tappin Koch

No Unemployment Moolah For Minnesota GOP Staffer Canned For Laying Senator

Koch Head ST. PAUL, Minn. Michael Brodkorb is an unemployed worker who is carrying a heavy burden like so many others during these challenging economic times. After losing his job, he filed for unemployment. Every day he waited at the mailbox, hoping this would be the day he could turn his lights back on. Then it happened. An envelope from the state arrived! It was about his unemployment. His claim was rejected. Is Minnesota unfairly rejecting hard working Americans’ right to benefits? Is this typical ‘you forgot to cross a ‘t’ bullshit? Or could it be the former Republican Senate staffer proudly announced was plowing his former boss Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch? The answer is still a mystery, but details are to come and come hard.

The unemployment process is private until an appeal is presented. Appeals are public, so very little detail has been revealed. Brodkorb has retained an attorney, Phil Villaume. Brodkorb has been preparing to sue the Senate for gender discrimination and he wants his unemployment check. Brodkorb is referring all questions to his lawyer.

“Since Mr. Brodkorb was unlawfully terminated at a public restaurant, representatives in the Minnesota Senate and others in state government have continually violated his privacy rights afforded to him as a state employee. The unauthorized release of private information related to his former employment with the Minnesota Senate only adds to legal complications with the state of Minnesota.”

Cal Ludeman, the secretary of the Minnesota Senate and top operations officer in Senate, confirmed that Brodkorb’s application for unemployment benefits was turned down. He is also the one who fired Brodkorb.

“He’s appealing the decision. That’s a Department of Employment and Economic Development decision. We didn’t have anything to do with that.”

The Employment and Economic Development department isn’t talking either.

This all started when Brodkorb was fired in December after Amy Koch unexpectedly stepped down as Senate Majority Leader. The day after Amy Koch stepped down, Brodkorb made it known he had an affair with the senator. Senator Koch has learned the important lesson that ‘loose lips sinks ships’ and has chosen to spend more time with her family and less time with Brodkorb’s penis.

“These have been very difficult times, but I am taking it day by day. I just want to put my head down and pull the wagon.”

Koch said she will return to the Legislature when the session convenes on Tuesday, but does not see a high-profile role for herself this session.

Brodkrob suspects he was dismissed because he had an affair with Koch and is seeking at least $500,000 in damages. Brodkorb alleges that there are instances of female staffers who have sex with their male bosses and it goes overlooked. When asked about the possibility of a female staffer having an affair with a female boss, there was no comment; just a smile and a head nod.

To date, there is no explanation into why Brodkorb’s unemployment application was rejected. State employees are always taught to look for the words ‘tapping senator ass’ and red-flag those claims which may be the reason why.
Brodkorb has a hearing scheduled on his unemployment claim on Thursday which may reveal a great deal of information about how he brought Koch to her knees. Due to the public information that will be revealed by Brodkorb, it will most likely provide a glimpse on the extent his penis and bank account was traumatized by this whole situation. [MinnesotaPublicRadio]

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Erik Jay is currently unemployed, but has a history of managing various motels and quitting customer service jobs on day 1. He still feels accomplished graduating from a continuation high school in 1989.

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  • nounverb911

    Needs more instant karma.

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

      If by saying "I just want to put my head down and pull the wagon," he's claiming to be a Brahma bull, karma may not come into it.

  • nounverb911

    Brodkorb screwed the wrong Koch.

  • Troglodeity

    "Head down and pull the wagon" was her and Brodkrob's favorite position.

    • Crank_Tango

      AKA the Prairie Schooner…

      • DaRooster

        Or Chuck Wagon.

        • horsedreamer_1

          But when they brought the toys with, it became —

          OH THE WELLS FARGO WAGON IS A-COMIN DOWN.

        • Negropolis

          Or the Conestoga Steamer.

  • tcaalaw

    Senator Koch has learned the important lesson that ‘loose lips sinks ships’ and has chosen to spend more time with her family and less time with Brodkorb’s penis.

    This sentence deserves some sort of award for excellence in political commentary.

    • http://sciencekick.blogspot.com valthemus

      If politicians actually displayed this level of candor on a regular basis, we wouldn't need Wonkette.

    • Negropolis

      I don't know how loose those lips were.

  • Giveusabob

    State employees are always taught to look for the words ‘tapping senator ass’ and red-flag those claims.
    Although intended to be funny, the reality of most state gov't functions could be improved if this were actually done literally.

    • Callyson

      From your lips to Sacramento's ears…

  • CrazyLikeFox

    He should obviously sue her for luring him into having sex with her. I mean, she's the woman, right?

  • Radiotherapy

    which may reveal a great deal of information about how he brought Koch to her knees.

    T

  • Jus_Wonderin

    Pat, I'm sorry, I wanted an A instead of the R. The word is Broadkob. Ding, ding, ding, ding……………….

  • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

    Why can't he just pull himself up by his bootstraps and get a job instead of being a gubbiment tit sucking unemployed bum? Who does he think he is? A liebrul or a blah or a welfare queen?

    • WhatTheHeck

      He ain’t getting sheeit, cause he was really “laid” off.

    • Monsieur_Grumpe

      Irony is dead. Long irony!

    • fitley

      Broadknob says he prefers to be known as an Anti Government Nig, thank you very much. He also wants everybody to know " It's hard. Hard… being a dude that is".

  • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Mumbly_Joe

    I just want to put my head down and pull the wagon.

    In Secretary, wasn't it the subordinate who played that role?

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Does "Brodkorb" mean "enormous glans" in Scandahoovian?

    • Terry

      Because I have Google, I know that his name sadly means "bread basket" in German. Not much help there, I know.

  • Barb

    I hear the Secret Service is hiring.

    • nounverb911

      Head procurer?

  • ElPinche

    Just like Amy Koch's BIG ASS, socialism is sort of looking good right about now, ey Brodkorb?

  • BarackMyWorld

    I went and read the original article looking for the sentence: "State employees are always taught to look for the words ‘tapping senator ass’ and red-flag those claims which may be the reason why."

    I was saddened it was just a quoting mistake made by the Wonkette editor and not actually part of the Minnesota Public Radio article.

    • BarackMyWorld

      He fixed it…sadly.

  • hagajim

    Senator Koch has learned the important lesson that ‘loose lips sinks ships’ and has chosen to spend more time with her family – Huh. And here I thought loose lips made for good blowjobs….no teeth and all.

    • Guppy

      No, the other lips.

  • James Michael Curley

    You only get unemployment if you are laid off, not if you prematurely withdraw from your job.

    • Barb

      That's sick. I'm upfisting you for that.

    • prommie

      From the looks of her, I think he has a valid claim of constructive discharge.

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

        Ah, the so-called "Paper Bag Defense"

      • Callyson

        From the looks of him, I think she has a valid counterclaim for damages.

      • James Michael Curley

        Sorry I am not looking if she is experiencing a discharge.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Geez – looking at her picture, I must say that she certainly appears corn-fed. He must have had one hell of a Viagra tab. Good thing that socialized medicine paid for it!

    • prommie

      He must be a big Sir Mix-A-Lot fan.

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

      Oh, I dunno. I'd do her….
      .
      .
      .
      .
      .
      …with yours!

  • prommie

    Well, Henry Kissinger said "power is the ultimate aphrodisiac," and if it worked so well it got Henry laid, it must be. All these lady GOP pols and the boffing these greasy, nasty little staffers, its the only possible explanation. Dudes and Chicks, they are always doing the sexing thing, noone can explain it.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Your move, Nikki Haley.

  • Hera Sent Me

    A straight Republican sex scandal.

    Kinky.

    • nounverb911

      Speaking of Kinky, is he going to run for Governor of Texas again?

    • Terry

      Both are of legal age, too.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        You have to keep in mind that in Minnesota, it's still 1959.

        • horsedreamer_1

          A Solitary Man Libel!!!

  • IncenseDebate

    The Senator's staff member got screwed. The end. Old story.

    • Negropolis

      You wish. This story ain't ending until he stops going to the media for redress (and he probably has a good case for doing so). Sorry.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    "the former Republican Senate staffer proudly announced was plowing his former boss Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch"

    Dude, take a look at that picture again. Are you sure this is something you should be bragging about?

    • nounverb911

      Which one of the Koch brothers is she?

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

      Not for nothing, but he's not exactly George Clooney himself

  • Callyson

    Another attorney, Bill O'Brien, said Brodkorb may find it difficult to convince an unemployment judge that he is entitled to unemployment. He said Brodkorb was a spokesperson for the Minnesota Senate Republicans — a high profile job that requires high standards.
    "It's going to be very difficult for him to make the case that the kind of conduct that he engaged in did not present some sort of misconduct, in my view," O'Brien said.

    Oh come on–doesn't working for the Republicans require an employee to screw someone over?

  • LesBontemps

    Brodkorb should not only get his unemployment, but some kind of hazard pay for doing sex on that Amy Koch.

  • Blueb4sunrise

    Berlusconi wept.

  • Terry

    "“Since Mr. Brodkorb was unlawfully terminated at a public restaurant, "

    It's unlawful in Minnesota to fire someone in a restaurant? That must make it near impossible to get rid of bad cooks and waitstaff.

  • Callyson

    I just want to know what Rush Limpballs has to say about this Koch…

  • SayItWithWookies

    “Since Mr. Brodkorb was unlawfully terminated at a public restaurant…"

    Who the hell does this guy think he is — Paul Castellano?

    • JustPixelz

      If he wasn't terminated by an Republican robot from the future who said "I like firing people who service me" … if that didn't happen, he isn't legally terminated.

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

    Serves Brodknob right! He should shut his mouth and know his role, which apparently included servicing his former mistress at lunch!

  • JustPixelz

    "… details are to come and come hard."

    You know, that could be read two ways. Three, if you count casino craps.

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Has Mr. Brodkorb penis filed for unemployment? Or has it already found another gainful position?

    • Negropolis

      Well, the hand pays a lower wage, but you get to choose your own hours. Still, you're lucky to get any position in this economy.

  • Nostrildamus

    “These have been very difficult times, but I am taking it day by day. I just want to put my head down and pull the wagon."

    Time to check urban dictionary.

    • Veritas78

      So that's what the kidz are callin' it these dayz!

  • niblick77

    Two words that I thought all repugs lived by: Boot Straps

    • An_Outhouse

      and cock.

    • Negropolis

      Well, she's talking about pulling wagons, so she doesn't have time to pull on bootstraps.

  • Barrelhse

    I wanna watch those details.

  • whatupirondog

    This story is nothing but a sad excuse to type the name Brodkorb over and over.

    Brodkorb.

    Brodkorb. Brodkorb. Brodkorb. Brodkorb. Brodkorb. Brodkorb. Brodkorb. Brodkorb. Brodkorb. Brodkorb. Brodkorb. Brodkorb. Brodkorb. Brodkorb. Brodkorb. Brodkorb.

    Brodkorb.

    • fuflans

      this pleases me so much.

  • Mahousu

    Attorney Stephen Cooper agrees, saying the hearing could also provide greater detail into Brodkorb's affair with Koch, and how it was handled internally.

    One hopes it was handled internally with condoms.

    • Rotundo_

      Or if it was handled externally at least in a car or a phone booth. But I suspect Brodkorb and Koch would be a bit too snug to do much in either.

  • fuflans

    HAHAHAHAHAHA republican cannot get help from government!!!*

    * speaking as someone who will be eternally grateful for the safety net provided me (for the last year) by unemployment insurance, cobra extension, the federal government, the 111th congress, the democrats, etc.

    oh and fuck you all. government can help.

  • Exhausted66

    " I just want to put my head down and pull the wagon.”

    Enough with the GOP comparing women to livestock.

  • An_Outhouse

    Amy Koch loves cock. She must be Republican.

  • Negropolis

    I just want to put my head down and pull the wagon.

    That's what he said.

    Oh, boy, she just keeps on giving. Sounds like Ms. Amy has been traveling the old Oregon Trail and pulling a caravan, if you know what I mean.

  • Negropolis

    Well, he wants a job, right? **Koch cackles**

  • ttommyunger

    Brodkorb? Koch? OK, now you're just making shit up.

  • nounverb911

    And strangely enough The Stranger in Seattle actually won one!