Minnesota Nice: Entire GOP Leadership Doomed Maybe, Because Sex Stuff

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Who can turn the world on with her smile?When Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch resigned superfast last December, she tried to pull the Sarah Palin Special “I didn’t want Minnesota to suffer a lame duck leader” total tripe and utter nonsense. Hey it was worth a shot! She was rather cut off in the knees on that, though, when the new majority leader immediately held a press conference and went on record as saying no, actually, it was totally because she’s a slut. Now the presumed object of her affection, Michael Brodkorb — a staffer who was fired at the same time (the married) Koch resigned — is making the whole leadership plotz with, get this, a sex discrimination lawsuit. Ladies who were boned by their freaky old legislative bosses were not fired, he claims, but men who boned their hot-to-trot legislators, were! Oh lucky Minnesota press corps, what fun you are having you betcha also too.

Yesterday, attorneys representing former Senate employee Michael Brodkorb filed a notice of claim against the state of Minnesota, a precursor to a possible lawsuit against the state for improper termination. Today, it emerged that Brodkorb’s legal strategy will be to argue that some of his female colleagues who have also bonked superiors kept their job.

The Star Tribune reports that “Brodkorb’s legal team is prepared to dig deep into the romantic lives of legislators and staffers.”

From Mr. Brodkorb’s lawyers:

Mr. Brodkorb has evidence that similarly situated female legislative employees, from both political parties, were not terminated from their employment positions despite intimate relationships with male legislators. It is clear that Mr. Brodkorb was terminated based on his gender…

He intends to depose all of the female legislative staff employees who participated in intimate relationships, as well as the legislators who were party to those intimate relationships, in support of his claims of gender discrimination.

Brodkorb is suing for upwards of half a million clams.

[CityPages]

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122 comments

  1. Callyson

    His attorney, Phil Villaume, said that those depositions would be done in private to protect the identity of those involved.
    Yeah, that'll turn out well…

  2. Callyson

    Long a GOP insider, Brodkorb made his mark in politics by digging up sometimes unflattering information on rivals, usually Democrats.
    Karma's a bitch!

      1. Extemporanus

        There's a small, old school grocery store chain in western Wisconsin named Dick's.

        Their frequent shopper savings card used to be obliviously called the Insider.

        True story!

        [ADDING: Apologies for the edits & broken link. My Wonkette's commenting process is even more dispiritingly shitty today than usual -- interminable page loads, mid-comment time outs, stalled "Saves", etc. -- and is making me really begin to doubt my commitment to Sparkle Motion.]

      1. Callyson

        These days, my excuse would be sheer rage due to the idiotic political scene. (I thought I *was* double – spacing…I guess a person really *can* go blind with rage…)

  3. DaRooster

    So finally the tables are turning-
    Guys that sleep around are (fired) sluts and gals that do it (a bunch) are studs…

  4. memzilla

    "Mr. Brodkorb has evidence that… female legislative employees… [had] intimate relationships with male legislators…"

    Bring on the stained blue dresses! For freedom!

  5. Ducksworthy

    So Brodkorb is about to out his fellow GOP sluts? He could have a brilliant new career here.

  6. tbogg

    It's too bad his last name wasn't Broadknob, because that would be awesome in a porny kind of way. Oooo!; Dick Broadknob

    1. wolvenwood13

      Not to change the subject, but with a handle like yours, LettucePrey – are you with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence? Just wondering.

      1. James Michael Curley

        And 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010
        Shit, I've gotta get a life.

  7. MissTaken

    some of his female colleagues who have also bonked superiors kept their job.

    Duh! Why do you think they allow women in the workplace to begin with?

    1. Crank_Tango

      Because sheep can't cook? Or type, or whatever it is the ladies do in the workplace…

      1. chicken_thief

        Well, it is easy enough to train a sheep to stay under your desk and nibble the crotch – or so I've heard- but it is easier to train a woman to fetch my coffee.

    2. Doktor StrangeZoom

      Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.

      –R. Limbaugh

  8. Slim_Pickins

    Dear lord, please extend this investigation to the Minnesota Congressional delegation. Amen

  9. Lascauxcaveman

    I'm with Brodkorb on this. No underling, male or female or indifferent, should be fired for boinking their bosses in the office. (Hell, half of them should get a medal. )

    It's the bosses who should be subject to termination.

    1. Negropolis

      True, though, I'd be lying if I didn't say that I don't have as much sympathy working for people trying to deny so many different groups of people rights. There is no honor amongst scoundrels.

  10. Blueb4sunrise

    ….similarly situated female legislative employees.
    not sure what they mean with that…..

  11. SkinnyNerd

    Now I see why our politicians are so ugh. Politics in this country is just a really bad soap opera, and the only people willing to tune in are turned on by this crap.

    1. Toomush_Infer

      Mashed potatoes and gravy….really thick gravy….mmmmm…..maybe a turkey commercial sandwich….

  12. Biff

    What an ingrate, this guy! In MY day, when a woman superior deigned to boink us, we kept our goddamned mouths shut, and we LIKED it!

    1. actor212

      Really! Why, I remember being caught by her husband AND a photographer once, but you didn't see me running to the courts to file suit!

      No, siree! I put my arm around her and slut-walked her to her limo, boy howdy!

  13. philpjfry

    Mr. Brodkorb has evidence that similarly situated female legislative employees, from both political parties, were not terminated from their employment positions despite intimate relationships with male legislators.

    What kind of evidence? Pictures? Videos? How did he aquire said evidence? during work time? FIRE HIS ASS

  14. MMathS

    Rebecca, dahling! Thank you for bringing Yiddish back to teh wonket.

    If French is language of love, Yiddish is the language of snark.

  15. WiscDad

    What she said – “I didn’t want Minnesota to suffer a lame duck leader”
    What she meant “I didn’t want Minnesota to suffer a lame fuck leader”

  16. YouBetcha

    I know she is in U.S. Congress and not state government in Minnesota, but I am dying to know who Bachmann was mounting. Because you just know….

  17. Doktor StrangeZoom

    Did he wave a gun around? Because "Brodkorbs and Boom-sticks" would be an awesome title for something.

  18. actor212

    Mr. Brodkorb has evidence that similarly situated female legislative employees, from both political parties, were not terminated from their employment positions despite intimate relationships with male legislators. It is clear that Mr. Brodkorb was terminated based on his gender…

    Because I'm sure those same male legislators resigned in humiliation, too.

  19. Chichikovovich

    The Republicans will be completely cool about this, I'm sure, because when Clinton was sued for sexual harassment and Ken Starr subpoenaed every woman who had ever been alone in a room with Clinton to testify under oath about sexual activities, the Republicans were just wildly enthusiastic about it.

  20. Doktor StrangeZoom

    Just a quick question for Our Editrix:

    Are you, like, getting kickbacks from the makers of hypertension medications? Because Wonkette is sending my blood pressure into new territory these last few days.

  21. HippieEsq

    I don't mean to speak ill of the Dead, but this Rebecca lady (or tranny) is a fu%^ing gem compared to Angry Ken Layne.

    1. Baconzgood

      I know she has yet to give us a story that makes me want to reach for my Lexapro. Not that I didn't enjoy Ken. He is a fine lad.

  22. neiltheblaze

    Aw, c'mon – boss humping is a fine American tradition. Like corn dogs and tractor pulls.

  23. Slim_Pickins

    Where's Barb? See hasn't commented in days. Has she been banned for conduct unbecoming of a Wonketteer?

  24. Toomush_Infer

    I like the "similarly situated female legislators" phrase….does he mean ass end up over a couch?…'cause that's the way I imagine him….

  25. mermera

    Hey, if the captain of a to-be-commissioned navy ship can be fired for resting in a deck chair and then get yanked off by a wave, I say go for it kid, you're just another spurned sperm doner. And the woman should pony up at least half of her retirement for the use of your hot-rod, and pay for your mental health rehab, beer and cigs too, plus at least thirty-six months of visits to a really hot sex therapist, who has a pierced tongue and snapper. Women in politics need to learn the value of battery operated tools vs cheap studs.

  26. bauserdotcom

    Wait! When did Republican men start believing in sex discrimination? I thought that was one of the crimes that sluts made up to hurt men!

    1. mermera

      Neal Gentry probably would have put that another way…but that's just the way I remember him.

  27. Guppy

    "Brodkorb’s legal team is prepared to dig deep into the romantic lives of legislators and staffers."

    This man is an American hero.

  28. comrad_darkness

    I, personally, don't care, until they try to tell me who to fuck and when. Then it really matters all of a sudden.

  29. unclejeems

    I don't speak German, but when I diddle with the German English translator online, the translation for Brodkorb keeps telling me his name means something like really smelly vaporous breadbasket. Puts a whole new spin on things.

  30. C_R_Eature

    I have a technical question: When these Office Boffers fill out their time sheets, do they use separate charge codes for Boffing, or is it all Overhead?
    I hope they're tracking the hours. For efficiency's sake.

  31. The_Trainman

    Since ancient times I have wondered who that lady is behind Mary Tyler-Moore. See her in the drab pink raincoat, scarf over her beauty parlor hair.

  32. Negropolis

    You see, guys; you see what happens? You see what happens when you "find a stranger in the Alps?"

    Brodkorb. What a total slut.

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