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.

Comments

  1. Mary says

    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.

  2. Ben says

    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.

  3. princely54 says

    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!)

  4. atomic says

    Let’s see: “hypocrite,” “civil,” “bigoted,” “taken it up the ass from.” I’m really good at Mad Libs. 😀

    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.

  5. Melvin says

    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.

  6. AedanCloud says

    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.

  7. Ander says

    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.

  8. Kelly Young says

    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.

  9. Tyron says

    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.

  10. Josh says

    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.

  11. Gregv says

    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.

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