The candidates for the Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat – incumbent Scott Brown (R-Mr. Western Massachusetts Milano’s Lunch) and challenger Elizabeth Warren (D-Ms. Western Massachusetts Childhood Vacation) – are currently engaged in an Asbestos Victim Bakeoff.
Brown campaign ad:
Andrea, Canton, Mass.: My Dad’s job was to paint asbestos onto pipes in a shipyard. Mesothelioma is a brutal killer. Then you have to fight the insurance companies. They use their money and lawyers to fight against victims for years. Elizabeth Warren worked for the most powerful insurance company of all. She was not on the side of victims. Elizabeth Warren’s just not who she says she is.
Warren campaign ad:
Virginia Jackson, Kingston, Mass.: I’ve been a widow since 1990 when my husband Sam died 0f mesothelioma. He was exposed to asbestos when he worked at the Quincy shipyard. It’s a terrible, terrible way to die. Elizabeth Warren went all the way to te Supreme Court to try to get more money for asbestos victims and their families. Now Scott Brown is attacking Elizabeth Warren and her work. Scott Brown is not telling the truth. He’s trying to use our suffering to help himself. He oughta be ashamed.
Yes, well, someone oughta be ashamed here. Given these dueling testimonials, though, it’s kinda hard to know who.
Maybe the Quincy Shipyard?