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Is Orange County GOP Donor Erik Brown Just Michael Steele’s Faux-Lesbo Strip Club Patsy?

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'Do you know somebody called 'The Cowboy'?Wonkette pal (and your editor’s former editor at LA CityBeat) Rebecca Schoenkopf sends this note regarding Erik Brown, the Orange County GOP donor now taking the fall for the RNC’s $2,000 sexytime at West Hollywood’s Club Voyeur bondage-lesbian den of debauchery: “I know Erik Brown really well; we used to do a radio show together,” Schoenkopf writes. “There is simply NO FUCKING WAY it was he.” Full craziness follows:

I know Erik Brown really well; we used to do a radio show together. He is the most uptight, constipated conservative Christian ever, and while that may sound like a perfect candidate for the topless lesbian thing, there is simply NO FUCKING WAY it was he. That kind of shit would make him cry for his mommy. He is clearly, CLEARLY the fall guy on this.

We responded to Rebecca with this picture from that radio show, “The Melting Point” on KRLA 870 AM, where Erik Brown is clearly entranced by Rebecca’s rack.
'Those are two very good points, Rebecca.'
Isn’t this, ipso facto, proof that he would also enjoy looking at boobies at a strip club with Micheal Steele paying the bill by stealing money from Patriotic Republican donors?

“Oh, and about my rack,” Ms. Schoenkopf responds, “He was actually looking off into the distance (I swear; at a point about six inches in FRONT of my rack) but totally don’t let that stop you.”

Okay, so this proves that …. Erik Brown was set up to take the fall by the RNC, by that sleazebag operator Michael Steele, because somebody’s got to take the fall. We’ve got to have a fall guy, the GOP needs a victim, somebody they can pin those Voyeur Club expenses on, the end.

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  • Pompous Magnus

    He’s not the only one entranced…

  • Cornhusker Kickback

    Bewbs or it didn’t happ.. oh wait.

  • Cape Clod

    “where Erik Brown is clearly entranced by Rebecca’s rack.”

    Well, Damn. Who wouldn’t be?

  • N8Ma

    oldest trick in the book–stare directly at some inanimate object and use peripheral vision to ogle the boobies…

    I’m very glad you insisted on calling her bust a “rack,” though, for laffs.

  • TubeCity

    Today we are all entranced by Rebecca.

  • JGB

    looks like andy richter lost some weight.

  • Ducksworthy

    New picture is doubly entertaining. not that I disappreciated Rececca’s fine rack.

  • GOPCrusher

    * golf clap *

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  • SmutBoffin

    [re=543928]JGB[/re]: or Keifer Sutherland gained some.

  • canadasteve

    I remember the days when Rebecca wrote her ‘Commie Girl’ column for the OC Weekly. It was the only thing that kept me sane, having to work in Irvine and all.

  • Sharkey

    Rakbecca Shoenoffpf?

  • Snarkalicious

    In the modern GOP, even the fall-guys have fall-guys. Talk about a benefits package!

  • wezley

    Pretty dece rack though, ftr.

  • nappyduggs

    Needs moar…nope. I guess that’s damn near all you need right there, innit?

  • loquaciousmusic

    This makes my penis tingle. Is that normal?

  • What Fresh Hell is This?

    Becky’s not one for subtlety. Her heaving bosoms are visible to radio listeners. No problem with that, though.

  • mcdonkeyboy

    Probably the two best pics to accompany a story on Wonkette in a long, long time. Tits AND ass! Politics rocks

  • Cogito Ergo Bibo

    That kind of shit would make him cry for his mommy.

    Aaaaaand, we’re full circle back around to teh boobies.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    Still not as bad as Andrew Young telling the world he was Rielle Hunter’s baby daddy. But what is the deal for (I assume) sane people taking the fall for some stupid shit someone else did?

  • charlesdegoal

    Great news day for Republicans and Christians.

  • PineyWoodster

    I, too, am entranced by Rebecca’s rack, also.

  • Bearbloke

    [re=543920]Cape Clod[/re]: I too looked at those sugartits… however, one can appreciate a yacht without wanting it…

  • TubeCity

    Rebecca has evolved nicely.

  • SayItWithWookies

    My memory’s all f*(#ed up recently, but didn’t something like this (i.e. some innocent person voluntarily taking the blame to cover for a politician) happen just a little while ago? Either that or I watched waaaay too much of the Sarah Palin nonsense over the weekend.


    Still doesn’t let Alison Brown off the hook for sexytime. Maybe poor Erik has the life of Job, hmm. Maybe…oh look! Boobies!

  • grendel

    He’s clearly gay because he’s NOT staring at her rack. OMG… BOOBIES!

  • Neilist

    Rebecca: He’s looking at your rack. Trust us. We know.

  • bitchincamaro

    Thanks for the mammaries, Ken.

  • TeddyKGB

    I’ve needed a new wonk crush ever since Ana Marie Cox chopped off her hair and started tucking her goodies under ironic t-shirts. Thanks, Wonkette!

  • imissopus

    See that wedding band on his left hand? That proves there is no way he would be checking out Rebecca’s rack, unless the ass of some young Dominican boy was poking out from between her breasts.

  • AlphaLiberal

    Let’s just hope the media really flogs this story. Although you know the Republicans will push back hard.

  • Radiotherapy

    A couple of things: Isn’t that Eeeeeeyyyyyyyeeeeesss WWWWWwwiiiiiddddeeee SShhuuuuuuuttttttt?
    I’d rather listen to Yoko Ono’s Box Set than watch that piece of shit.

    Second, Isn’t she radio pretty?

  • LittlePig

    [re=543981]AlphaLiberal[/re]: Like Wyoming sheep at the edge of a cliff on Saturday night.

  • comicbookguy

    I thought it was an unwritten rule that if a guy likes to stare at his point six inches in front of her rack and cry for mommy, you’re supposed to keep that kind of thing on the down-low.

  • Pompous Magnus

    PS… She looks kinda like someone I used to hook up with.

    <Memories… All I see are the memoriesssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aquannissiwamissoo

    That this was a radio show should be some sort of FCC violation.

  • nappyduggs


    Mmmhmm, I see what you did there.

    And why do I think that this post will get an extremely healthy number of page views?

  • Diana Davies

    Well, even constipated conservative christians need a little lap dance once in awhile.

    [re=543986]Radiotherapy[/re]: She has the tits for radio.

  • Mac W Cheese

    I am sure Bill O will do a complete expose of this lesbian sex club corrupting the morals of upstanding Republican men. Need lots of pictures, though, Bill. Make it happen.

  • weejee

    So if Rebecca is correct about NFW Mr. Jebus ‘Merican Brown was strutting his stuff at the Club Voyeur, then it for Steele “Good Job Brownie.” Now what leverage did that have over this home lovin’, God fearin’ fellah to get him to fall on er swallow ah shove this isle of lesbos sword right up his ass?

  • sati demise

    [re=543949]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: lets see who gets the IRS deduction.
    then there will be a Hooters lunch where they will exchange a brown bag full o’ cash.

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    So, what Ms. Schoenkopf is saying is if the Hollywood club had featured hot Man on Man action, it would have been more plausible.

    And if I may speak for everyone here, I think all posts on Wonkette should feature someone’s rack.

  • Crank Tango

    she’s purty, and he’s gay.

  • Potater

    [re=543954]Bearbloke[/re]: When asked about your stance on female beauty, you can borrow my line

    “I appreciate woman the way I appreciate a fine painting at the Louvre: yes, it’s very lovely, but I have no desire to stick my dick in it.”

    That said, YEOW! Rebecs, those are some mad gazongas. Way to go, you!

    Anyone else notice how DMI guy is pinching his imaginary nipple as if to say “Oh, what I wouldn’t give to have such luscious breasts of my own. If I were a woman, I’d have a veritable bouncy castle on my chest. I’d finally be the pretty little philly Daddy always wanted me to be. Perhaps a new woman suit is in order…” Run, Rebecca, RUN!

  • Autochthon

    [re=544026]Potater[/re]: He *does* seem to be gearing up to tweak *something* bodacious.

    And, while I, too, play on the Other Team – DANG, woman!

  • Katydid

    I like a woman who says, Oh, and about my rack…” all casual-like.

    And did she write to Ken to praise Brown or to bury him? Because I can’t tell.

  • stew

    Thanks for the picture Wonk! Gotta check this joint out! It looks so Caligula.

  • widget09

    He is the most uptight, constipated conservative Christian ever, and while that may sound like a perfect candidate for the topless lesbian thing, there is simply NO FUCKING WAY it was he. Hekka of a job Brownie.

    This is the true meanig of “Family Values”, that is, family values for the serfs, and unadulterated debauchery for the priveledged, uptight, constipated christian conservatives. Jeesus Weeps.

  • OzoneTom

    He needs to authorize the release of his cell-phone records to prove that he was at the simu-lesbo club at the time on the receipt.

  • sati demise

    [re=543981]AlphaLiberal[/re]: I hope the media tries to ram it down their throats.
    Less coverage is not going to hurt this story.

  • aleks

    I may not agree with she’s saying, but I’d die to defend her right to have that rack.

  • Bearbloke

    The biggest row the GOP has with this is that Steele didn’t stay in the slave quarters during his trip…

  • Ripley_in_CT

    [re=543926]TubeCity[/re]: Ich Bein Ein Entranced by der Rack.

  • Monsieur Grumpe

    Strip Club Patsy
    Another good name for a band.

  • Mista Eko

    neither of these pics are SFW. thanks ken.

  • What Fresh Hell is This?

    Lighten up on Becky. It was “Bring Your Cleavage to Work Day.”

  • grevillea

    “There is NFW it was he”

    Example sentence from the new 5th grade textbook “A Practical Grammar for the Motherfucking 21st Century.

  • ShamWow

    [re=544065]Mista Eko[/re]: Silly me thought the title “faux-lesbo strip club patsy” was the NSFW warning.

    Nice tits!

  • edgydrifter

    [re=543922]N8Ma[/re]: Dammit! Quit giving away trade secrets. Not cool!

    PS: Yes, Becky, he was ogling. Maybe not during the specific fraction of a second when that photo was taken, but rest assured he was. Uptight Xtian or not, it cannot be helped. Eyeballs are moths and features like those are white-hot unavoidable flame.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    Best Wonkette commenter boobage since good ol’ Nerdalicious shared that photo of her mostly shirtless self in some protest march (Breast cancer awareness, maybe? Hell do I care.)

    Are you still out there, Nerdalicious? I think we may need a Wonkette commenter rack-off to determine the Queen of Wonkette Commenter Racks. Ken? Can we make this our official March Madness here? Brackets and stuff with lots of entries?

  • grevillea

    [re=544091]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Want me to shave ’em first?

  • Bearbloke

    [re=544091]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Just don’t let Limbaugh in… he got an extra set of moobs on his back to cheat with…

  • What Fresh Hell is This?

    Sexual distraction, such as that being practiced by Becky, is a respected debating strategy. Remember when Joe Biden unfolded his gigantic penis during the VP debate? Sarah Palin was taken aback.

    Gosh, “being taken aback” has a subtle subtext on Wonkette.

  • ForTheTurnstiles

    [re=544091]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: No need for a rack-off so’s y’all can whack-off. Why? With Steele dragging the GOP through the shitheap, you’ll find the Teabaggers and the religious nuts to be a little less generous with what little dough they have to throw at the antiChrist. So you’ll see more of this:

    proposing ways for a lazy pair of boooooobs to get herself on the ballot in 46 fucking states without even enduring a proper primary. The only tits you’ll need are Mother Sarah’s, because she’s the Mother to us all, the Ur-bosom of American Values.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    [re=544093]grevillea[/re]: Present however you want, but I recommend smooth as possible if you want to make it to the Sweet 16.

    (Also, and too, despite the cheerfully vocal minority of the gheys here, I’m betting Wonkette commenters prefer female rackage over dude rackage. OTOH, the lady commenters get to vote too.)

  • Ripley_in_CT

    And the RNC wants their money back. Payback’s a bitch. Just like that hobag that was giving Ol’ Brownie the lapdance.

  • Dr. Zoidberg

    [re=543944]loquaciousmusic[/re]: It makes my penis tingle, and I don’t even have one.

  • Bearbloke

    [re=544100]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Cheers!

  • libwakman

    Am I wrong or is Brownnose making a “my dick will fit into this” gesture with his left hand?

  • punj

    hOLY tits, girl. Congratulations.

  • knobwurst

    Wow! My ass has less cleavage than that. And less zits. Also.

  • TGY

    [re=544085]grevillea[/re]: Yes. It’s a sign of the Apocalypse for an editor to write that. And I’m not a rack man.

  • Anonymous Office Zombie

    Ho-ho! “How you doin’?”

  • weejee

    [re=544098]ForTheTurnstiles[/re]: Is Sarahtonin showing us the size of Steele’s penis or how close she is to taking a job at the Club Voyeur?

  • President Beeblebrox

    Tits or GTF…. oops, nevermind.

  • ForTheTurnstiles

    [re=544115]weejee[/re]: GREEN BALLOONS! SRSLY!

  • problemwithcaring

    I am a straight woman and those are some damn nice boobs. That is all.

  • Beowoof

    [re=543981]AlphaLiberal[/re]: I don’t know that pic has me flogging alright.

  • Mad Farmer Manifest

    [re=544098]ForTheTurnstiles[/re]: Wow, that is the most comprehensive blog ever. 3 whole posts. Did they wear out the keyboard setting that up? And have they ever read the Libertarian Party’s platform, what with the drugs, abortion, and keeping Christian wackos out of other people’s bedrooms?

  • Beowoof

    [re=543979]TeddyKGB[/re]: I miss Ana Marie for her red hair, rack and most of all her regular discussions of ass fucking.

  • glamourdammerung

    He is clearly looking forward, even if the pic is funny. However, I recall conservatives pulling the same thing with an Obama picture at a summit where it was obvious he was not checking out some guy’s bottom, so play ball, etc.

  • PsycGirl

    [re=544049]sati demise[/re]: Way to rub it in. You might need to rein back those sorts of comments. Already this guy is saddled with problems. No need to beat up on him. He’s going to have to pony up that money as it is.

  • the problem child

    I can appreciate nice cleavage as much as the next girl. But what really gets me hot is a discussion of Republican naughtiness where some white, Christian, married contractor guy is taking the fall for Steele. What does Steele have on him that would make this the better of two options? (Other than future contracts for franking, of course.)

  • eclecticbrotha

    [re=544139]Beowoof[/re]: Yeah, I miss ass-fucking Ana Marie too.

    What were we talking about again?

  • Dashboard_Buddha

    [re=543980]imissopus[/re]: That was just about perfect.

  • commiegirl

    [re=544112]TGY[/re]: Are you somehow implying “it was[n’t] he” is … incorrect? And are you prepared to fight?

  • Decker

    I don’t know what’s craziest – the possibility of an uptight fall guy in a GOP bondage sex club scandal setting up a possible “Deep Throat,” the picture of Peri Gilpin or that “Schoenkopf” means “beautiful head” in German. Too many coincidences… brain overload…

  • weejee

    [re=544156]the problem child[/re]: Zactly! There’s the story dear eds. The RNC must have his nutz in a huge vice.

  • tacdab


  • What Fresh Hell is This?

    [re=544164]Decker[/re]: Tucker Carlson was supplied the buried-lede story by one of his intimates. “Tucker” means “one who tucks.” Also.

    I can’t figure out if this is Nabokov or Shakespeare or Burgess, but as long as there’s a cleavage angle, I’m there.

  • AddHomonym

    RNC official #1: I have one here for the Voyuer Club in West Hollywood.
    RNC Official #2: What’s it for?
    RNC official #1: “Meals” it says.
    RNC official #2: That’s not a Buddhist temple is it?
    RNC officail #1: No, strip club.
    RNC official #2: Pay it.

  • ThisIsNotAnAvatar

    ..,he’s trying to artitulate how to nipple those titular melting points in the butt.

  • Gramps

    A much younger and less canceled Kiefer…

  • scooterKPFT

    I like the one on the left, just to the right of Erik Brown

  • sati demise

    [re=544173]AddHomonym[/re]: no, they thought it was a French Restaurant.

  • Mr Blifil

    He is clearly not staring at her rack. I am not similarly constrained. I cannot speak as to whether he is transfixed, however, by the phallic-looking microphone suspended pendulously as if offering a forbidden invitation. I’m gonna need to see more rack shots, come to think of it, before I can make a scientific determination on either subject.

  • Aquannissiwamissoo

    It’s Rebecca’s Star Trek eyebrows that ties the room together. The boobs are just like a nice ottoman.

  • donner_froh

    Rebecca Schoenkopf knows how to lead with her strength at least according to thisphoto

  • dougbob

    two words that have not graced these pages enough lately: sweater puppies

  • iburl

    OK, the pic on this post means no more checking wonkette at work. The pics also mean more checking at home.

  • Mad Brahms

    Nothing but good has come of this whole scandal. Republicans get embarrassed, we get great humor material, I find out about Commiegirl and add another excellent website to my daily rounds…

    …oh, and boobs, naturally.

  • Mad Brahms

    [re=544187]Aquannissiwamissoo[/re]: I’d like to trip over that ottoman, if you know what I –

  • TCmac

    [re=544153]PsycGirl[/re]: Sorry about his problems. Really, Really sorry. Also, fuck Orange county. Assfuck capitol of CA and not in the fun way except in the closets and confessionals.

  • TGY

    [re=544161]commiegirl[/re]: Yes and yes, but I’m always prepared to negotiate with commies.

  • AnnieGetYourFun


  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    You have to love a comment thread where the Wonketeers go all Fourteen-Years-Old on everyone. It is amazing that any of us ever got laid.

  • commiegirl

    [re=544208]TGY[/re]: Ooooh, are you one of those people who intone “Between you and I” as well? That is my very favorite of ever! You, sir, are sadly wrong, which wouldn’t have been a big deal except you tried to smack down a copyeditor on matters of grammar. Landwar/Asia/etc. Step off!

  • steverino247

    [re=544190]dougbob[/re]: What about “Pleasure Zeppelins?”

  • Lascauxcaveman

    [re=544219]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: Sorry, I was shooting for 12. And yes, lucky me, I actually got laid this morning, much to my surprise – just don’t tell my wife.

    (Kidding! She actually there at the time.)

  • Bearbloke

    [re=544229]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Holding the video-camera? Touching-up makeup? Selling tickets?

  • Aurelio

    [re=543949]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: [re=544041]OzoneTom[/re]:
    But what is the deal for (I assume) sane people taking the fall for some stupid shit someone else did?

    Yes, what is he getting? Well, in the criminal world, taking the rap for someone else is a badge of honor. It means you always have a place at the table.

  • auduboner

    [re=544188]donner_froh[/re]: And yet, even in that Photo, Erik is eying her rackaliciousness in the reflection off the camera lens… Down, boy!

  • auduboner

    [re=544219]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: You got laid?? Nice! What’s it like?

  • Lascauxcaveman

    [re=544241]auduboner[/re]: No, not Lionel, it was me. And I have to say, 6:00AM is a bit early to perform my husbandly duties, but was nice. Though as you get older, it get harder, if you know what I mean.

  • ms_mcgee

    Megs McCain will post something to bring back attention to her jugs in 3, 2, 1…

  • I Heart Accuracy

    There’s a huge set-up here. I can just feel them.. IT. I can just feel it.

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    [re=544229]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Well, obviously, someone has to run the camera.

    [re=544241]auduboner[/re]: Think of an all day Star Trek marathon.

    Now imagine that it is commercial free.

    Now imagine that you have your favorite intoxicant at hand.

    Now imagine it all hot and wet and sort of panicky…,

    Yeah, something like that.

  • LowerdPeninsula

    I have just had an epiphany: entrance and enTRANCE are spelled the same. Yeah for homonyms!

    BTW, this is my first post in many moons. Welcome me back.

  • LowerdPeninsula

    Oh, yeah. Poor Erik. So much in-your-face boobage he doesnt’ even know what to do. Today, we are all framed and repressed conservative fall guys!

    Yea, these are the trials and tribulations of modern man. Lo, we surely serve a cruel god. To look or not to look, that is the question?

  • Tlmsd

    [re=544251]LowerdPeninsula[/re]: welcome back. I , for one, missed the informed black man.

  • Papas got a brand new teabag

    with a rack like that, what’s Rebecca doing at CityBeat?

  • Prommie

    I, I, dear god help me, I cannot help myself, I, I would hit that.

    [re=544091]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: The best visual I have ever seen on Wonkette was an avatar, someone’s avatar from long ago, I forget the name, even, but it was a beautiful naked woman whose body was covered with M&Ms.

  • Prommie

    [re=544225]steverino247[/re]: I heartily approve of “pleasure zeppelins.”

  • Prommie

    [re=544340]Prommie[/re]: They may have been jujubees.

  • JoeMac

    [re=544187]Aquannissiwamissoo[/re]: She has eyebrows? I didn’t notice, even when I went back to check.