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Senator Scott Brown accused of stealing joke from Conan O'Brien

US Senator Scott Brown is being accused of stealing a crafty quip from late-night funnyman Conan O'Brien.

If US Senator Scott Brown ever decides to call politics quits, he could try getting a writing gig on Conan O'Brien's late-night talk show.

According to reports, a quip that the Republican Senator used during the annual St. Patrick's Day breakfast and political roast in Boston this past weekend was almost identical to one fired off by the comedian during a show in February.

In a video from the roast, Brown said, "I see that both Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum now have Secret Service with them on the campaign trail. And in Santorum's case, I think it's the first time he's actually ever used protection."

Similarly, in February, O'Brien, a Brookline native, said the following during a monologue on TBS:

"As of tomorrow, Rick Santorum will be assigned Secret Service agents. Did you know that? Yeah, this is historic: It's the first time Santorum has agreed to use any kind of protection."

Very similar, indeed.

A spokesperson for Brown, however, said the wise cracks were coincidental, according to Boston.com.

It's not the first time Brown's commentary has raised eyebrows in the Bay State.

Back in October the republican senator called in to a WZLX morning show and made comments about the physical appearance of one of his challengers, Democrat Elizabeth Warren.

Here are the two videos to compare, courtesy of gotchamediablog.com.

 
 
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