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Amy Koch Resigns From MN Senate Position Amid Scandal

AmyKochHere's a story about political scandal in Minnesota. It's a familiar kind of story. Try to fill in the blanks!

State senate majority leader Amy Koch, a staunch _____, a vocal opponent of _____ rights, and a strong defender of _____ values, resigned from her position on Friday after allegations came to light that she'd _____ a member of her staff.

Easy, isn't it?

Mrs. Koch is married and has a teenage daughter, and has held her office for a little less than a year. During that time, she helped orchestrate a massive Republican takeover of the state senate, which in turn helped get an anti-gay, marriage-defining amendment on the 2012 ballot. The amendment's purpose is to "protect the sanctity of marriage."

Koch's resignation from the senate majority leadership followed a sudden escalation of events beginning Wednesday night, when several of Koch's colleagues confronted her about rumors of sexual impropriety. She didn't admit to anything, but immediately suggested that she might start thinking about resignation. She didn't have to think long. Within a day, the press learned of her alleged staff-shtupping, and a day after that she was gone. No word on who her paramour was, but her hunky chief aide and spokesman, Michael Brodkord, tendered his resignation the same day as his boss.

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  1. Ah! Sweet overtime in the office, "honey I will be home late, a lot to do!"

    Posted by: | Dec 18, 2011 8:45:44 PM

  2. Bit*h.

    Posted by: Marc C | Dec 18, 2011 9:06:10 PM

  3. Ladies and gentlemen, family values!

    Posted by: Hal | Dec 18, 2011 9:09:09 PM

  4. Amazingly, I was almost expecting that she'd had a fling with a female staffer. These days Republicans are grateful if sex scandals within the fold are at least hetero. But its good that she had the decency to resign.

    I suppose this will sound like a cop-out, but in a way this may even prove our (the conservatives) point. The decline in general morailty affects everyone in society - including those who are always pointing it out. Many of us on the right (the 55 and under group mainly) are products of the very era we're railing against. We differ from the older conservatives like Schlafly and Buchanan in this respect. Your truly has had some slip-ups in the area of sexual morality also. I guess the kindest thing liberals might say would be morality, like charity, should begin at home.

    Posted by: Mary | Dec 18, 2011 9:20:17 PM

  5. The linked story (as well as other news sources) report she resigned from her leadership position as Senate Majority Leader. She is still a senator, although she also announced she is not seeking reelection.

    Posted by: Ben | Dec 18, 2011 9:22:16 PM

  6. Whore! Stone her!

    Posted by: benjamin | Dec 18, 2011 9:33:16 PM

  7. There should really be a national push to start labeling Republicans the Party of Hypocrites. (And, yeah, I am fully aware of the hypocrites on the other side, but they don't CAMPAIGN as saints like they do!)

    Posted by: princely54 | Dec 18, 2011 9:36:51 PM

  8. "Easy, isn't it?"

    Yes, Brandon, and clever too! Well written.

    Posted by: Max | Dec 18, 2011 10:18:51 PM

  9. Let's see: "hypocrite," "civil," "bigoted," "taken it up the ass from." I'm really good at Mad Libs. :D

    Though to be honest, I can't imagine any self-respecting guy would want to stick their penis in that festering cesspool of a c**t. It must be like wanting to put your junk in a meat grinder.

    Posted by: atomic | Dec 18, 2011 10:46:24 PM

  10. Whore -Stone her?!!??

    Oh Benjamin : you crack me up!


    Posted by: George F | Dec 18, 2011 11:01:43 PM

  11. The Married with Children staffer (or is it called staffher in Minnesota?) who also resigned on Friday also recently resigned as the Deputy Chairman of the Minnesota Republican Party.

    Posted by: Melvin | Dec 18, 2011 11:22:49 PM

  12. There is no decline in Morality, Mary.

    There is an decline in personal privacy. Technology and mass social media/the Internet/personal cell phones and cameras have simply made the "morally dubious" acts of everyone that much easier to suss out and spread all over. People are just getting CAUGHT in their pathetic hypocrisy.

    So no- you conservatives are NOT right and this does nothing but prove that those who screech loudest about morality and judging others tend to be hiding some fairly nasty, hypocritical actions themselves.

    Posted by: AedanCloud | Dec 18, 2011 11:24:49 PM

  13. I really hope they use her "story" as the vote in Minnesota gets close! Truly amazing but not shocking anymore!!

    Posted by: Josh | Dec 19, 2011 12:01:30 AM

  14. Why did I expect the staffer to be a woman?

    Posted by: tim | Dec 19, 2011 12:13:29 AM

  15. Brandon's writing is a little to catty for my tastes.

    Posted by: Raf | Dec 19, 2011 1:38:47 AM

  16. Yeah, I realized I always enjoyed visiting Towleroad because it was somewhat neutral - lately every post has the sort of wording you would see in the comment section: quick to judge and maybe a little uninformed.

    Posted by: Ander | Dec 19, 2011 3:44:09 AM

  17. Ironcially, adultery is a crime in MN, surely thanks to people like Mrs. Koch. Sadly, I cannot imagine she will be prosecuted. But it couldn't happen to a better person.

    Posted by: Kelly Young | Dec 19, 2011 8:59:44 AM

  18. She looks like an ugly Divine. Yech, who'd tap that?

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | Dec 19, 2011 9:52:51 AM

  19. Nothing unusual here. And to those who believe that the "new younger" right are is any way different that the "old aging" right need only to look at the 41 year old Ms. Koch to see that it's pretty much business as usual regardless of age and/or gender in BOTH political parties.

    Posted by: Tyron | Dec 19, 2011 11:02:20 AM

  20. Of course after I read this, I zeroed in on the phrase "hunky chief aide and spokesman, Michael Brodkord". I love Google. Who would call this guy "hunky" though.

    Posted by: Josh | Dec 19, 2011 11:26:11 AM

  21. The type of people who want the government to act as a nanny to punish people for their personal lives are the type of people who are very poorly developed morally.
    They are like six-year-old children who need the nanny to make them stand in a corner for stealing someone's toy, so that they can feel absolved of it.
    One would hope, though, that an adult would make responsible decisions for him/herself and not feel the need to demand government control over any other adult's sex lives.
    A morally-developed adult doesn't have moral "slip-ups" and "backsliding.". He/she simply does not choose to do anything that would sacrifice his/her integrity or hurt other people.

    It's not a coincidence that the rabid anti-gay zealots are always "slipping up." It goes with the whole morally-deficient mentality.

    Posted by: Gregv | Dec 19, 2011 2:01:17 PM

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    Posted by: NJ | Dec 19, 2011 6:47:51 PM

  23. Just one more example of conservative republican FAMILY VALUES. The gods have blessed us homosexuals with such flawed opponents.

    Posted by: jack | Dec 20, 2011 8:23:38 PM

  24. So Amy was hurtin' for a spurtin', eh?

    There are a huge number of married people dying to have some strange ++ck/++ssy.

    Posted by: John | Dec 24, 2011 1:16:38 PM

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