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Scott Brown’s 2008 Birther Rhetoric: Obama Born Out Of Wedlock?

Could this be a Sunday Surprise — that is, a new and salacious media narrative only days before the contentious Massachusetts election? Sure, nudie pics didn’t derail the Scott Brown campaign, but a clip of the would-be Senator making the rounds on the blogs this weekend shows him wondering if Barack Obama might have been born out of wedlock. It’s problematic because the infamous so-called “birther” movement believes the same thing.

While questioning Obama’s mother for giving birth at the age of 18, Brown’s counterpart interjects that Obama’s mother was married, before Brown responds, “Well, I don’t know about that.”

Blue Mass Group shared the clip, which has been subsequently picked up by Talking Points Memo, the Washington Independent and has bubbled a bit on Digg.

A Brown spokesperson told TPM that the quote was a “non-issue,” and that may prove to be the case, but 48 hours is an eternity in internet time, so rest assured: the liberal blogosphere will squeeze all they can out of this admittedly awkward and unfortunate gaffe.

Here’s the clip:

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