Scott Brown: The “Strong Willed Women” In My Life Taught Me “How To Cook”
11:47 am, March 27th | by Laura Donovan
Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown grew up around women who had no choice but to be tough. Living under the roof of abusive stepfathers, Brown and his sisters and mother had to keep calm and carry on, said the politician at a news conference with Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe on Monday. Though Brown had the furthest thing from a worry-free, blissful upbringing, his standards for fighter women seem to have decreased overtime, as he said Monday that the “strong willed” females in his current household have taught him how to make food.
Introduced at the “Women for Brown” committee kickoff conference by wife Gail Huff, Brown said he is used to being around “strong willed” women now, and his spouse added that the family has open discussions at the kitchen table. Though Brown wouldn’t delve into the kind of things he, his two daughters, and wife talk about during meals, he did say his daughters have taught him “how to cook” when a journalist asked what sort of things his girls have educated him on.
“Yeah, how to cook, how to sew, how to clean,” Huff said.
Sure it’s a practical skill (and one I still refuse to adopt), but he’s the father of a talented singer who welcomed criticism from ultimate killjoy Simon Cowell, and such thick skin is definitely more admirable and beneficial than culinary skills.