Sen. Robert Menendez wooed a married newspaper publisher, taking the attractive brunette on a romantic getaway to the Caribbean, a tipster alleges.
The New Jersey Dem and Cecilia Reynolds jetted to Puerto Rico, where they stayed at the isolated beach retreat of the island’s then-governor, Anibal Acevedo Vila.
In a photo provided by the anonymous informant, Reynolds is sitting naked on a beach and suggestively smiling at the camera. In another set of pictures, they take turns posing against the same sunset backdrop.
Wrinkles to the story? Well, let’s see: the governor was undergoing corruption allegations, and the Senator was trying to squash the appointment of a US Attorney who was going after said governor. And the publisher, of course, has a cozy professional patronage relationship with Menendez, and… come, I will conceal nothing from you. I almost feel sorry for Menendez at this point. He must sit in his office and think, God. None of the other Senators get hassled when they go to tropical islands and schtupp* everything that moves. Why the hell don’t I get to do this in piece and quiet? …You do have to admit; it beggars belief that Bob Menendez is the only serial adulterer in the Senate right now.
Not that this will stop me from hammering the guy on this, of course. But I’m not inhuman.
*He’s from New Jersey, too. We’re allowed the judicious use of Yiddish. Seriously, I think that it’s in the state constitution somewhere.