Here in Massachusetts we are in the last days of a very tight senatorial race. The democratic candidate, Martha Coakley was thought to be a sure winner back about sixty days ago, but her main opponent, republican, Scott Brown has been surging ahead and is now, according to the polls, in the lead.
I have to admit I have not been following the race closely until now, and only caught bits and pieces of the debates and news coverage… but one thing I did discover and wonder about, is the full page, full-frontal photo spread of Scott Brown published in Cosmopolitan in 1982. He was 22 years old and voted “America’s Sexiest Man.” I was going to post the photo, but just got some negative vibes from a very shy reader who happened to be near by as I write this missive. If you want to check out the photo spread for yourself, click here.
My point in pointing all this out… what do you think would be the reaction today if the other candidate had something like this in her background… The Scott Brown photo, though noted by the media, has been pretty much ignored as an issue. Maybe because he is a hunk and looked really good in 1982. Would a woman who looked equally fabulous and posed nearly nude in a national magazine, have the issue overlooked when she ran for U.S. senator twenty seven years later? Somehow, I think not.
I’m not trying to promote either candidate here… not my job… but I am pondering the question of double standards. What do you think?