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

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

    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

      Sure his name isn't Phil McKracken?

    • WiscDad

      Where??? In the backroom of a brothel?

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

  • 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!

    • memzilla

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

      • 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.]

    • Negropolis

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

      • 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…)

  • mavenmaven

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

    • Callyson

      Now we know why this guy was fired.

    • Terry

      …and she is of legal age.

    • YouBetcha

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

    • littlebigdaddy

      You mean a slut.

    • Tundra Grifter

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

    • SolitaireRose

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

  • DaRooster

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

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Now THAT'S change I can believe in!

  • memzilla

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

    Bring on the stained blue dresses! For freedom!

    • chicken_thief

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

  • Ducksworthy

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

  • 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

    • poncho_pilot

      Punch Rockgroin.

  • LettucePrey

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

    • wolvenwood13

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

    • Boojum_Reborn

      Jessica?

  • prommie

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

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

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

      • prommie

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

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

          No one believes you. 30 inches my ass!

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

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

          • prommie

            When I was young, it was so rare

          • doloras

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

      • James Michael Curley

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

    • chicken_thief

      Penetrating observation, prommie!!!

    • Negropolis

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

  • freakishlywrong

    Gross.

  • 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?

    • Crank_Tango

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

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        File nails?

        • Fare la Volpe

          Gab with the gals?

      • 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.

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

          "Basil! Make me a sandwich!"

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

    • Doktor StrangeZoom

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

      –R. Limbaugh

    • SorosBot

      Because the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made them.

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com FROTHY

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

  • Slim_Pickins

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

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • Baconzgood

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

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

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

      • Tundra Grifter

        BzB:

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

  • Blueb4sunrise

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

    • Boojum_Reborn

      Also on top, too.

  • Texpunk

    :heh-heh: clams.

    • doloras

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

  • Crank_Tango

    Bearded clams or GTFO.

    • proudgrampa

      Now THAT was funny. Crank, I love you.

  • EatsBabyDingos

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

  • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

    Feeling (up) Minnesota, Looking Extortionist.

  • http://www.lithappens.com/blog/ Lit Happens

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

    • http://guyclinch.blogspot.com GuyClinch

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

    • MadBrahms

      Aw, shucks. (rimshot)

  • 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.

  • SmutBoffin

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

  • memzilla

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

    • sarah_connor

      umm, covered hot dish?

    • Doktor StrangeZoom

      Pork lefse?

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

    • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

      Ludifisk?

      • Doktor StrangeZoom

        Lewd-efisk

    • Toomush_Infer

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

    • James Michael Curley

      Julekake and creamed herring.

  • 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!

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ 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!

  • 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

  • SorosBot

    Brodkorb is such a Koch licker.

  • MMathS

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

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

  • 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”

    • Toomush_Infer

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

  • 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….

    • WiscDad

      Perhaps it was one of the female staffers…wink wink

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Her boytoy's name is Broadknob?

    That explains everything!

  • Doktor StrangeZoom

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

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ 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.

  • http://www.vinoverve.com Maman

    Hope they name the legislators and not just the staff ass

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Wonkette, brought to you by Benicar 4/250

  • littlebigdaddy

    Needz more tranny porn and pink dildoes.

  • Lucidamente1

    Sooner or later investigators will uncover the smoking transvaginal probe.

  • tihond

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

  • 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.

    • gullywompr

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

    • 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.

    • Guppy

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

  • Allmighty_Manos

    My workplace is really boring.

    • SorosBot

      While that workplace is really boning.

  • hagajim

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

  • neiltheblaze

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

    • Negropolis

      And train-running and tailpipe decrhoming.

  • Slim_Pickins

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

  • An_Outhouse

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

  • YouBetcha
    • comrad_darkness

      Gah?

  • 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….

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • ttommyunger

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

    • mermera

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

  • Guppy

    "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

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

  • http://www.gurukalehuru.wordpress.com gurukalehuru

    Does he have a broad korb?

  • proudgrampa

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

  • comrad_darkness

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • Boojum_Reborn

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

  • Monsieur_Grumpe

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

  • 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.

  • 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.