BEEFILEAKS  3:34 pm February 9, 2011

Rep. Chris Lee Sending Half-Naked Pics To Ladies On Craigslist

by Jack Stuef

Whoops.Gawker has published e-mails they say are from married Republican Congressman Chris Lee, who was apparently trolling Craigslist D.C.’s “Women Seeking Men” forum and sent a lady a shirtless camera-phone photo of him flexing his bicep in a bathroom mirror like some meathead 15-year-old on Facebook. Chris Lee is never going to hear the end of this one from his Republican colleagues! “You were caught in the beginning stage of sexting an adult woman, Chris-bro? Did it excite you how legal that was or something?” You can hear the jokes starting already. So what is his defense? He was “hacked,” and he and his wife and kid are a happy family, so of course he wasn’t doing this. Wrong defense! The correct defense is “I’m not gay. I love women, not men and coke prostitutes in bathroom stalls.” Get it right, amateur.

So what is Chris Lee’s fantasy image of himself, according to these e-mails? He’s a divorced 39-year-old lobbyist. Those are the lies he told this woman, and, considering this scandal, actually all of that may soon come true for him. Except the being 39 part. He’s 46.

It’s probably not a good thing that our members of Congress fantasize about becoming a lobbyist one day.

So did the married Republican prowl Craiglist looking for hook ups? After first telling us that he couldn’t comment until we forwarded every single email in question, a request we refused—shouldn’t Lee know if he’s corresponded with women on Craigslist?—Lee’s spokesman eventually announced that the Congressman believed he’d been hacked, and provided an email he claims Lee sent to his staff about the security breach on January 21.

That could, theoretically, be true. But the evidence suggests otherwise. The emails were sent more than a week before the alleged hack. The shirtless photo—which, according to metadata contained in the picture, was taken in Washington, D.C.—-was taken with a Blackberry, the same mobile device that Lee uses, which means the hacker would have also had to access the photos on Lee’s phone.

Cool story, bro. Next time, just buy a sports car. [Gawker]

 
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Barbara_i February 9, 2011 at 3:36 pm

He'll be fine just as long as he isn't found with a dead prostitute or a live boy. Party on Garth! The GOP is very forgiving of each other.

HoratioGalt February 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Didn't you hear about Mark Foley's comeback? Live boys are okay now.

ifthethunderdontgetya February 9, 2011 at 3:55 pm

So true.

Not even poopy sex with a hooker?

Diaper Dave Vitter sexts: "Chris Lee is not Senate material."
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glamourdammerung February 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm

He will be fine with anything. The GOP supporters are called "base" for more than few reasons.

Mahousu February 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Dead prostitutes are fine now, too. Remember poor Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the "DC Madam," committed suicide, and it didn't seem to affect Vitter any.

Nowadays, you have to get to the dead boy level to be unelectable.

Barbara_i February 9, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Do you get any power-ups on the dead boy level?

genxr February 9, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Better excuse: I'm a masturbation guy!

MinAgain February 9, 2011 at 3:38 pm

What? No underage boy? No public toilet? No police sting?

Underachiever.

nounverb911 February 9, 2011 at 3:47 pm

No diapers.

ifthethunderdontgetya February 9, 2011 at 4:19 pm

No diapers. No pees.
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Sophist [APPLESAUCE] February 9, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Know diapers, know pees?

horsedreamer_1 February 9, 2011 at 3:38 pm

This is why Newt wanted the Republican wave of '94 to leave their families at home. & Boehner requested similarly after TEH SHELLACKIN' heard 'round the world POLITICO offices.

blinky_twinkie February 9, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Somebody's going to the Gun Show! POW POW, ladies!

Extemporanus™ February 9, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Any of you ladies a veterinarian? 'Cause these 24" pythons are fucking sick!

Radiotherapy February 9, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Fists up for everyone!

ifthethunderdontgetya February 9, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I am ready to sign up for the Extemporanus™ "How to get chicks!" video lecture series.

I assume I must act now to get the bonus workout tape?
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emmelemm February 9, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Swoon…

Amaravilha February 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I'd hit it.

nounverb911 February 9, 2011 at 4:05 pm

With what?

Amaravilha February 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm

a two-by-four

Flat_Earther February 9, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Mark Foley, is that you? I thought you only went for boys.

WIDTAP February 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Is that an invisible cock in you hand Chris, or are you just happy to see us?

Come here a minute February 9, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Lightsaber.

guangho February 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Is that an invisible cock in you hand Chris, or are you just happy to see us?

Ummmm that should have read " Is that an invisible cock in you hand Chris, or are you just happy to see you?"

BaldarTFlagass February 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Well, at least it was the top half that was naked, and not the bottom half.

angryclownspawn February 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm

He doesn't look very happy in that picture. Hey Chris, if you really want to attract the ladies, how about turning that frown upside down. Also, you might want to stage your photo ops somewhere with better lighting, you are as beige as the background.

seppdecker February 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Getting that fit MAKES you unhappy. That's why jolly fat men like Newt and Clinton get all the ladies.

V572625694 February 9, 2011 at 3:42 pm

What kind of sick twisted fuck would pretend to be a lobbyist? I mean, aside from Billy Tauzin.

crybabyboehner February 9, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I guess the only person who would pretend to be a lobbyist would be someone held in even lower regard – like a member of Congress.

slithytoves February 9, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I went to Lee's homepage and signed up for updates from him. I'm really hoping for some more pictures.

bitchincamaro2 February 9, 2011 at 5:05 pm

No such thing as "updates"; only "dates". Keep us posted.

Pithaughn February 9, 2011 at 7:18 pm

You get an A plus for effort and initiative.

Buzz Feedback February 9, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Why does he look surprised in his own photo?

TheMightyHaltor February 9, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Cuz he was hacked! Didn't you read the story?

MrsBiggTime February 9, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Gawker: "Yesterday, we reached out to Rep. Lee, whose support for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and vote to reject federal abortion funding suggests a certain comfort with publicly scrutinizing others' sex lives."
See, this didn't play out as it should have. She should have hooked up with the dude, and Gawker should have gone with the story after the predictable premature ejaculation/ sobbing. But we can't all have a happy ending, can we?

DerrickWildcat February 9, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I thought this kind of stuff was outlawed on Craigsbook.

baconzgood February 9, 2011 at 3:46 pm

What? No Cock-Shot?

Craig's List FAIL!

Monsieur_Grumpe February 9, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Nothing gets the juices flowing like a lobbyist hey congressman.

Terry February 9, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Why do middle aged men think that flexing makes them look hot? He should be bragging about his financial stability and ability to serve as a darn fine sugar daddy.

jus_wonderin February 9, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Yeah, he probably shouldn't mention the minivan either.

Beowoof February 9, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Being well into middle age myself, I find that most women I speak with in that age group are most concerned with whether he has job, drinks all day and night, and goes on line hunting for some strange. Those guys are hard to find. The flexing guys, a dime a dozen.

Flat_Earther February 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Terry, your comment has a ring of experience to it. Is there something you need to tell us?

Chet Kincaid February 9, 2011 at 6:17 pm

So just hold up a bank statement and make goo-goo eyes?

V572625694 February 9, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Brokerage statement with assets > $3M

marinmaven February 9, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Nah. Give me evidence of ownership of the following:
1. Parisan Apartment
2. Restored vintage schooner
3. Villa on Lake Como
4. Account at Chanel Boutique
5. Bottles of Amouage perfume and attars

Yes, my tastes are very specific.

Flat_Earther February 9, 2011 at 7:13 pm

I have a '92 Camery that used to be red and I'm only one month behind on my apartment rent. Do you want to hook up?

marinmaven February 9, 2011 at 7:50 pm

The only way I would ever settle like that is if you were Robert Reich. Yes. You heard me. When he talks about economics I just blush and get weak knee'd — heart gets all fluttery. He may have the camery, but I doubt he would be behind on rent. Nice try.

guangho February 9, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Ok how about if I say that I have the apartment, schooner, villa, account and perfume? Saying is kind of like doing, right?

marinmaven February 9, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Then I will just SAY we will hook up, because saying is like doing right?

Bah, What part of e-vi-dence don't you understand, man? I may have my weaknesses, but I am certainly no fool. If I am going to leave my domestic bliss with my hubby and offspring, it will have to be an offer so fantastic and exact to my discerning tastes that the entire universe would have to wail that this is my destiny.

BarryOPotter February 9, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Ok, where are those bottles of Amouage perfume and attars that I was about to offer to MarniMaven, if she agrees to join me for a sail around the Med on my 60' schooner, "Wnktt Good!" before we take the Gulfstream V – N4CP – up to Orly because I believe I left the keys to the Lake Como villa in my apart in the 7eme Arrondisement? And don't let me forget to feed my cat, Coco…

marinmaven February 10, 2011 at 12:53 am

Geez. I was thinking more of the Joseph Conrad, a 121' Custom Classic Gaff Rigged Schooner from 1916. Also, I am thinking I wanna be in the 16th around the Tracadero. You see, some of yous look at nude people and parts for porn, while I troll a combination of international luxury real estate, vintage schooner, and perfume sites for my "porn". Don't judge.

UW8316154 February 9, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Craigslist trolling fail.

BaldarTFlagass February 9, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Well, at least it's not as bad as the one that chick took from above with the big log floating in the commode behind her.

ttommyunger February 9, 2011 at 10:11 pm

That was no chick, sir, that was my wife!

SmutBoffin February 9, 2011 at 3:49 pm

This, ladies and gents, is our Fib-ruary surprise.

Barbara_i February 9, 2011 at 4:07 pm

There's another surprise brewing! For Palin's 47th birthday on Friday, her PAC peeps sent out a public message, asking them to "surprise" her with donations. Shhhh, don't tell her.

Boredw/Gravity February 9, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Yawn. Wake me up when he gets involved with a fundie guy.

SorosBot February 9, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Well what woman wouldn't want to sex Christopher Lee, yeah he may be very old but he's still putting in great performances like in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Star Wars prequels.

Rayn_And February 9, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Is it me, or is his right bicep noticably larger than his left?…Just sayin'

gijoeice February 9, 2011 at 3:52 pm

He looks like James Quall in the shirtless pic
http://clintisiceman.tumblr.com/post/424656848/ki

horsedreamer_1 February 9, 2011 at 3:52 pm

This is just more proof of the depravity of Washington, D.C. GOP freshman rep gets there, proud from his November triumph in the face of Obama's effort to ram his junk down our throats, & mere weeks later, he's looking to stray from his marriage.

Radiotherapy February 9, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I want the pics of Mary Bono Mack back.
Tits or GTFO.

Oblios_Cap February 9, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Jeez, Bro – get some "Just For Men". No play for Mr. Gray!

Is it me, or is his right bicep noticably larger than his left?…

It's just you.

Limeylizzie February 9, 2011 at 3:59 pm

On Wonkette I am a large-breasted Englshwoman with somewhat dodgy morals , a penchant for men in Nazi uniforms and a dirty mouth.

prommie February 9, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Thats funny, I have a penchant for large-breasted Engishwomen with round heels and dirty mouths, and impeccably groomed eyebrows.

proudgrampa February 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Honey, you are my kind of woman! On Wonkette, that is.

Karma_Suture February 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Lizzie, are you talking about you or Chris?

confused in New Mexico

prommie February 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Hey wait, 420-friendly? Thats a dealbreaker.

Limeylizzie February 9, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Sorry, no drugs or drinking. Cunnilingus is fine though.

prommie February 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Oh, you know Connie? Miss lingus is an old friend of mine.

Limeylizzie February 9, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Did you hear about the Irishman who thought cunnilingus was an airline?

Karma_Suture February 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Prommie seems to be a cunning linguist.

so.. you're good to go

bitchincamaro2 February 9, 2011 at 5:08 pm

I am interested in your cunning stunts, Ms. LL.

prommie February 9, 2011 at 5:15 pm

I see what you did there. Very clever.

Chet Kincaid February 9, 2011 at 4:57 pm

And your engrossing description of French culinary traditions obliged me to change my underwear.

Limeylizzie February 9, 2011 at 5:09 pm

and I still smile at the thought of that young,black soldier in that field..

Chet Kincaid February 9, 2011 at 5:40 pm

The Germans wore grey. You wore me.

Beowoof February 9, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Well two of things grabbed my attention, and then the dodgy morals made it interesting.

bagofmice February 9, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Metadata and encryption are really throwing the traditional power structures for a loop, aren't they?

That's right. The nerds are making life hell for hereditarily privileged idiots.

Yeah, suck on that math, bitches!

BlueStateLibel February 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Also they seem to think they can take embarassing crap off of their Web pages and Facebook–and it's gone for eternity!

MistaEko February 9, 2011 at 6:25 pm

The human race is forever finding new equivalents of leaving the porno in the VCR – with apologies to Mr. Rock.

forgracie February 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Do I make you randy baby?
Oh behave!

Seriously, where are the adults these days? Teh internets have turned us all into 13 year old hormonally-challenged-ADD-narcisists…

weejee February 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm

A Cocktober surprise in time for Valentine's Day. How very special.

aguacatero February 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Somewhat ironically, Lee was one of more than 180 Republican sponsors of the Protect America From Aging, Dull Conservative Males Being Deemed As Sexually Repulsive As They Truly Are Act of 2011.

doxastic February 9, 2011 at 4:18 pm

My eyes just got forcibly raped by a grown ass man taking circa '05 Myspace self-portraits.

baconzgood February 9, 2011 at 4:01 pm

"The floor would like to recognize the gentleman from Beef Cake Mantastic."

Limeylizzie February 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Thanks, I just screamed and snorted simultaneously as I was enjoying my late afternoon coffee.

SayItWithWookies February 9, 2011 at 4:03 pm

That's so amateurish. Especially given that Craigslist's F4M page is a desert, full of prostitute robo-ads and whiny little just-broken-up chicks wanting a rich man who won't play games. Um — so I've heard.

seppdecker February 9, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Another shining example of Republican incompetence. He should have been trolling CPAC, bragging about cutting benefits for orphans.

BeWoot February 9, 2011 at 6:12 pm

And yet, on DC darling put her heart right out there, hoping to meet Mr. Right. Love's young dream will never die.

MozakiBlocks February 9, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Isn't this one of the morans who introduced the bill in the House that would redefine rape?

I believe this is what Sherlock Holmes would call "a clue" as to why.

Extemporanus™ February 9, 2011 at 4:35 pm

No shirt shit lock…

V572625694 February 9, 2011 at 4:05 pm

You say that with an air of considerable authority.

PsycWench February 9, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Is that good or bad?

V572625694 February 9, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Well it's certainly interesting.

PsycWench February 9, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Just a reflection on the way that men go for visual erotic stimuli much more then women, A bare-chested picture (which is not THAT racy, I admit) in an early stage of contact would seem to be aimed at another male; women aren't all that interested. I guess he might not know all that much about women, though.

V572625694 February 9, 2011 at 8:08 pm

All too true — I’m a slave to the pretty lady pics. I was just goofin w/double entendres.

BarryOPotter February 9, 2011 at 10:30 pm

that men go for visual erotic stimuli much more then women

…slow down, PeeDub, I'm taking notes… "The ladiez don't want to see the Barry's secksee chest hairz coz, uh, ghey…"

BornInATrailer February 9, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Hey, he had to do something after ChatRoulette cock-blocked him (literally).

Thedongsofwar February 9, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Aha ha ahahah hah

OneDollarJuana February 9, 2011 at 4:08 pm

What, no meth? No $20 offered to a police officer? No dead secretary in his office?

guangho February 9, 2011 at 7:31 pm

We were only freshmen.

imissopus February 9, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Guilt-stricken, sobbing, with our heads on the floor.

guangho February 9, 2011 at 11:20 pm

/America chorus/ Can't be held responsible….

imissopus February 9, 2011 at 11:40 pm

She fell in love in the first place…

ttommyunger February 9, 2011 at 10:16 pm

"I resents the allegation and I resents the Alligator!" Joe Scarborough, aka Mika's Boy Toy.

XOhioan February 9, 2011 at 4:09 pm

"Lobbyist," eh? That really gets the ladies' panties damp.

baconzgood February 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I'd SOOOOOOOO yield the balance of my time to him. Yeah, legislate me. Legislate me all night.

jus_wonderin February 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Has anyone learned that there is no anonymity? That this is always the outcome?

HolyMaracas February 9, 2011 at 4:14 pm

It does not get any more pathetic than a 46yr old camwhore lobbyist-wannabe, does it?

x111e7thst February 9, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Chris old chap, you want to talk to Silvio B over in Italy. He will explain how it's done.

doxastic February 9, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Wonkett should have a running craigslist ad:

Me: Impossibly attractive, interested in "the finer things" and demeaning sex acts.
You: Rich, powerful, and interested in getting your dick wet.

It would be like shooting fish in a barrel.

MozakiBlocks February 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I shall take up a collection to pay for this immediately!

carlgt1 February 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm

the interesting point I get from this is that when Repug politicians want to impress someone — they claim to be a lobbyist!

SayItWithWookies February 9, 2011 at 6:25 pm

You get all the amorality of being a Republican, but none of the questions about how you got all that money if you're a public servant.

mavenmaven February 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm

"it was innocent, I was just posting an appropriate website picture for post-surgical men looking for hired help with their luggage"

fuflans February 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm

yeah!! sex scandal (-ish)!!

anything that moves palin posts down the list is alright by me.

SorosBot February 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm

These pictures are only shirtless, not bottomless; how can you tell if he's cut?

glamourdammerung February 9, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Family values!

smellyal8tr February 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm

He needs to move into that house of Churchy McChurchies where Mark Sanford lived. They'll hook him up with some "dates" so he doesn't have to go through this.

PalinPussyPower February 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm

I call shenanigans. If it was on the M4M part of Craigslist this story might hold water.

Callyson February 9, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Well, he can minimize the damage to his reputation (er, profeesional reputation–I imagine this will only help his other reputation) and contribute $50K to some charity. Along the lines of Brett Favre's $25K per inch fine.

Lascauxcaveman February 9, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Oh, man. They dinged Favre for a whole $50 grand?

Redhead February 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Well this is a boring sex scandal. I'm going to assume he ran out of room in his ad to post the safe word, or that the girl doesn't need to worry about bringing the chains and ball gag.

Lascauxcaveman February 9, 2011 at 4:29 pm

From what I understand, they never met. Just traded flirty emails, then she sent them to Gawker.

Anyhoo, nice call, anonymous woman!

Natl_Indecency_Cmdr February 9, 2011 at 4:38 pm

On teh Googles, your "Wonkette" is listed as "Wonkette (satire)". So this story is fake?

Toomush_Infer February 9, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Not sure in the mirror if he's thinking "I'm an old cowhand" or "How did I get in this hotel bathroom?"….

WriteyWriterton February 9, 2011 at 11:51 pm

"…this is not my beautiful house. This is not my beautiful wife." (Yes, I've used it before, but it's still brilliant.)

donner_froh February 9, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Sending pictures to ladies?

This guy is a RINO and barely that. An indication of being attracted to women for sexytime is not part of the the John Boner House of Reps Pledge to America.

justkillmenow February 9, 2011 at 4:56 pm

His eyes are disturbingly close together. Don't know what that means, but it's creepy.

bitchincamaro2 February 9, 2011 at 6:41 pm

It often means a wide stance.

Sophist [APPLESAUCE] February 9, 2011 at 4:57 pm

From: Christopher Lee
To: [redacted]@yahoo.com
Date: Sat, Jan 15, 2011 3:41:30 AM

Lol. last Monday.. She was not as advertised. Lol..

A member of the legislature using "lol" should be grounds for immediate censure. With a pickaxe.

Negropolis February 10, 2011 at 3:04 am

I don't think that word means what you think it means…

Beowoof February 9, 2011 at 5:03 pm

A Congressman from Western NY, whose district is adjacent to Eric Massa's old district, hmmmm. As a born and raised resident of Western NY I can tell you sexual depravity here, as any where else is huge. However, the ability of local politicians to be discreet with the sexual peccadilloes seems limited based upon the evidence of the last couple of years. Next thing you know Louise Slaughter will be found in the reflecting pond with a rent boy Wilbur Mills style.
And just in Time for Valentines Day, I am sure Mrs. Lee is excited.

bitchincamaro2 February 9, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Cue the blue dress and the pearls for the inevitable dog and pony show, Mrs. Lee.

prommie February 9, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Based on that article in Psychology Today, I'm betting that he is really just a good-hearted soul who is willing to share his special "medicine" with any ladies that are feeling depressed or down, purely out of humanitarian feelings. I know thats what motivates me.

BTWBFDIMHO February 9, 2011 at 5:15 pm

A GOP Congressman when faking his job pretends to be…a lobbyist!! Of course, motherfucker, what else can you be!!?

DaSandman February 9, 2011 at 5:21 pm

What the hell is this Repug doing chasing an adult woman for Christsake? Aren't they usually trying to bang the 12 year old twin sons of truck stop hookers while screaming about Jesus and blowing a mature billy goat?

Wadisay February 9, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Listen, there may be a logical explanation for this. Maybe he is corresponding with Brett Favre.

Wadisay February 9, 2011 at 5:40 pm

And BTW, is that a small, metallic-looking penis in the foreground?

emmelemm February 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Sink faucet, actually. But good call!

Gleem_McShineys February 9, 2011 at 6:48 pm

He was hacked, so it makes sense, it's probably the robot's dingus!

imissopus February 9, 2011 at 5:50 pm

If you're that desperate to get out of rural New York and cheat on your wife, I'm sure there are easier ways to do it then getting elected to Congress, you fucking idiot.

emmelemm February 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Honestly, the gay guys I know who use Squirt.org or what have you just post dick shots.

TheMightyHaltor February 9, 2011 at 6:09 pm

So the hacker remotely snapped the picture while he was shirtless and holding his phone up to his bathroom mirror? Could happen to anyone.

GayInMaine February 9, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Well, that explains the look of surprise on his face.

BeWoot February 9, 2011 at 6:10 pm

And … Lee sets new revelation: resignation speed record.

Dang. I was looking forward to some drawn out shame-wallowing.

MissTaken February 9, 2011 at 6:16 pm

What?! A GOP resigns due to a not-even-had-sex scandal? There's has to be more to this story than simply sending topless pics to some lady on Craigslist.

SmutBoffin February 9, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Where are all the dipshit stories about hiking Appalachian trails and being under the influence of prescription pills and hiring young hotties to carry luggage for you?

This scandal is weak. WEAK!

We can still hold out hope for his dates to come forward and tell funny stories, though.

ttommyunger February 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Shame is a rare commodity these days in 'Merika.

Barbara_i February 9, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Chris Lee has resigned. An innocent person would have no reason to quit.
"It has been a tremendous honor to serve the people of Western New York. I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents. I deeply and sincerely apologize to them all. I have made profound mistakes and I promise to work as hard as I can to seek their forgiveness. "

Gleem_McShineys February 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm

WIN-WIN-WIN! Now he can spend 24/7 searching for strange, do so in near complete anonymity, AND become a real-life lobbyist!

V572625694 February 9, 2011 at 7:14 pm

You got to admit his staff crafted a very abject and sincere-sounding apology for him to read.

ifthethunderdontgetya February 9, 2011 at 7:55 pm

I feel a sad.

This story had so much more to come, yet it has been cut short already.
~

ShaveTheWhales February 9, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Wait. This is fucking amazing. A REPUBLICAN resigning just because of a monumentally stupid failure of sexytime self-control?

What the hell is the country coming to?

hagajim February 9, 2011 at 6:13 pm

"It’s probably not a good thing that our members of Congress fantasize about becoming a lobbyist one day."

Fantasize….hell that's all they think about. Ask Jim Webb or any one of the other jackholes who have left (this means you Evan Bayh) to take cushy K Street positions.

johnnymeatworth February 9, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Coming soon on TLC: Chris Lee's New York.

Limeylizzie February 9, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Apparently he just resigned

straighteight February 9, 2011 at 6:18 pm

And before someone could find a picture of him with his pants off, too. They don't make shameless politicians like they used to.

SudsMcKenzie February 9, 2011 at 6:15 pm

He just resigned, no "podium of shame" with his wife – … pussy

glamourdammerung February 9, 2011 at 6:17 pm

One would have thought that there would at least be the feeble whining about the "gotcha media".

straighteight February 9, 2011 at 6:26 pm

"Sure, I get one local cameraman and reporter on media day, but take one picture of yourself trolling for a skank you can be up to your wrist in and suddenly everyone wants to hear from Representative Chris Lee. Have you no decency?"

MistaEko February 9, 2011 at 6:18 pm

….needs more delicious irony!
/google search
//eyes widen http://www.rollcall.com/issues/55_48/-39980-1.htm

10/28/2009 Roll Call reports that House Republicans been relying on their freshman members… to engage in the sort of political messaging that is normally reserved for more senior members…Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY) said: "We haven't been tainted yet."

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
/miami skyline

emmelemm February 9, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Many thumbs for you, friend.

GayInMaine February 9, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Yet? Why did he say yet? Its as if he knew something we didn't.

ShaveTheWhales February 9, 2011 at 10:47 pm

HaHa, "taint"!

beer4prez February 9, 2011 at 6:19 pm

The most depressing part of this is, the gawker post made me realize I'm only a few years away from middle-age.

WriteyWriterton February 9, 2011 at 11:54 pm

So am I, but on the wrong side of it, so thanks for reminding me.

SorosBot February 10, 2011 at 1:39 am

Five years, sixteen days – no wait, it's after midnight; fifteen days – for me. Depressing.

smashaduck February 9, 2011 at 6:19 pm

He just resigned.

CherryGarCAhhh February 9, 2011 at 6:21 pm

He uses his real name and email address. Says he lives on Capitol Hill and sends a picture? Boyfriend wanted to get – and so he gets his wish.

DaSandman February 9, 2011 at 6:22 pm

He read the collective wisdom of the Wonktariat and was shamed into doing the right thing.

Or Jeebus reamed him out with a railroad spike. Pick one you like.

macvalentine February 9, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Break me off a piece of that! Total Baldwin!

mourningnmerica February 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm

He quit because he couldn't face the ostracization (?) when fellow Republicans found out that he actually prefers pussy to the other.

WriteyWriterton February 9, 2011 at 11:55 pm

"…cism." Ostracism. Or maybe ostrajiz…never mind.

johnnymeatworth February 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm

The only difference is he can still eat at Chick-Fil-A….

smellyal8tr February 9, 2011 at 6:30 pm

The same pic was probably also posted on CL in M4M, Missed Connections, etc. DC can be a lonely town if your staff won't sleep with you and you don't have "5 Star" money on the dresser.

SheriffRoscoe February 9, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Going…..GOING…….GONE!……

jim89048 February 9, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Maybe they'll replace him with a true conservative, one who's a bit more tone-deaf.

EatsBabyDingos February 9, 2011 at 6:30 pm

RESIGNED!!!!WONKETTE TO BLAME——–

sorry for the caps.

nounverb911 February 9, 2011 at 6:34 pm

I thought it was all gawkers fault.

MistaEko February 9, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Sworn in Jan 3, 2011
Out by Feb 9, 2011

He's no William Henry Harrison, but in the Royal Rumble of Politics, he is one of the Santino Morellas.

Terry February 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm

He resigned within hours of this going public. Vittor and Craig are calling him a fool about now.

Flat_Earther February 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm

You missed John Ensign.

He hit the door so fast it makes you wonder what else might be coming.

Progressiveinga February 9, 2011 at 7:07 pm

And Sanford.

Flat_Earther February 9, 2011 at 6:39 pm

his was on his Wiki page at 3:30 PT on Feb. 9:

"Lee served from 2009 until he resigned on February 9, 2011, following a personal scandal involving racy photos that emerged on the Internet."

Fucking Wiki is good!

smellyal8tr February 9, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Well, it got all those national secrets and all…oh, you mean Wikipedia…

weejee February 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Well that's one down. We only need 24 more Cocktober surprises, with D-Rat takeaways in the the specials obvs, and Nancy P can pick-up the gavel.

guangho February 9, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Who is next? I'm guessing Runyan from Jersey or Fitzpatrick from PA.

lulzmonger February 9, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Resigned already?!?

Revelations of numerous previous ladies who were paid to peg him while wearing a Reagan mask in 4, 3, 2 …

imissopus February 9, 2011 at 7:13 pm

What? Quitting before he can talk about drunkenly wrestling with his male staff members? No interviews with Glenn Beck? No insinuations that he was chased out of office by senior members of his party angry at how he voted for something? Before an old Navy buddy comes forward with a story about the honorable Congressman once cornering him in the ward room to inspect his rising periscope, if you know what I mean? Pffffft. Way to cheat us all out of the schaudenfreude of a sex scandal, loser. At least stand at a podium and cry while your wife stands next to you and tries not to look like she wants to beat you to death with the microphone.

WIDTAP February 9, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Maureen O'Connor of Gawker – Congressman Killer. Fear the Maureen you evildoers of the Hill.

Come here a minute February 9, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Where was Christopher Lee's Gay Mexican Intern?

mrblifil February 9, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Believe me, if the cock shot were worth looking at, we'd be seeing it.

Worthly Wokette Skum February 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Lame. Where's the two wet-suits and dildo?

Monsieur_Grumpe February 9, 2011 at 7:28 pm

This guy should take some lessons from Vitter. He went down too easy. Maybe they're something really sleazy that has yet to be dug up like pirated cable or kitten porn. Wimp.

Flat_Earther February 9, 2011 at 8:48 pm

He was clearly looking for somebody that would go down easy…

Like you, my bet is that there is more to the story.

Rotundo_ February 9, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Some stupid burns slowly and glows a warm red to yellow hue, but some burns out in a white hot incandescent flash that lights the world in a stark, powerful white light that casts harsh shadows on the ground behind us. Chris Lee, today a blinding white flash of stupid on an otherwise dim normal day. Vaya con Derp.

neiltheblaze February 9, 2011 at 7:59 pm

I wonder if this guy is actually – you know – embarrassed. Could it be he actually knows some shame? I know – that's crazy – he's a Republican – ha ha ha ha – silly me what was I thinking…..

UW8316154 February 9, 2011 at 9:06 pm

39 years old? That's a stretch. He *looks* 54.

Negropolis February 10, 2011 at 3:07 am

I was thinking the same thing. The guy is wrecked from the neck up.

ttommyunger February 9, 2011 at 10:25 pm

I'm just glad I got all (?) my pussy the old fashioned way, running my traps, going for hours and hours, scratch bite and claw, knocking down trees, bushes and flowers. I'm a romantic.

ShaveTheWhales February 9, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Is "knocking down trees, bushes and flowers" the equivalent of "eats, roots, and leaves" in some other more-or-less-English-speaking culture?

a_pink_poodle February 9, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Woah woah woah let me get this straight; A Republican politician seeking to get into an adulterous affair with an OVER 18 YEAR OLD MEMBER OF THE OPPOSITE SEX?

Pull the other one, Wonkette! I don't believe in mythical creatures!

marinmaven February 10, 2011 at 12:34 am

No. Must.Be.Robert.Reich. Sorry.
Not that Keynesian economics is not a turn on. It is his voice, the way he says things, and he is handsome. The fact that he is REALLY short makes me warm and smug how open minded I am.
Then there is my fetish for freshly sharpened pencils…

prommie February 9, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Have you been feeling down lately? Is that why you are trying to cheer yourself up with these jokes? I might be able to help, if you have been feeling depressed. There's a self-help quizz you can take. . . .

PsycWench February 9, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Ha! I thought maybe I'd offended a fellow Wonketteer! Should have known I'd have had to try a lot harder than that.

Barbara_i February 9, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Confusion has set in. Is V a lady cat or a Tom cat? Innie or an outtie? I've been here for like, 22 weeks now and I've never noticed which bathroom you enter.

V572625694 February 9, 2011 at 10:35 pm

The puss was a devil-boy from the shelter, lost in a divorce. In that pic he was attacking a bouquet. As for me, I have a thing for the amazing eyes of that bi-curious 13 chick on “House, MD.”

ShaveTheWhales February 9, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Oh, man, she's totes taking over that show.

Barbara_i February 10, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Two words, Christina Hendricks.

guangho February 9, 2011 at 11:48 pm

For the life of me, I can not remember what made us think that we were wise and we'd never compromise.

V572625694 February 10, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Ha ha! But she scares me a bit. Those iron-clad bras remind me of the elementary-school teachers of my wasted youth.

BarryOPotter February 10, 2011 at 5:21 pm

The 16th? Yeah, this isn't gonna work. I'm more of a quite 7th kinda doode, but that 121'? Hmm…..

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