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Sexy Craigslist Congressman Chris Lee (R-Casual Encounters) Resigns

Not so fast!Weirdo Republican House Rep. Chris Lee of New York’s 26th District was actually trying to hook up with ladies on the Internet, which is so not the way the GOP rolls, so he has already resigned in shame, the end. Honestly, that’s the end to this dumb, quick, embarrassing story. He really can spend more time with his family now, if they still want him around. Maybe they do. Maybe they are forgiving. We should all be forgiving, now and then. Good-bye, Congressman Chris Lee and your teen-aged boy self-shot posted all over the Internet forever. [Washington Post/MSNBC]

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  1. angryclownspawn

    If only he had taken more of a widestance his colleagues would have been much more supportive, if you know what I mean.

    1. Sophist [APPLESAUCE]

      Not enough kink. If you're going to stay with The Family, you need to pull your own weight, bacchanalia wise.

      1. Lascauxcaveman

        Yep, he obviously wanted a slot in The Family. Poor schmuck is doomed spending more time with HIS family.

    2. DustBowlBlues

      He couldn't at least get one of Spooky Doktor Tom Coburn's (R- Eschatologyhoma) trademarked male pelvic exams? He's an OB/GYN, so when he claimed he couldn't discuss what transpired between him and John Ensign because of doctor/patient confidentiality, I assumed that's what he'd done.

    1. Lascauxcaveman

      Gawker redesign hint: If you click on the icon to the left of the little house icon (very top of page) you can make Gawker fairly readable again. Puts it into "Classic Blog Format" or somesuch.

  2. CZL

    David Vitter heard to say, "if only he'd supported traditional values like paying a hooker to change your poopy diapers, he could have joined our Republican sanctity of marriage coalition."

    Ted Haggard said, "With pecs like those, I could score some meth and jerk him for hours."

    1. SaintRond

      Vitter apologized profusely… Or maybe "copiously" would be a better term. In any case, he stated publicly that he made a "terrible mistake," and from now on I assume he is only going to take shits on his wife, as God intended.

    2. simplycookingnonna


  3. SmutBoffin

    Damn. He wasn't in my "Disgraceful Resignation Pool" picks. I thought I had the shit locked down with my choice of Charlie Rangel, but it didn't pan out. I've still got Steve King in there for some 'racist tirade' action, but people generally don't resign over that.

    1. DustBowlBlues

      "but people generally don't resign over that."

      Mores the pity. The racist rant is actually a plus for Republicans.

    2. Lascauxcaveman

      You should know Rangel has no shame. I can't even imagine what he'd have to get caught doing before he resigned. He could get un-elected, of course, but it'd take a whopper. Nothing like simple (attempted) adultery.

      1. Chet Kincaid

        If Rangel didn't exist, John Stewart would have to invent him. Because he is the one black man he can credibly imitate. And who doesn't love how Rangel masticates a New York accent?

        1. Negropolis

          Not just any old New York accent, but a Jewish one. Honest-to-goodness, I thought the guy was black Jew up until relatively recently.

          BTW, he totally does the slicked backed lion's mane of hair better than Al Sharpton. In Detroit, we have another slicked backed lion's mane attached to an ancient African American (i.e. John Conyers), but it does not even begin to rival Rangel's in stature of volume.

  4. Blendergoathead

    Excuse me for a minute…


    Fuck that guy.

    1. DustBowlBlues

      I heard he's in a safe R district, so it's hard for me to get excited. The only surprise is that he resigned over a heterosexual no-no. Republithugs are always forgiving of those.

      1. AutomaticPilot

        Yeah, he will be replaced by a Republican – no doubt about it. His district is suburban Buffalo and Rochester, and includes a lot of people who thought Carl Paladino would have been an excellent governor.

      2. UW8316154

        …which leads me to believe there are other women out there with simillar emails from him – if he is to be believed (and certainly Mr. Single, 39-year-old's credibility is a little shaky at this point), he has had at least ONE other "date".

  5. Monsieur_Grumpe

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

    1. the_problem_child

      Jonathan Weisman just tweeted:
      "Back story on Chris Lee is gonna be juicy. Lots of reporters were chasing it this fall. None of us could break it."

      So, probably.

      1. DustBowlBlues

        [On knees, hands clasped, eyes tightly shut} Oh, please let it be him blowing Dixie Jew. Please, please, please.

          1. Lascauxcaveman

            Hmmph. If you didn't, you two could hardly consider yourselves Wonketteers in good standing. Chin up!

            We old-timers here are the institutional memory of this staid edifice; Library of Congress be damned.

      1. Zvi_Bleindmeis

        If I remember right, each synaptic relay in a brain sequence takes something on the order of 50-100 milliseconds. There are a million nanoseconds in a millisecond, which is even shorter than Congressman Lee apparently takes to resign his seat.

  6. LibrulEleet

    You can't really blame him. He represents Buffalo, for godsakes. What else is there to do in Buffalo in the wintertime besides watching the snow fall and having sexytime with multiple partners?

    1. Crank_Tango

      god knows that's what I did there growing up in the 90s. But why sexy up some chick in maryland when the bars don't close til 4, and there is plenty of horned up hammered talent out there? dumbass…

      1. DustBowlBlues

        What is it with Maryland? Every I look today, all I see is shit about Maryland. Ever since my daughter officially (she's working in Florida) moved there. BTW–My English friend calls it MARY land, which is a lot nicer than Mareland.

    2. simplycookingnonna

      Ackshoelee I RELLY dunnacare what he duz-thats his own bizzyness-you leave me alone and I'll do the same;) KarmaGecko always getsumm inna D-end!;)

  7. LionelHutzEsq

    What? That's It? Does his wife not own a leopard print dress? Is searching for consensual sex really that much worse than paying hookers?

      1. Lascauxcaveman

        The entirely legitimate (to my mind) concept of a discrete, competent mistress is lost on the prudish American public, somehow.

        Personal experience in my case, for example, has proven that age-old saw about mens' libidos going much father into advanced years than the woman's as my own wife, whom I find a still quite attractive woman at 45, seems to be anecdotal evidence in support of this theory. Yet when I delicately broach the subject with her of finding a substitute to perform the physical duties for which she seems to no longer have great enthusiasm, she warms to the subject of her original marital rights & responsibilities for a reasonable amount of time. And thus, complications of the sort the congressman in question has stumbled upon are avoided.

        But I would never dream of going behind her back; that's just plain dishonest.

        1. Chet Kincaid

          You said, "mens' libidos going much FATHER into advanced years". That is interesting! Why do you think you said that? You haven't mentioned your father before.

          Well, we're out of time! Next Tuesday at 4 pm, then?

          1. Lascauxcaveman

            Pretty straightforward, Mr Doctor Shrink. It's my libido that made me a father in the first place, isn't it? It may not be the last time either. I'm only 50; I'm not dead.

        2. Negropolis

          Bwhahaha! You are so horrible in the best way. I'm sure somewhere in Sweden this is considered a kind or rape.

  8. DoktorZoom

    Oh, wow, shocking, what's the world coming to, blah blah blah.

    Now, let's get back to the far more pressing issue of whether Obama's a Mahometan.

    EDIT: He is, of course.

  9. Cicada

    This isn't over until we get the tearful apology speech with the dutiful wife standing by wearing a single strand of pearls.

    1. simplycookingnonna

      don't forget the necessary preacher too;)BWAHHHH-4Give me fodder 4 IHAVE sinned (duzzit count chocula even its widda U?;)

  10. SheriffRoscoe

    Did the gays win the right to get gay-married in NY yet, which would explain why the Honorable Congressman's opposite-marriage crumbled into a steaming pile of midlife crisis bared-torso flex photo sex trolling emails?

    1. gef05

      "steaming pile of midlife crisis bared-torso flex photo sex trolling emails"

      Your mellifluous stream of sibilant words incandesces with the beauty of their waxing sussuration.


    2. DustBowlBlues

      I salute you, sheriff, on the dazzling array of adverbs and adjectives not to mention new, creative nouns you worked into one sentence.

  11. weejee

    Lee's exit was quicker than a barrel over Niagara Falls. Maybe if the Tonawanda Tornado kept his barrel on he wouldn't have crashed so badly on the rocks below.

    1. DustBowlBlues

      Newt stands up and proudly owns him dickwadtitude even while he flays Democrats for far less. Newt may be an ugly, mean spirited, cowardly little shit, but you've got to stand in awe of his personal Tower of Hypocrisy.

  12. Texan_Bulldog

    Well, at least this dude is pretty easy on the eyes ala Scott Brown. Now if it were Newt or McConnell or Huckabee with their shirt off….gah–the series of tubes (RIP Ted Stevens) would never recover from that graphic.

  13. jim89048

    When will Elton John re-write Candle in the Wind for this guy? He wasn't even there long enough to secure a sweet lobbying gig.

  14. KathrynSane

    I know it's bad to revel in other people's misery, but I have to admit that the existence of yet another Republican sex scandal brings unbounded joy into my heart.

  15. fuflans

    i will say this for the new republican congress: they didn't wait long for the inappropriate sexual conduct.

    it's good to know the adults are back in charge.

  16. metamarcisf

    Hey, folks. How come when I use the search function at Breitbart and type in "Republican Christopher Lee dating scandal", all I get is a reference to King Charles the first?

          1. Crank_Tango

            Robert Wagnerian? As in getNatalie Wood drunk on the dildo boat and push her overboard? Eeeeexcellent!

    1. Radiotherapy

      Srsly, met, this was the lamest scandal ever. We didn't even get a chance to hear the predictable responses: It was a liberal set-up, what about Rangel and Rostenkowski?, the oldest Alinsky trick in the book, he's "curable", etc.

  17. PsycWench

    Lee apparently described himself to the woman he contacted (using his real name!!) as "a fit, fun classy guy". This confirms my belief about the paradoxical use of the word "classy".

  18. fuflans

    also: i heard somebody on the floor today demanding "jobs, jobs, jobs!! where are the jobs mr. speaker?!?! the republicans have been in office for four weeks and we've had nothing about jobs!!!!"

    i wasn't sure if it was a duly elected rep or a wonkette commenter…

    or both.

  19. PsycWench

    Off topic, but Sarah Palin gave her opinion (!! on groups boycotting CPAC for letting a gay Republican group participate, and the word salad problem has not resolved:

    "It's like you being on a panel, shoot, with a bunch of the liberal folks whom you have been on and you provide good information and balance, and you allow for healthy debate, which is needed in order for people to gather information and make up their own minds about issues."

    1. glamourdammerung

      Someone needs to tell her (and our little Breitard) that "debate" does not mean "scream a bunch of easily verifiable falsehoods and then cry about being a victim when the falsehoods are debunked".

      1. gef05

        Your librul "comment" just spontaneously aborted 300 fetuses.

        Christian fetuses. Wrapped in American flags.

    2. keepem_sikanpor

      Headache inducing word salad. Maybe she's still pissed at Santorum for getting frothy with her.
      And gays are as bad as liberals.
      $arah, you are a miserable cunt.

    3. DustBowlBlues

      Wait. I thought she was boycotting it, And Huckabee was. Also. I've got to quit getting all my news from the Xian Science Monitor. They seem to think that whole Egypt thing is still front page news when everyone knows that is so five minutes ago.

      Wasn't that what the whole Santorum dustup was? Then again, maybe it's just that I can't figure out what the hell this woman is talking about.

    4. ShaveTheWhales

      Sadly, I don't think she regards it as a problem. It's more like a verbal Rorschach, where she knows that her target audience's neurons will reliably fire in response to some of the words in the salad; therefore, win.

    1. Radiotherapy

      You are so right, a "meth" problem is difficult to treat…..wait, what, oh, you're talking about the buttsecks…

  20. mourningnmerica

    That guy in the picture is not a Republican House member, it's Sam Rockwell. And, jeez, what a puss, the guys resigns for THAT? Christ, Vitter got reelected in a breeze after wearing diapers with hookers. The other guy was trying to suck dick in the Minneapolis airport. I'm bitter. We are denied having this guy in American public life, and no press conference with the wife. What is the world coming to?

  21. twaingirl

    totally gonna turn this into a pop quiz in class tomorrow. extra credit: where is the only acceptable place to post a sex ad? answer: ????

  22. ttommyunger

    Meanwhile, in our Nation's Capital, married, admitted adulterer, power abusing bag man John Ensign is holding a fund raiser for his upcoming reelection campaign; and in N. O., sitting married Senator John Vitter is still paying hookers to change his diapers. What is wrong with this picture?

    1. undeterredbyreality

      Rachel Maddow just made this very point. How come I never see ttommyunger and Rachel in the same place at the same time? Do you suppose….?

      1. ttommyunger

        You would never see either of us at all if that were the case, I'd mirror all the walls and stay home playing with myself all day. Which, come to think of it, is about all I do anyway…Gay or no, I think she is hot.

  23. Gay Mexican Intern

    Fun. This guy, despite being on the wrong side of the aisle, was one of the biggest friends of the Delphi Automotive salaried workers trying to get their pensions back after getting pretty shitty treatment from Geithner and his cronies (those folks getting the shaft included family members of mine). I don't think anything was ever going to realistically happen there, at least not legislatively, but still…kinda shitty.

    And yeah, I see ttommmyunger's comment up there. There's far more deserving douches for this sort of thing. Not that what this guy did wasn't douchey, though.

  24. Weenus299

    I'm just getting around to this. I'm too busy to read through here. 1. Who the fuck is he, 2. any relation to Bruce, and 3. I wish I looked like that.

    1. Bonzos_Bed_Time

      On the plus side, chances are you can reply to personals on CL and not lose your job. Your marriage, that's a different story.

  25. DustBowlBlues

    OT and risky, given the fact the editor in chief himself did this one, but many of the wonkeratti are smart and well-educated so while we're talking about the original 13 states (that's a stretch, but still . . . ) can anyone recommend a marginally recent, good critical biography of James Madison? I just don't understand the guy. Father of the Constitution/Jefferson's lackey? (Based on four J. Ellis books, JA by McCullough and Beeman's Plain, Honest Men).

    I'd like to see the classy lobbyist wannabe drive toward the setting sun with truck nutz dangling behind him. Also. [applause] and, I would remind him, it's all about the jobs.

      1. DustBowlBlues

        Thank you, kind sir. I shall review the recommended folio whilst I peruse the other offerings from the gentlemen, Mr. Barnes and Mr. Noble.

        Pray, go on with your your day and I hope it is a fine one.

        I remain your humble servant, DustBowlBlues.

    1. simplycookingnonna

      U can't underatnd him unless you research evrything-remember historeer books always written bythe victor-if u don't have the time fordat what doduzzit it matter to now??;)

  26. slithytoves

    I call foul. How does this "rise" to a case of resignation? And plus, where are my fucking updates from his House site? Republicans fail completely. Can't even be human. Fuckers.

  27. undeterredbyreality

    It's a shame that you can only identify the good ones after they resign in disgrace with their tail between their legs. Ohh, Vitter, why couldn't you have been one of the good ones?

  28. Extemporanus™

    This "news" has no doubt been noted elsewhere by now, but rosy "Palmetto State" governor Nikki "Bollywood Angie Harmon" Haley—who previously promised to resign should proof of illicit sexytime come to light—has been smeared in the face (again!) by her ex-campaign manager-cum-bukakke-blogger's gross "tome of love":

    "We never took our clothes off that first night, but the physical relationship between us progressed much faster than I expected. After sliding the front seats of her SUV as far back as they would go, Nikki climbed on top of me – rubbing her crotch back and forth over the growing bulge in my pants while I groped her ass and ran my hands through her hair and up and down her back."

    1. GregComlish

      "rubbing her crotch back and forth over the growing bulge…"


      Maybe the testimony is true, but the writing style has some suspicious hallmarks of amateur erotica. Are you sure this isn't fanfiction from the forums on TeamSarah?

      1. user-of-owls

        Some people say this joke blog is dumb poop written for retards. Vote in our user poll and tell us what you think!

    2. Negropolis

      fap, fap, fap, fap…so hot, right now.

      John Mayer’s “Slow Dancing In a Burning Room” played on her CD changer.

      Aww, shit. Boner deceased.


      Nikki and I kissed even harder and heavier than we had before (away from the lights of the Vista, we weren’t worried about people seeing us here), and at one point I slid my hands under her turtleneck and felt her breasts over the black bra she was wearing.

      Awww, getting hot, again.

      It was intense. In fact it was one of the most passionate “eighth-grade make out sessions” I’ve ever experienced in my life.

      Fuck it; I'm done with this shit. Had to go ruin it with going all "8th-grade make-out session" on us, eh?

        1. Crank_Tango

          i was just thinking the same thing. then i was wondering how many 8th grader s this dude makes out with.

          1. Lascauxcaveman

            GIVE THE KID A BREAK! Some of the best make out sessions I ever had were with 8th graders. When I was in 7th grade, that is.

    3. Dimitrios_M

      " … I groped her ass and ran my hands through her hair and up and down her back."

      Wait! WAIT!!! She's got hair on her ass?

      That wins the fool's gold-plated Truck Nutz!

  29. Blendergoathead

    Fuck, does this mean we have to have a special election to replace him? Can't the NYGov assign a replacement? Does NY even HAVE a governor anymore? I thought they all were in prison or wandered off into the wilderness.

    1. user-of-owls

      Well. when Paterson was Gov, wandering off blindly into the wilderness was considerably more likely than in other administrations. Actually, has anyone seen the guy lately? I mean besides on milk cartons?

  30. PresBeeblebrox

    Needs moar pederasty. Srsly, this is the most boring Congressional sex scandal evar. No diapers, hookers, pages, IM chats, gay prostitution, blow &/or meth, glory holes, or airport bathrooms.

    "What do you think about that?" — Sen. Larry Craig (R-Wide Stance)

    1. Negropolis

      Don't worry. I'm sure a tranvestite prostitute will pop up somewhere in all of this. Admittedly, this was not his first rodeo, and only so many of the "women" you met on these intertubes are full-fledged women in the traditional sense.

  31. Beowoof

    I live about 5 blocks from his district, it is just full of right wing shit heads and ass hats. And all I can to them is fuck you.

    And I am sure all of Buffalo says Chris, Fuck you very much.

      1. Beowoof

        The proximity to this guys district and his mind numbing constituents is a burden and believe me, 5 blocks is too close, 4 blocks could make me suicidal.

  32. aguacatero

    Congressman Lee should never have borrowed his tail-chasing scheme from Jerry Lundegard, William H. Macy's character from Fargo.

  33. zappadoo76

    The guy had to resign over this? In Europe this would be nothing. Even if the guy were a conservative Christian Democrat. In America we get all huffy about stuff like this while pushing sex in the movies and on TV all the time.

    Did you ever think there was something wrong with us as a people?

    1. TheMightyHaltor

      I agree. Which is why I wouldn't be surprised if this is just the tip of the sex iceberg for this guy. The odds that he just started trolling the internets for some strange in the last month is unlikely. He's bailing before anyone can dig any deeper.

      1. zappadoo76

        This could be. But consider Eliot Spitzer, who had to resign from the Governorship of NY because he did a little whoring. Now he's a teevee pundit. It's the contradiction that bothers me.

    2. ShaveTheWhales

      Well, despite the fact that I don't think extra-marital hanky-panky should be a big deal for politicians (or anybody), it's still true that this story is just amazingly stupid.

      Trolling Craigslist, posing as a fucking LOBBYIST? Fuck me. I think that even in Europe, there might be some negative response to such a dose of stupid.

    3. Negropolis

      Maybe you're not bothered by rank hypocrisy, but many others are. You can fuck a bevy of escorts in the back of a club, if you'd like, but don't go telling everyone else they are evil for screwing outside of marriage.

        1. Negropolis

          Unless you're a congressman, rapper/rocker, or football player, I'm not going to lie to you; it' going to be pretty difficult to arrange.

    1. ShaveTheWhales

      Nah, this means nothing to Silvio. He gets his teen pussy the old-fashioned way — he's a billionaire.

  34. Candle_Jack

    He had to resign once the Capitol Hill Police saw the massive guns he was smuggling into the chamber.

  35. mourningnmerica

    This guy is freakin' Nostradamus. He actually saw into the future when he told the Craigslist ho that he was a divorced lobbyist. Or maybe he just figured that it would be true by the time she responded. But with this kind of predictive ability, shouldn't we put him in charge of the Fed?

    1. horsedreamer_1

      In the year 2000, a Republican Congressman will resign… for pursuing extramarital relations, with a woman.

      In the year 2000!

  36. Negropolis


    The internet is an abomination. It's turning grown-assed men into 15-year-olds. That pose is straight-out conspicuous, 21-Century myspace douchebaggery.

    I know it's him, but that head and face does not match the body. It's so strange and disturbing.

  37. Negropolis

    BTW, I think it's pretty clear that this has got to be the tip of the iceberg, from him. From his very own emails, he's done this before.

    It's really kind of ironic the woman that put out the original add attracted exactly what she said she didn't want to. Actually, maybe that's not ironic, at all. Maybe, that's just the internet; 'cause this guy ain't just a toad (look at that face), he's a toad-and-a-half.

    1. Bonzos_Bed_Time

      Was his Blackberry considered gov. property, and if so, can the logs be made public? If not, can someone hack it, password challenge is Wasilia High School

  38. DerrickWildcat

    Let this be a lesson for republican representatives. If you want to keep your job: Suck off random dudes in an airport or have Nuns rub shit loaded diapers in your face. Resigning for simply chatting up chicks on the internet wouldn't even get you a job on Fox. This guy just doesn't quite understand how to be a republican. Heh, he might as well be a Dem.

  39. DrunkIrishman

    I was once sexted by Congresswoman Virginia Foxx.

    Her shirtless photos were not nearly as pleasing as Lee's.

  40. carlgt1

    the more they lurch to the right, the more the teabaggers are exposed as sanctimonious hypocritical jerks…

  41. finallyhappy

    It was stated at a recent Smithsonian seminar that Prez James Buchanan was gay(the only interesting thing about that guy). I think he has to be retroactively impeached

  42. Oblios_Cap

    After playing Saruman and Dracula in the movies, I guess being a Congressman just wasn't exciting enough to keep him interested.

  43. Hipple, Rev. Paul T.

    We might have asked him to stay had his picture shown any evidence of BDSM proclivities, or an inclination towards any number of unusual paraphilias. However, as the picture clearly shows, is mainstream sexual appetites are not consistent with those of the republican congressional caucus. Our reputation is cultivated carefully. He just isn't a good fit for us.

  44. Anthr_DCLwyr3d

    We shouldn't let this story die too quickly. First of all, where is he taking that photo? That doesn't look like a home bathroom…it looks like the men's room at some conference center hotel…was he sneaking in some shots during CPAC coffee breaks at the Shoreham? Probably not, but let's start a rumor anyway.

  45. thefrontpage

    Chris Lee resigned to form a new lobbying group in D.C., Massa Foley Lee and Craig. They already have 535 clients on Capitol Hill.

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