Feb
13
2013

So, is Steve Cohen (D, TN-09) schtupping his buddy’s daughter? [UPDATE: apparently, she’s HIS… daughter.]

[UPDATE]: It has just come out that apparently Ms. Brink is Rep. Cohen’s… daughter. Which certainly does put a somewhat different spin on things. For one thing, it makes the entire exchange non-creepy. …Sorry about that.

They call that “Jeffrey-Tubing*” where I come from… well, no, they don’t.  They should, though.

Anyway, background:  Steve Cohen is a miserable little suckweasel of a Congressman from Tennessee’s Ninth District who somehow manages to find primary challengers who are worse than he is, which is saying something.  Victoria Brink is, and I am quoting the Hill on this one**, “a Texas State University blonde bombshell featured in a college co-ed calendar.”

[pause]

…Yessss.  This will no doubt end well.

Anyway, yesterday night and this morning these two Tweets went out from the former to the latter:

cohen-02

pleased u r watching .ilu

cohen-01

nice to know you were watchin SOTU(state of the union).Happy Valentines beautiful girl. ilu

‘ilu,’ as the Hill helpfully tells us, is short for ‘I love you’ (or ‘I like you,’ but the first one is more fun).  It’s kind of entertaining to contemplate that Cohen didn’t have to explain THAT acronym while telling Ms. Brink what “SOTU” stood for, though.

Now, I know what some of you are thinking.  You’re thinking Geez, Mr. Lane: who among us has not regularly corresponded with out-of-district hot bikini coeds who are one-third our ages?  Why, you’re a political blogger, Moe!  They must throw themselves at you by the dozen!   …And it’s true: they do.  It’s quite inconvenient, at times.  But I have this rule about being a bachelor Congressman who goes around sending probably-meant-to-be-DMs to the “the daughter of a longtime friend;”  yeah, I don’t do any of that.

Because it’s CREEPY, that’s why.  Especially from the member of a party which is theoretically supposed to be against powerful old men being creepy towards young ladies.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

*After Jeffrey Toobin, who started the practice when he allegedly knocked up a professional colleague’s daughter, then allegedly tried to get her to have an abortion.  Because, you know, the media is there to safeguard our morals for us.

**Well, the Hill’s gossip blog.  …Yes, Western Civilization is doomed.

7 Comments

  • zamoose says:

    Moe:
    You mean you WEREN’T going for the Star Trek bonus pun with “Jeffries Tubes”?
    .
    Also: inb4 thatsracist.gif.

  • Spegen says:

    I bet we will be able to count on one hand the attention it gets from the MSM just like the Mendez story

  • MichaelN21209 says:

    When you’ve looked around TN-09 for a while at the kinds of candidates you get there… well, Steve Cohen doesn’t look so bad. I still remember my father shaking his head at the idea that yes, he just wrote a check to the Cohen campaign. Dad was a lifelong R voter, but because the other choice was such a trainwreck waiting to happen, he figured helping Cohen get elected was the best shot at keeping things from getting too much worse.

    Go look up Willie Herenton if you think I’m joking.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Or Nikki Tinker in 2008; now she was a piece of work. I forget who else ran in the ’12 primary, but I think that she(?) was halfway normal. For TN-09.

      • earlgrey says:

        Tamika Hart– a member of Memphis City School Board. I thought she’d do better. She of course fits in well with D as she is also a big liar. Lied about the school consolidation going on here in Memphis/Shelby County. I don’t think D voters in CD-9 know or care that much about that issue.

  • tnfriendofcoal101368 says:

    All Cohen has to do is get through the primary. Ronald Reagan would have a tough time in TN09.

  • jbird says:

    I would like to regularly corresponded with hot bikini coeds, but my wife won’t let me.

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