Thad Cochran comes clean: I did all kinds of indecent things with animals as a kid

posted at 6:31 pm on June 12, 2014 by Allahpundit

My favorite e-mail tip about this (there was more than one) was from a guy who claimed we’d surely feature the quote if Chris McDaniel had said it, notwithstanding that I dumped all over Cochran 48 hours ago for attacking McDaniel as an “extremist.” Evidently, for some, writing a post on this is the conservative litmus test du jour. Two words, my friends: Flying colors.

I know what you’re thinking when you hear the word “indecent” but that’s not what Cochran meant. I think. Uh, what did he mean?

Touting his strong ties to the area near Pine Bluff, which turned out heavily for McDaniel in the June 3 GOP primary, the 76 year-old Cochran said that he used to play in the countryside as a child…

He did “all kinds of indecent things with animals,” he said, according to the Hattiesburg American…

Cochran campaign spokesman Jordan Russell downplayed Cochran’s comment about his youthful whimsies with animals.

“I’ll check with my political correctness department and get back to you,” he told The Daily Caller.

I like the idea that frowning upon “indecency” with animals is some sort of lame BS PC trap set by the left-wing media for plain-spoken Americans. Although, in fairness to the old guy, I think all he’s probably guilty of is using a dated colloquialism for things like cow-tipping. Which could be fun in its own right if he makes a habit of it. Some enterprising McDaniel fan should ask him how “gay” he was in his carefree younger years. “Oh, so gay. So very gay.” Election over.

In other “old memories from major candidates” news, Ben Carson writes in his new book about the time he “stabbed” a classmate as a teenager. And by “stabbed,” I mean stabbed.


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coolrepublica on June 12, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Buh bye

John the Libertarian on June 12, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Angling for the LGBTQBe vote?

malclave on June 12, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Okay, where was the trigger warning for this?!!

de rigueur on June 12, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Not to mention how he’s screwing America.

What’s he doing to his mistress, I wonder.

SouthernGent on June 12, 2014 at 6:35 PM

How old is this guy again? This one is a whopper. Oh brother.

xNavigator on June 12, 2014 at 6:35 PM

No wonder he didn’t want to debate McDaniel. I’m sure the NRSC will abandon Cochran now. Ok maybe not. Ok no chance in hell. Just the other day Portman, Cornyn, Ayotte and many others Senators were caught on camera scurrying away from a Cochran fundraiser as reporters closed in on them.

Wigglesworth on June 12, 2014 at 6:35 PM

Sure, the kids will elect Klinton and Dear Leader, but a plain-spoken MAN from a bit different era stands zero chance. And Amerikkka dies.

Tard on June 12, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Wait, what?

And … and … stab-stabbed?

M240H on June 12, 2014 at 6:36 PM

It’s ok to love your pet, just don’t LOVE your pet.

ezspirit on June 12, 2014 at 6:37 PM

He was a goatblower?

Judge_Dredd on June 12, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Time to retire, grandpa. You can tell us all about the animal indecency at the nursing home.

Good Solid B-Plus on June 12, 2014 at 6:37 PM

…well!…even in his pic…he looks like he’s grunting…*suuuuu-eeeeeee!*

KOOLAID2 on June 12, 2014 at 6:39 PM

So the old goat isn’t even sheepish about what he did as a kid? Some animal lovers will go ape over this and dog him until he cows in a corner wailing.

Flange on June 12, 2014 at 6:40 PM

In other “old memories from major candidates” news, Ben Carson writes in his new book about the time he “stabbed” a classmate as a teenager. And by “stabbed,” I mean stabbed.

That’s when he realized he wanted to be a surgeon.

slickwillie2001 on June 12, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Putting a dog on a car roof disqualified Romney…just sayin.

CW on June 12, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Why would the GOPe abandon an octagenarian career-politician from Mississippi just because he fornicated with animals in his youth?

And replace him with that? The Tea Party? Oh how you jest, AllahP!

Jedditelol on June 12, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Thad’s 3 biggest lies?? I’ve never fallen off my horse…My truck is paid for…I was just tryin’ to help that sheep over the fence…

bimmcorp on June 12, 2014 at 6:43 PM

What the HELL?

Cheese Wheel on June 12, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Do what?

Sekhmet on June 12, 2014 at 6:44 PM

And by “stabbed,” I mean stabbed.

Modern America where you have to confirm words actually conform to their dictionary definition. Thank you Bill Clinton…

TheBigOldDog on June 12, 2014 at 6:44 PM

I’m waiting for Tater Salad, KingGold and CrossPatch to comment on this.

Wigglesworth on June 12, 2014 at 6:44 PM

PETA will love this guy!

Sven on June 12, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Putting a dog on a car roof disqualified Romney…just sayin.

CW on June 12, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Only because that ruins the flavor.

Judge_Dredd on June 12, 2014 at 6:46 PM

In other “old memories from major candidates” news, Ben Carson writes in his new book about the time he “stabbed” a classmate as a teenager. And by “stabbed,” I mean stabbed.

It’s no secret. They include that tidbit in his biopic, er, “Gifted Hands.” Suddenly that title has new meaning. Great movie btw.

That’s when he realized he wanted to be a surgeon.

slickwillie2001 on June 12, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Lol. You win.

conservative pilgrim on June 12, 2014 at 6:46 PM

The mention of goat blowing – maybe Wayne was talking about Cochran.

22044 on June 12, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Yeah, but Cochran not winning the primary is bad because McDaniel might say something stupid like Akin.

xblade on June 12, 2014 at 6:48 PM

I don’t know how to take this. But I do know that Cochran won’t debate McDaniel. I should be par for the course if you want to continue in the “country club” for another 6 years. Just debate for an hour. Is it the issues? Or some other reason why Cochran won’t debate?

anotherJoe on June 12, 2014 at 6:48 PM

So YOU’RE Lee Harvey’s friend. I wonder if he ever got to party with John?

trubble on June 12, 2014 at 6:49 PM

He can only recollect those things of his youth……

d1carter on June 12, 2014 at 6:49 PM

In other “old memories from major candidates” news, Ben Carson writes in his new book about the time he “stabbed” a classmate as a teenager. And by “stabbed,” I mean stabbed.

Actually, he wrote about it in his autobiography Gifted Hands with a copyright date of 1990.

rbj on June 12, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Whoopie Goldberg said it wasn’t “stab” stab.

FrankT on June 12, 2014 at 6:49 PM

More proof that he is out of touch.

In his era,”indecent” meant something totally different.

portlandon on June 12, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Please tell me that Sen. McDaniel is just letting this lay out there without comment. I am sure he doesn’t mean indecent indecent.

Cindy Munford on June 12, 2014 at 6:50 PM

So without bothering to read it, WHY did Ben Carson stab someone? Self defense? The guy was beating up someone? Or did he have a previous case of Trayvonning going on, that he has since repented of?

As for Cochran….this may be distasteful, but apparently his last name is accurate. Just how far did his “Coch” ran?

Vanceone on June 12, 2014 at 6:51 PM

This is not the Thad Cochran of six years ago…his handlers have tried to shield him as best they can.

d1carter on June 12, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Flange on June 12, 2014 at 6:40 PM

I got six by counting both goat and kid. Good job.

DanMan on June 12, 2014 at 6:51 PM

I’m waiting for Tater Salad, KingGold and CrossPatch to comment on this.

Wigglesworth

They’re busy digging holes for their poor pets who just passed away unexpectedly.

xblade on June 12, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Cue the naked female from PETA in a pro-McDaniel ad . . .

RedPepper on June 12, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Looks like Cochran is fixing to join Cantor in retirement..:)

Dire Straits on June 12, 2014 at 6:53 PM

I got six by counting both goat and kid. Good job.

DanMan on June 12, 2014 at 6:51 PM

I gave myself a half for wailing. :-)

Flange on June 12, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Come on, Mississippi, if Virginia can get rid of Cantor, you can let Sen. Cochran retire.

Cindy Munford on June 12, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Cow-tipping mentioned in an Allahpundit post?
TipBlow me over…

bettycooper on June 12, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Cindy Munford on June 12, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Yes McDaniel just needs to stay back and let everyone’s imagination run wild..:)

Dire Straits on June 12, 2014 at 6:56 PM

How old is this guy again? This one is a whopper. Oh brother.

xNavigator on June 12, 2014 at 6:35 PM

According to Wikipedia.org:

Thad Cochran was born in December 1937. He is 76 years old.

He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1978 and is the 3rd most senior Senator.

Before becoming a Senator, Thad Cochran was elected to the House of Representatives in 1972, 1974 and 1976.

So Thad Cochran has been in either the House or the Senate for 42 years.

wren on June 12, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Vanceone on June 12, 2014 at 6:51 PM

No he actually stabbed a classmate with a knife he just happened to have. I’m trying to figure out how he escaped prosecution. I don’t want to buy the book.

Cindy Munford on June 12, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Perry stepped in it a bit today too.

xblade on June 12, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Some enterprising McDaniel fan should ask him how “gay” he was in his carefree younger years.

I think ‘gay’ stopped being associated with carefreeity in oh, say, 1861.

RushBaby on June 12, 2014 at 6:58 PM

My you have a purty mouth

philw1776 on June 12, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Dire Straits on June 12, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Yep. But I have a hard time they will bother with their imagination. I think they will go with, “What the hell is that old coot talking about?”

Cindy Munford on June 12, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Yeah, but Cochran not winning the primary is bad because McDaniel might say something stupid like Akin.

xblade on June 12, 2014 at 6:48 PM

ROFL, no kidding.

Midas on June 12, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Thad Cochran comes clean: I did all kinds of indecent things with animals as a kid

I wonder what dog eater would have to say about this.

Mark Boabaca on June 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Cindy Munford on June 12, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Agreed..Good point..:)

Dire Straits on June 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Wait, what?

And … and … stab-stabbed?

M240H on June 12, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Was it with a pen? Like for a trach?

bettycooper on June 12, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Kind of really makes one wonder what Sen. Byrd really did with his dog Billy.

Judge_Dredd on June 12, 2014 at 7:01 PM

bettycooper on June 12, 2014 at 7:01 PM

” I had a large camping knife in my hand and without thinking,” he writes, “I lunged at him, plunging the knife into his abdomen.”

Cindy Munford on June 12, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Didn’t know Cochran spent nights in the pasture with the sheep….not many sheep in SC, you’d think.

Wethal on June 12, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Please tell me that Sen. McDaniel is just letting this lay out there without comment. I am sure he doesn’t mean indecent indecent. – Cindy Munford on June 12, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Whatever he means this means he needs to retire.

SC.Charlie on June 12, 2014 at 7:05 PM

how “gay” he was

…I expected libreeorgan to have a RATSO on this thread!

KOOLAID2 on June 12, 2014 at 7:05 PM

1. I’ve read numerous articles from establishment Republicans suggesting that while McDaniel isn’t likely to blow the Senate race, he’s likely to put his foot in his mouth in a way that embarrasses the party… Maybe he will, maybe he won’t, all we can know for certain is that there is only one candidate in the race presently talking about getting indecent with animals, and it’s not McDaniel.

2. McDaniel should just let grandpa’s statements hang out there. No need to look like you’re piling on a senile old man.

Lawdawg86 on June 12, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Didn’t know Cochran spent nights in the pasture with the sheep….not many sheep in SCMS, you’d think.

Wethal on June 12, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Correction. Confused him with Miss Lindsay for a moment.

Wethal on June 12, 2014 at 7:06 PM

the much talked about ‘other woman’ that Thad has around a lot and travels with….not so sure it is a mistress. More like a caretaker..think visiting angels

the times are too important for a doddering old fool to be a automate vote for the Chamber

r keller on June 12, 2014 at 7:06 PM

I swear to God, the world just gets weirderer and weirderer.

NavyMustang on June 12, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Didn’t know Cochran spent nights in the pasture with the sheep….not many sheep in SC, you’d think. – Wethal on June 12, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Cochran was born and raised in Mississippi and is the senior Republican Senator from Mississippi. How does this relate at all to South Carolina?

SC.Charlie on June 12, 2014 at 7:09 PM

r keller on June 12, 2014 at 7:06 PM

This.

d1carter on June 12, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Reminded me of.

whatcat on June 12, 2014 at 7:10 PM

SC.Charlie on June 12, 2014 at 7:05 PM

I agree. I wonder what the thinking is to have people stay so long?

Cindy Munford on June 12, 2014 at 7:12 PM

No need to look like you’re piling on a senile old man.

Lawdawg86 on June 12, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Which actually looks more gross than indecency with animals.

de rigueur on June 12, 2014 at 7:13 PM

…I expected libreeorgan to have a RATSO on this thread!

KOOLAID2 on June 12, 2014 at 7:05 PM

You were close. Neither one is in danger of getting a call from MENSA.

Judge_Dredd on June 12, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Do they have cows in Mississippi?? The funny part is him implying that a lot of those folks knew what he was talking about.

Southernblogger on June 12, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Carson didn’t stab anybody. He tried to stab his annoying friend but the blade broke on the kids belt buckle. He never even scratched the kid but he did learn his lesson.

HotAirian on June 12, 2014 at 7:22 PM

No he actually stabbed a classmate with a knife he just happened to have. I’m trying to figure out how he escaped prosecution. I don’t want to buy the book.

Cindy Munford on June 12, 2014 at 6:56 PM

I suspect since all he stabbed was the guy’s metal belt buckle it wasn’t much of a big deal legal-wise.

whatcat on June 12, 2014 at 7:26 PM

from Dr Carson’s book:

I had real anger issues. I would just fly off the handle and really become quite irrational and try to hurt people with baseball bats, hammers, whatever. In this particular case, I happened to have a large camping knife. And, you know, one of my friends angered me. And I just lunged at his abdomen with the knife. Probably would have seriously injured or killed him, but he happened to have on a large metal belt buckle under his clothing, upon which the blade broke. And, of course, he fled in terror. But I was more horrified than he was, because I realized that I was trying to kill somebody over nothing — and that I would never realize my dreams of becoming a physician. And I would end up in jail, reform school, or the grave. And I just locked myself in the bathroom and started praying

The rest as they say, is history.

HotAirian on June 12, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Oh he is just a national treasure!

Rational Thought on June 12, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Do they have cows in Mississippi?? The funny part is him implying that a lot of those folks knew what he was talking about.

Southernblogger on June 12, 2014 at 7:17 PM

The only people that don’t know about cow tipping are the Big City elitist snobs like Illinidiva.

RickB on June 12, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Please retire Mr. Cochran, you’ve lost your filter. Retire, throw in the towel, bow out, ride off into the sunset with your lady friend and keep some of your dignity intact.

Fallon on June 12, 2014 at 7:35 PM

from Dr Carson’s book:

I had real anger issues. I would just fly off the handle and really become quite irrational and try to hurt people with baseball bats, hammers, whatever. In this particular case, I happened to have a large camping knife. And, you know, one of my friends angered me. And I just lunged at his abdomen with the knife. Probably would have seriously injured or killed him, but he happened to have on a large metal belt buckle under his clothing, upon which the blade broke. And, of course, he fled in terror. But I was more horrified than he was, because I realized that I was trying to kill somebody over nothing — and that I would never realize my dreams of becoming a physician. And I would end up in jail, reform school, or the grave. And I just locked myself in the bathroom and started praying …

The rest as they say, is history.

HotAirian on June 12, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Luckily he didn’t have to do jail time and that the kid actually survived the encounter.

Unlike (IMHO) the non contrite “Savior” that bragged of his drug dealing (ahem) Dr. Carson showed remorse for his actions.

BlaxPac on June 12, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Listen to this guy, forget the indecent remark, why the hell would anyone want him in Washington anymore? He’s just a nice old guy that’s wants to reminisce about old times and maybe take a nap. He’s not a guy that’s going to read letters from his constituents, answer their phone calls, look into issues, write legislation or take part in any other senatorial work of any significance.
What the hell is wrong with people?

lowandslow on June 12, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Cochran is obviously not in complete control of his faculties – this is the sort of blather that reminds voters that Cochran is no longer fit to hold office.

Cochran must be retired.

Pork-Chop on June 12, 2014 at 7:40 PM

whatcat on June 12, 2014 at 7:26 PM HotAirian on June 12, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Sorry, I didn’t realize that the excerpt from the book was there. It is still amazing that this incident didn’t go any further. I can see why he is a devote believer, he knows God was looking out for him.

Cindy Munford on June 12, 2014 at 7:42 PM

According to Wikipedia.org:

Thad Cochran was born in December 1937. He is 76 years old.

He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1978 and is the 3rd most senior Senator.

Before becoming a Senator, Thad Cochran was elected to the House of Representatives in 1972, 1974 and 1976.

So Thad Cochran has been in either the House or the Senate for 42 years.

wren on June 12, 2014 at 6:56 PM

And his handlers are so good it took this long for the public to find out he’s a friggin’ loon.

The politicians want psych evals for all gun owners.

I want psych screenings for all politicians.

clear ether

eon

eon on June 12, 2014 at 7:43 PM

lowandslow on June 12, 2014 at 7:38 PM

I agree. After this I don’t think to many people are going to be caring about whose basement he’s sleeping in or what kind of trips his chief of staff goes on with him. By the same token, I wouldn’t give him any state secrets.

Cindy Munford on June 12, 2014 at 7:45 PM

eon on June 12, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Hey, we oldsters are not loons, we’re old. If you do the psych screening the place will be empty…..oh wait.

Cindy Munford on June 12, 2014 at 7:46 PM

What’s he doing to his mistress, I wonder.

SouthernGent on June 12, 2014 at 6:35 PM

.
Most likely falling asleep beside her… doubt he has much energy for anything else.

ExpressoBold on June 12, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Well…

we are talking Mississippi, after all.

Could be worse.

Could be Arkinsaw.

Could be Willie talkin’ threesome.

Or foursome.

formwiz on June 12, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Carson didn’t stab anybody. He tried to stab his annoying friend but the blade broke on the kids belt buckle. He never even scratched the kid but he did learn his lesson. – HotAirian on June 12, 2014 at 7:22 PM

So for the matter of an inch or so, he would not be who is today.

SC.Charlie on June 12, 2014 at 7:57 PM

First of all (and I say this a citizen of the great state of MS), anyone demanding that we keep guns away from the “crazies” should also be demanding even more stringently that we keep elected offices away from them ,too.

Secondly: “I used to come down here to visit family for Christmas…all my cousins would come here, too”…Yeah, and if ANY OF YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY FROM HATTIESBURG SPENT MORE THAN THEY MADE FOR DECADES ON END LIKE THE US GOVERNMENT UNDER YOUR WATCH HAS, THEN THEY WOULD BE BANKRUPT!

Ole Thad is a great social conservative. There can be no doubt about that. In fact, all of these emails I get from grassfire nation and other places calling him a “liberal Republican” really puzzle me. He’s not. He is, however, VERY FISCALLY INCOMPETENT (and now, evidently, senile) and must be removed from office.

yaedon on June 12, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Some enterprising McDaniel fan should ask him how “gay” he was in his carefree younger years.
I think ‘gay’ stopped being associated with carefreeity in oh, say, 1861.

RushBaby on June 12, 2014 at 6:58 PM

But…isn’t that when Cochran grew up???

yaedon on June 12, 2014 at 8:06 PM

What’s he doing to his mistress, I wonder.

SouthernGent on June 12, 2014 at 6:35 PM

.
Most likely falling asleep beside her… doubt he has much energy for anything else.

ExpressoBold on June 12, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Maybe we can get those 4 ace videographers who filmed his wife to peek in on Thad and his sweetie pie in his infamous basement apartment in DC.

gracie on June 12, 2014 at 8:07 PM

McDaniel response ad.

sharrukin on June 12, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Is his mistress in DC a sheep?

Schadenfreude on June 12, 2014 at 8:13 PM

sharrukin on June 12, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Oy Oy!

Cindy Munford on June 12, 2014 at 8:15 PM

If the coot did animals and harmed them, he needs to go.

If he tortured animals, he needs to go.

If he is a sheep/goat, he needs to go.

This is one of the weirder things politicians said.

Biden said that Iraq “is the biggest obama achievement”.

obama said “Iraq is a free country now. I did it, incl. killing bin Laden…” or something like that.

How many goats/sheep were done in the process the two turkeys didn’t say.

Anyhoo, Cochran, the coot, needs to hold his sick wife’s hand.

One can not read these things in bad fiction.

Schadenfreude on June 12, 2014 at 8:16 PM

McDaniel response ad.

Oh great, now I got the NSA wondering why I watched that.

lowandslow on June 12, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Mississippi is for lovers too!

Cheese Wheel on June 12, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Reaching out for the nube HA troll vote. :p

S. D. on June 12, 2014 at 8:58 PM

cow tipping???
what happens in the “countryside” stays in the “countryside”.

greencalliope on June 12, 2014 at 10:00 PM

But…isn’t that when Cochran grew up???

yaedon on June 12, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I wondered who was going to spike that one. *clink*

RushBaby on June 12, 2014 at 10:06 PM

who are we to judge the relationship between two consenting mammals?

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 12, 2014 at 10:18 PM

McDaniel response ad.

Oh great, now I got the NSA wondering why I watched that.

lowandslow on June 12, 2014 at 8:33 PM

.

cow tipping???

what happens in the “countryside” stays in the “countryside”.

greencalliope on June 12, 2014 at 10:00 PM

.

who are we to judge the relationship between two consenting mammals?

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 12, 2014 at 10:18 PM

.
.

Okay … I admit it . . . . . I laughed at all three . . . : )

listens2glenn on June 12, 2014 at 10:38 PM

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