Republican family values stripper wins Massachusetts Senate race

Former Cosmo centerfold Scott Brown
Former Cosmo centerfold Scott Brown

Scott Brown won Cosmo magazine’s Sexiest Man contest in 1982. Yesterday he was elected to the Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy. He beat Martha Coakley by 5 percent.

While the Democrats still hold an 18-seat majority in the Senate, they have been conceding all ability to pass any legislation whatsoever, including health care reform. Why is it that when Bush was president, Republicans only needed 49 seats to pass everything Bush wanted but when Democrats have 59 seats, they can pass nothing? Just asking.

—  David Taffet