On this week's appearance on "The Hugh Hewitt Show", Hugh wanted to discuss the pitiful state of the Steyn-for-Senate campaign in New Hampshire. It was a real chest-baring session:
HUGH HEWITT: I'm a little depressed, because I'm trying to get this populist insurgency, Steyn for Senate, going, and here's Scott Brown who has been photographed with his shirt off, and I can't even get you to take the pocket kerchief out of your blazer.
MARK STEYN: Well, if that's what it's come down to, Hugh, I picked up the Union Leader this morning, and there is Scott Brown topless on the front page of the Union Leader [RIGHT]. I think he's the first Republican to appear, Republican candidate to appear topless on the front page of the Union Leader since Elizabeth Dole in 1999. I can't remember, my memory may be playing tricks. But I can assure you, I'm running a serious, sober campaign, and I intend to remain fully clothed, at least until the focus groups reveal that there is some advantage to me disrobing.
HH: It is an amazing, he's gone Putin on us. He's gone completely bare-chested, and there it is. And I can't even get you to take your tie off. Will you at least appear open-collared at some point?
MS: Well, I have appeared open-collared on Australian television.
MS: But I'm not ready to take the step of trying it in this hemisphere yet, Hugh. I mean, this is something I need to discuss with the campaign consultants, because this is how campaigns go to pieces, when you respond recklessly to a desperate hail Mary pass like appearing naked on the front page of the Union Leader like Scott Brown has done. I mean, that is literally, that is my main Senate rival, and he literally has no clothes.
Nero fiddled while Rome burned -- Hillary flew while Benghazi burned.