LOVE IS ALL AROUND  1:56 pm March 15, 2012

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

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

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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Callyson March 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm

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…

OneDollarJuana March 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Sure his name isn't Phil McKracken?

WiscDad March 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Where??? In the backroom of a brothel?

actor212 March 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Wouldn't that be the most likely place to run into a fellow elected official?

Callyson March 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm

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

memzilla March 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Isn't being an "insider" what got him into trouble in the first place?

Extemporanus March 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm

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.]

Negropolis March 16, 2012 at 2:59 am

I've always been meaning to ask you, but what's with the lack of double spacing?

Callyson March 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm

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…)

mavenmaven March 15, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Wow, this is different, a republican sex scandal involving a woman!

Callyson March 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Now we know why this guy was fired.

Terry March 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

…and she is of legal age.

YouBetcha March 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm

To be fair, both diapers and anal probes were involved.

littlebigdaddy March 15, 2012 at 2:23 pm

You mean a slut.

Tundra Grifter March 15, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I saw a photo of Amy Koch and, WADR, I'm not so sure you are correct about that.

SolitaireRose March 15, 2012 at 5:06 pm

It's like we have entered BIZZARRO WORLD!!!l

DaRooster March 15, 2012 at 2:02 pm

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

actor212 March 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Now THAT'S change I can believe in!

memzilla March 15, 2012 at 2:03 pm

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

Bring on the stained blue dresses! For freedom!

chicken_thief March 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm

If he also has proof that they practiced safe sex it will be case closed!

Ducksworthy March 15, 2012 at 2:03 pm

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

tbogg March 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm

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

poncho_pilot March 15, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Punch Rockgroin.

LettucePrey March 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Save it for marriage, kids. Or at least until you become a legislative assistant.

wolvenwood13 March 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm

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

Boojum_Reborn March 15, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Jessica?

prommie March 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Hooray, a vagina-related story! Vaginas, now thats something I could get into!

Biel_ze_Bubba March 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Even on Wonkette, I guess the buttsechs is just so 2011.

prommie March 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I remember the great assfucking blizzard of ought-six. . . . .

actor212 March 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm

No one believes you. 30 inches my ass!

Biel_ze_Bubba March 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm

When you're young, it just seems more impressive.

doloras March 15, 2012 at 7:26 pm

30 inches *in* your ass? I doubt it.

James Michael Curley March 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm

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

chicken_thief March 15, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Penetrating observation, prommie!!!

Negropolis March 16, 2012 at 3:01 am

I could to, though, it's usually a tight fit…

freakishlywrong March 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Gross.

MissTaken March 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

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?

Crank_Tango March 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

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

actor212 March 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

File nails?

Fare la Volpe March 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Gab with the gals?

chicken_thief March 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm

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.

actor212 March 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm

"Basil! Make me a sandwich!"

You're right. Gloria does it much better and with less mess.

Doktor StrangeZoom March 15, 2012 at 2:38 pm

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

–R. Limbaugh

SorosBot March 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Because the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made them.

FROTHY March 16, 2012 at 12:55 am

Hell, I KNEW it wasn't for their brains or nuthin'.

Slim_Pickins March 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

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

Lascauxcaveman March 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

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.

Negropolis March 16, 2012 at 3:03 am

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.

Baconzgood March 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I hope that they employ the PIX or it didn't happen defense.

Biel_ze_Bubba March 15, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Looking at the pair of them, I think we're much better off without the pix.

Tundra Grifter March 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm

BzB:

I'm with you on this one. Bzg had better be very careful what he wishes for!

Blueb4sunrise March 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

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

Boojum_Reborn March 15, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Also on top, too.

Texpunk March 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

:heh-heh: clams.

doloras March 15, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Where I come from, "clams" is slang for Scientologists.

Crank_Tango March 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Bearded clams or GTFO.

proudgrampa March 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Now THAT was funny. Crank, I love you.

EatsBabyDingos March 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Who can turn the world on with her smile? Minnie Soda can! If she were elected.

ManchuCandidate March 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Feeling (up) Minnesota, Looking Extortionist.

Lit Happens March 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Half a million clams? Where would he find the time?

GuyClinch March 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm

He already got half a million crabs from her, so why not go for broke?

MadBrahms March 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Aw, shucks. (rimshot)

SkinnyNerd March 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm

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.

SmutBoffin March 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Brace yourselves, a flood of Twitter dong-pics is coming.

memzilla March 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

What's the Minnesota equivalent of "Ham Biscuits?"

sarah_connor March 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm

umm, covered hot dish?

Doktor StrangeZoom March 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Pork lefse?

Nahh, that's what Broadknob shoulda done instead….

ManchuCandidate March 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Ludifisk?

Doktor StrangeZoom March 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Lewd-efisk

Toomush_Infer March 15, 2012 at 2:38 pm

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

James Michael Curley March 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Julekake and creamed herring.

Biff March 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm

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!

actor212 March 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

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!

philpjfry March 15, 2012 at 2:12 pm

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

SorosBot March 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Brodkorb is such a Koch licker.

MMathS March 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm

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

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

WiscDad March 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm

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”

Toomush_Infer March 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm

"I didn't want Minnesota to suffer a lame duck fucker"….Fixed….

YouBetcha March 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm

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….

WiscDad March 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Perhaps it was one of the female staffers…wink wink

actor212 March 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Her boytoy's name is Broadknob?

That explains everything!

Doktor StrangeZoom March 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm

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

actor212 March 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm

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.

Maman March 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Hope they name the legislators and not just the staff ass

actor212 March 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I think the whole point is to pressure a settlement to NOT name names.

Chichikovovich March 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

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.

Doktor StrangeZoom March 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

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.

actor212 March 15, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Wonkette, brought to you by Benicar 4/250

littlebigdaddy March 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Needz more tranny porn and pink dildoes.

Lucidamente1 March 15, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Sooner or later investigators will uncover the smoking transvaginal probe.

tihond March 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm

At least they'll have the success of the Vikings to distract them from this.

HippieEsq March 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm

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.

gullywompr March 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Give her a few months, us commenters will get to her eventually.

Baconzgood March 15, 2012 at 2:34 pm

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.

Guppy March 15, 2012 at 2:51 pm

You just can't have a Wonkette without the -ette.

Allmighty_Manos March 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm

My workplace is really boring.

SorosBot March 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm

While that workplace is really boning.

hagajim March 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Minnesota Legislature on the same party boat as Dante Culpepper and the Vikings?

neiltheblaze March 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm

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

Negropolis March 16, 2012 at 3:08 am

And train-running and tailpipe decrhoming.

Slim_Pickins March 15, 2012 at 2:38 pm

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

An_Outhouse March 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Two public servants getting paid by the tax payer to have sex. We get video, right?

YouBetcha March 15, 2012 at 2:40 pm
comrad_darkness March 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Gah?

Toomush_Infer March 15, 2012 at 2:40 pm

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….

mermera March 15, 2012 at 2:43 pm

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.

bauserdotcom March 15, 2012 at 2:47 pm

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!

ttommyunger March 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Does anyone with a life really care who these assholes are fucking and why?

mermera March 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm

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

Guppy March 15, 2012 at 2:53 pm

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

This man is an American hero.

Tundra Grifter March 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Can we cut to the chase? Who paid for Brodkorb's birth control?

gurukalehuru March 15, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Does he have a broad korb?

proudgrampa March 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Mmmmm. Minnesota. Isn't that where Bachmann is from? I see a pattern here.

comrad_darkness March 15, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Santa may be late, but at least he arrived with a bag full of goodies.

comrad_darkness March 15, 2012 at 3:54 pm

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

unclejeems March 15, 2012 at 7:10 pm

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.

C_R_Eature March 15, 2012 at 7:24 pm

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.

Boojum_Reborn March 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm

If they're over head, they're doing it rong,

Monsieur_Grumpe March 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Come on Brodkorb, take it like a man…. Amy did.

The_Trainman March 15, 2012 at 11:25 pm

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.

Negropolis March 16, 2012 at 2:57 am

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

Brodkorb. What a total slut.

prommie March 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm

When I was young, it was so rare

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