coming months: Does Scott Brown?” [Boston Globe column, 6/22/12]
NECN: In Second Debate David Gregory “Questioned Brown's Credibility, Noting How Several Months Ago The Republican Mentioned Having Secret Meetings With Kings And Queens.” According to NECN: “While Democratic nominee Elizabeth Warren couldn't escape the issue surrounding her claims of Native American ancestry, Sen. Scott Brown was forced to address a previous claim of his own.  David Gregory questioned Brown's credibility, noting how several months ago theRepublican mentioned having secret meetings with kings and queens. While Brown's campaign said he misspoke, Gregory noted how the claim was made several times. Brown said he was not guilty of exaggeration, but he was simply trying to make a point that when talking about economic issues with international leaders, they talk about jobs.” [NECN, 10/1/12]


Brown Was Fooled By Fake Photos Of A Dead Osama Bin Laden

Brown was “Duped” by a Fake Picture of Osama bin Laden. According to WCVBTV, “Hours after saying he saw a picture of Osama bin Laden's corpse and that the photo should not be released publicly, Sen. Scott Brown's office said he did not view the actual death picture and was duped by one of the various fake photos circulating the Internet. ‘I can assure you he is dead,’ Brown said Wednesday in an interview with WCVB-TV after seeing a picture purported to be of bin Laden. Brown said he feared the release of the picture could ‘inflame the sensibilities of others throughout the world and potentially put our men and women in harm's way.’ It turns out, the picture the junior senator saw was a fake.”  [WCBVTV, 5/4/11]
Boston Herald Editorial: Brown made “Quayle-Like Goof” by Admitting He Mistaken Fake bin Laden Pictures as the Real Thing. In a May 6, 2011 editorial, The Boston Herald wrote, “It’s bad enough the Massachusetts senator got caught crowing about seeing an Osama bin Laden death photo — two days after the rest of the country figured out it was fake. The real kicker was his suggestion that he saw it in an intelligence briefing that apparently never took place … This is certainly Brown’s biggest gaffe since entering the Senate, and it comes as several of his potential 2012 rivals are deciding whether or not to risk running against the popular incumbent … First of all, how could Brown have thought the bin Laden photo was real? The one circulating around the Internet was proved to be a fake within hours. Shouldn’t one of his aides have told him? And the suggestion he saw the photo in an intelligence briefing sounds more like a line a guy would use to pick up a girl in a bar. Brown did quickly retract the photo claim, but he offered little explanation or excuse, except to say a lot of other people were duped by the photo. True, but U.S. senators are supposed to be a little bit more informed and cautious than the average Web surfer sitting in his basement. And they are not supposed to reveal things they see in intelligence briefings. Did Brown make up the part about the briefing? Did someone e-mail the photo to him and other senators? Or did he, as some suggest, really see a legitimate photo but backtrack because he wasn’t supposed to reveal it? ‘I can’t imagine what happened,’ Walsh said. ‘Did someone in a responsible position mislead him? These are real questions.’”  [Editorial, The Boston Herald, 5/6/11]
GDSI: A Beauty Supply Company Turned Arms Manufacturer 

GDSI Began 19 Years Ago As A Cosmetics Company. “Scott Brown, former senator of Massachusetts, on Monday defended his decision to accept 1.5 million shares of stock from an obscure Florida company, saying he offers guidance and serves as a sounding board in exchange for his large stake in the firm. […] The company, created 19 years ago to sell cosmetics before switching first to telecommunications and then to firearms, has only a 'virtual office,' no current products, no revenue, no patents, no trademarks, no manufacturing facilities, and no experience developing weapons, according to its most recent corporate filings.” [Boston Globe, 6/2/14]