Where the boys areWell, this makes no sense at all. A Minnesota state representative was caught having Rest Stop Hijinks with a 17-year-old boy — and the state representative is a Democrat? No no no, Democratic politicians get nabbed making sex on grown up ladies; it is 100 percent always true forever that if there is a live boy in the equation, the politician in question is a sad closet case Florida Republican or Baptist preacher! Minnesota just cannot keep its shit straight, we guess! Oh well, Democratic state Rep. Kerry Gauthier, who represents Duluth, told the Duluth News-Tribune “I think it’s a private matter and I don’t need to talk about it.” Everybody hear that? Sure, no problem!

The Northland News Center reports:

State Patrol will confirm that one witness approached a trooper around 11 at night on July 22nd to report an incident.

The State Patrol turned the investigation over to the Duluth Police Department. Police spokespeople say they are conducting a criminal investigation but they refuse to say why Gauthier was arrested.

However well placed sources today told the Northland’s NewsCenter, the incident involved a 17 year old boy with whom Gauthier was reportedly engaged in a sexual act.

Because the age of consent in Minnesota is 16 it is not illegal to have sex with someone who is 17. However it can be a misdemeanor to engage in sex acts in a public place.

Our sources say Representative Gauthier met the young man on Craig’s List and that police are investigating the potential that money changed hands which could make it a criminal matter.

So obviously it is time to shut down CraigsList. Your Wonket thinks we can all agree on that.

[NorthlandNewsCenter, via CityPages]

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  • Minnesota, land of 1000 statutory rapes.

    Somebody alert Bathhouse Gollum.

  • Schmannnity

    He must be a transsexual.

  • SorosBot

    Wait, people can meet prostitutes on CraigsList? We must shut it down now, along with all of the nation's alt weeklies!

    • CthuNHu

      And truck stops! And Las Vegas! And Trump Tower!

    • Katydid

      What about places where people prostitute themselves to corporations? We'd have to shut down the Ways and Means Committee and such.

    • And ACORN, since a fake pimp went into one of their offices once. Oh, too late.

    • chicken_thief

      Can't we form a undercover sting operation to investigate this for a few years first? I'm not a cop or in law enforcement, but wouldn't that make me the perfect volunteer for the job?

    • bikerlaureate

      After the Tampa Stampede, of course.

  • Wadisay

    So we can now say that toe-tappin' and wide-stancin' still work in Minnesota's restrooms.

    • dennis1943

      "In a victory for bipartisanship"…………………

  • AbandonHope_

    "The theory of Republican forbidden little boy love is a theory, and essentially the theory of Republican forbidden little boy love is not science — Wonkette made it up," Waide said.

  • Beetagger

    I blame Michelle Bachman for turning him against women forever.

    • chicken_thief

      And Marcus for being so damn sexy hawt and yum yum yummy. Also. Too.

    • dennis1943

      Not women,but maybe…………………

  • Extemporanus


  • MacRaith

    Let's see, what are the Fox News talking points going to be?

    1. Democrats do it too, therefore Republicans don't do it.
    2. The one Democrat should be punished much more severely than the dozens of Republicans who have been caught doing the same thing, because nothing else would be Fair and Balanced.
    3. It's Obama's fault, because Obama's monogamous scandal-free marriage is causing the complete moral decline of America. Also, he's black.
    4. The obvious solution is more tax cuts for the rich.

    • AbandonHope_

      Wow, it's like I'm there watching Fox and Friends.


    • SorosBot

      Come now, it's not like a Democratic Congressman in a scandal that involves no actual sex but just dick pics would be hounded out of Congress, while a Republican can hire hookers to force him to wear diapers and still get reelected.

    • freakishlywrong

      Again. Can't tell if serious. We've gotten way too good at this shit..

  • nounverb911

    Does Marcus "Pray away the gay" in Democrats too?

  • AddHomonym

    Gauthier is now just somebody that we used to know.

    • mayor_quimby

      Fucking winning the day, bravo!

    • WhatTheHeck

      Now that song is stuck in my head again. Thanks.A.Lot.

    • Man, I fucking hate that Peter Gabriel b side!

  • Pragmatist2

    Hmm. he's in Minnesota and he met the boy on Craig's List. So now we know what Larry Craig has been up to since that incident at the Minneapolis AIrport.

  • Boojum

    So, the 17 year old's name is Craig? Who else is on his list?

    • foxpuppet

      And is that his first or last name?

  • Callyson

    “I think it’s a private matter and I don’t need to talk about it.”

    So Gauthier doesn't go for the dirty talk. OK then…

    • chicken_thief

      Seems like he took "how to answer interview questions" lessons from Ann Romney. Was he stroking the nose of Magic when he said that?

  • When a Democrat has rest-stop sex with a boy it's evidence of how debased liberal values are — but when a Republican has rest-stop sex with a boy it's because his standards are just so high not even he can live up to them. It's all in how you approach the ethics of the thing.

    • emmelemm

      Also, Jesus forgives him.

  • Texan_Bulldog

    If he's not a crazy homophobic, family 'values' jerk face, sounds like a personal problem. It's the hypocrisy that's so annoying.

    • Typodong3


    • sullivanst

      Although it does seem he runs on a law-and-order platform, which invokes shades of Spitzer. His thing appears to be drugs though, so not the hypocrisy of a prostitute-prosecutor procuring prostitutes.

      • TavariousChinaSmith

        Look, if a prosecutor wants to procure a post-pubescent prossie for the purpose of peering at his penis, who are we to peg the poor public-serving pederast?

  • noodlesalad

    He's just reaching around the aisle.

    • Oblios_Cap

      One can only wonder if this story had a happy ending.

      • chicken_thief

        Come back tomorrow for more.

  • Tundra Grifter

    Here in California, 17 will get you twenty. Years.

  • Blueb4sinrise

    Sounds FRENCH to me.

    • Swampgas_Man

      More like Greek Active.

  • JustPixelz

    Things like this didn't happen before Ryan was on the ticket.

    • Oblios_Cap

      He was probably imagining those dreamy blue zombie eyes while that young fella was servicing him.

      • Typodong3

        You mean imagining Ryan?

        • Oblios_Cap

          Since he's not a member of the press, probably not.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Occupation: Social services : I'll say!

    Hey, the act wasn't illegal. Just doing it in public. He's apparently unmarried, so it's nothing he'll have to explain to the missus.

    • Katydid

      But he might have to explain it to a mister, though. Ever think of that?

      • Fare la Volpe

        Bum bum BUUUUUUUUM.

  • A Blue Dog, prolly.

    • AbandonHope_

      In Minnesota? Almost certainly.

    • widestanceromance

      Blue Ball Democrat?

    • HogeyeGrex

      Well, certainly a dog, anyway.

  • Baconzgood

    Cocktober is cumming early this year.

    • FakaktaSouth

      As it is a thousand degrees this morning, I am going to assume Cocktober will also be a part of the Indian Cummer that will surely overtake us all.

    • SavageDrummer


  • ph7

    He's invoking "the Romney":

    1. He has been very transparent
    2.There’s nothing he's hiding
    3. No, he won't talk about it.

  • Typodong3

    Arent these underaged sexual encounters supposed to take place in "quiet rooms"??

    • widestanceromance

      Quiet, except for the slurping.

  • metamarcisf

    If this politician was a democrat, Wonkette would've ignored this story.

    • kittensdontlie

      Afterwards, the young man was dropped off at the playground,…so no harm, no foul.

  • sbj1964

    The guy was just Polling his district.

    • chicken_thief

      And cramming his agenda down the throats of the young voters?

  • An_Outhouse

    This is clearly Obama's fault.

  • SavageDrummer

    But… if they close down craigslist where will I get free futons and pianos?

  • MissTaken

    He's just reaching around for the youth vote.

  • elviouslyqueer

    “I think it’s a private matter and I don’t need to talk about it.”

    See, this alone would've marked him as a Democrat. A Republican would've:

    a) Denied, denied, and denied again;

    b) Started finger pointing at the police, the boy, the rest stop security, the state Department of Transportation, and quite possibly Ray LaHood (because, hello, OBAMA);

    c) Called a hastily-arranged news conference to confess that he was a sinner who needed to get "right with God" and/or "spend more time with his family to try and heal from this traumatic experience";

    d) Checked himself into rehab; and

    e) Booked an interview with Hannity in order to assail Obama for putting too much taxpayer money into law enforcement patrols of rest stops (and entrapping and arresting innocent citizens) when he really should be shoring up defense spending and creating jobs.

    • Jus_Wonderin


    • An_Outhouse

      The scary black man was intimidating and when he's nervous he needs to suck on something.

  • neiltheblaze

    Is he at least a blue dog???

  • Katydid

    if there is a live boy in the equation, the politician in question is a sad closet case Florida Republican or Baptist preacher!

    Don't forget the Catholic priests. Saw a story today about a priest who was arrested because they found him in just his underwear running after a 12-year-old in the street. Wonder what his excuse will be.

    • metamarcisf

      His excuse is he didn't have time to take off his underwear.

    • Steverino247

      He's collecting for the Red Cross?

  • Limeylizzie

    Is he gay-married?

    • Fare la Volpe

      Not now he isn't.

  • Generation[redacted]

    A rest stop? Seriously? People do this?

    • Fare la Volpe

      Honestly, I thought rest stop sex went out of style with Castro clones and handkerchief code.

  • Misty Malarky

    Is it a public place if you hold the stall door shut with your free hand?

    Just wondering…

    • Jus_Wonderin

      Wait now, why would I know this? Oh, I see now.

      • Texpunk

        Free hand?

  • MinAgain

    Why are closeted gay men such cheap-asses? Would it kill them to rent a hotel room?

    • Jus_Wonderin

      It might be the thrill of risking getting caught. So, a fail in this instance.

      • MinAgain

        You'd think screwing a 17 year old boy would be enough of a thrill, on its own.

    • BadassKitty

      Kerry was my neighbor. He is gay and out of the closet.

      • MinAgain

        I stand corrected.

  • NYNYNYjr

    "Let's just say it's someone I used to know," said Rep. Gauthier about the encounter.

  • Misty Malarky

    OT: Why do the Republicans get all the dreamy-eyed dreamboats?

    • Nostrildamus

      They own all the eye-ball manufacturing plants?

  • foxpuppet

    Closet Republican. Clearly.

  • Beowoof

    Who knew democrats like sucking dick too.

  • An_Outhouse

    I wonder how much money Larry Craig got for his list.

  • Guppy

    As far as I can tell, he's not married, and the sexytimes he was having appears perfectly legal (sex with a 17 year-old is almost never wise nor sane, even for other 17 year-olds, but still legal in like half the states). Is he a Blue Dog? Is he a marriage-defending Chick-Fil-A fan?

    Without some hot, nasty hypocrisy, this "Endless Cummer" is just a disappointing, half-hearted hand-job.

    I mean, who here hasn't had misdemeanor public sex?

    • Steverino247

      I mean, who here hasn't had misdemeanor public sex?

      You really expect us to answer that?

    • HistoriCat

      Define "misdemeanor public sex".

    • Fare la Volpe

      I mean, who here hasn't had misdemeanor public sex?

      Like the corners of my mind…

    • ttommyunger

      You mean, today?

  • Troglodeity

    The age of consent in Minnesota is SIXTEEN? Man, Minnesota must be home to some seriously depraved, immoral politicians.

    • SorosBot

      Sixteen is the age of consent in most of the US, as well as Europe; for whatever reason most people think it's eighteen, maybe because that's the age of consent for porn, but that's not the case in most states.

  • anniegetyerfun

    Did he take the teenager across a border and get him a gay abortion? That's also totally legal.

    • HistoriCat

      As long as you leave him back at the swing set, of course.

  • Naked_Bunny

    Republicans would be pleased at this sudden display of bipartisanship if they were capable of feeling happiness.

  • BadassKitty

    Kerry was my neighbor when I lived in Duluth. He's gay and very open about it. Nice guy, too. It's not illegal since the boy was 17 but it is pretty poor judgment. WTF, Kerry? WTF????

  • Thunderclees

    Finally, the restrooms at MSP are getting a break.

  • MadBrahms

    Rebecca, I'm a little worried at the number of times you used "live" as an adjective in this post. It makes me worry what other scandals are in the Wonket pipeline, which sounds like a dark, dark place.

  • i found my current job on craigslist. and i do not usually have to take my clothes off.

    • HistoriCat

      "Usually" you say – do go on.

  • thefrontpage

    Sounds NORWEGIAN to us.

  • thefrontpage

    People should be suspicious in this state, because here are the names of all the rest stops on Minnesota Route 69, the main thoroughfare through the state:

    1. Craig's Lair

    2. Larry Craig Memorial Rest Stop

    3. Bette Midler Bathhouse and Rest Stop

    4. Mark Foley Rest Area

    5. Peter Pan Rest Stop

    6. Neverland Rest Area

    7. Republican Rest Stop

    8. Wide Stance Rest Area

    9. Craig's List Appreciation Rest Stop

    10. Twinkling Stars Rest Stop

    • Fare la Volpe

      10. Twinkling Stars Rest Stop

      I threw just a little.

  • Lazy Media

    Well, it is certainly true that any sex involving a 17-year-old is a disgusting crime and is exactly the same as forcibly raping an 8-year-old.

  • ibwilliamsi

    The sad part of this story is that he will resign in shame, while a Rethuglican would make his ditz of a wife stand next to him while he apologized and said that he had a sex addiction that he was cured of by his Minister.

    The Dems need some of those sex addiction curing ministers.

  • ttommyunger

    Call me crazy, or an apologist, but I smell a set-up.

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