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Mystery solved: Why Dem Rep. Steve Cohen was tweeting “ILU” to an attractive blonde half his age

posted at 6:59 pm on February 14, 2013 by

As excuses go, this one’s darned solid:

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Oh yeah, I find out about children I have all the time. Blondes are overrated.

antisense on February 14, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Wasn’t she the daughter of one his friends?

Ouch.

Nessuno on February 14, 2013 at 7:06 PM

does the menendez guy have lots n’ lots of ‘daughters’ in Latin America???

/hola ninas….

ted c on February 14, 2013 at 7:10 PM

he only ‘learned of her’ 3 years ago?

dude.

ted c on February 14, 2013 at 7:11 PM

If this were Barney Frank contacting a 24-year-old man, no one would have the guts to cast aspersions of any kind. But, in our incredibly screwed up society, this becomes a scandal.

Django on February 14, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Is he her biological daddy, or her sugar daddy?

BPinNC on February 14, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Why would he delete the tweets then? Weird.

CookeyD on February 14, 2013 at 7:28 PM

he only ‘learned of her’ 3 years ago?

dude.

ted c on February 14, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Democrat resume’ enhancer.

forest on February 14, 2013 at 7:28 PM

BPinNC on February 14, 2013 at 7:16 PM

In my day, we called them our “niece.”

Calling them your “daughter”…just a bit too weird…even for me.

ted c on February 14, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Somebody call Menendez. He may have just found his get out of jail free card.

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Why is it any of our business who he’s tweeting. They’re both adults. Mind your own damn business.

ButterflyDragon on February 14, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Sounds like he has some back child support to pay.

portlandon on February 14, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Seriously? LOL…please…..idiot.

DevilsPrinciple on February 14, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Luke Russert is also an a$$hole….riding deceased Daddy’s coattails…may the farce be with you, Luke…

DevilsPrinciple on February 14, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Was he having an affair with his friend’s wife?

OxyCon on February 14, 2013 at 7:50 PM

I’m still hoping to some day find a millionaire philanthropist son or daughter that I didn’t know I had.

So I can quit my job and they can support in in a better lifestyle than I’m accustomed.

Best I can do is find a stray cat or dog, only to find out it has expensive tastes medical issues.

Oxymoron on February 14, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Bless his heart. Sweet young lady she appears to be.

Bmore on February 14, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Sounds like he has some back child support to pay.

portlandon on February 14, 2013 at 7:37 PM

An old guy with a sweet young “child” like that?

He’s gonna have to pay for some back support.

Assuming, of course, that this “daughter” is merely a trendy new way of saying his “paid-acquaintance.”

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Yes, she’s my “daughter”

vcferlita on February 14, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Assuming, of course, that this “daughter” is merely a trendy new way of saying his “paid-acquaintance.”

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 7:57 PM

I kind of doubt that. Claiming someone is your offspring when they aren’t is actually pretty tough to pull off – there’s really no way to keep people fooled very long.

Just ask Sarah Palin:)

RINO in Name Only on February 14, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Forgotten LOVE CHILD?

Pork-Chop on February 14, 2013 at 8:18 PM

there’s really no way to keep people fooled very long.

RINO in Name Only on February 14, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Barack Hussein Obama has been doing a smashing good job of it for how long now?

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Wow. I guess Memphis is a pretty good fit for him after all.

/that’s not racist right?

KingGold on February 14, 2013 at 8:50 PM

If I ever found out Mr. Maddie had a daughter he “only learned of…three years ago,” the 3 letters I’d be tweeting would be “RIP.”

Maddie on February 14, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Barack Hussein Obama has been doing a smashing good job of it for how long now?

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Well, I only meant on things like paternity and so forth. Keeping people fooled in general is much easier. But to make up a story claiming you’re her father, you have to somehow track down potentially hundreds of people who know who her real father is and silence them all somehow.

(For the record, in case anyone had any doubt, the Palin thing was a joke. Trig Truthers are certifiably insane and should be kept away from sharp objects.)

RINO in Name Only on February 14, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) tells me woman he tweeted during SOTU is in fact his daughter, he only learned of her 3 yrs ago.

What a great guy. See, it was all perfectly innocent. /

farsighted on February 14, 2013 at 8:57 PM

KingGold on February 14, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Shoulda stuck to walkin’ in Memphis.

“Tell me are you a Christian child?”

And I said “Ma’am I am tonight”

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 9:09 PM

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 9:09 PM

You do know what that line means, right?
Marc Cohn, (and me…sometimes.LoL) is Jewish. I had the cassette and wore it out…and yeah-I know Cohen’s a schmuck from Tennessee.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 14, 2013 at 9:38 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 14, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Yep.

How’s that old bit of doggerel go?

“Roses are red.

Violets are bluish.

If it were not for Christmas.

We’d all be Jewish.”

As for Mr. Cohen, with an “e”…if this very attractive young lady were/is his daughter…why would he have to take that extra effort to delete all his tweets with “ILU” in them?

Nothing wrong at all about a dad telling his daughter that he loves her. More dad’s should.

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 9:48 PM

How drunk must her Mom have been?

Adjoran on February 14, 2013 at 9:49 PM

This really tells us a lot about Steve Cohen.

Consider. . . . .you are a woman, and one day discover that you are pregnant by a fellow who is an attorney and not only a well off attorney, but a state senator.

And. . . you decide that you don’t want to marry the attorney/senator. Not only that, you don’t want the senator/attorney in your child’s life at all. In fact, you hide your pregnancy from him, and after the child is born never mention to anybody who the father is, and you do not seek any type of child support at all for the attorney/senator.

And when your child is 16 or 17 — your former lover, the attorney/senator, is elected to the US House of Representatives. Is this the time that you let your teenage daughter know that her father is actually a US Congressman?

Nope — you still don’t want anything to do with the congressman/attorney.

Why?

What could possibly cause you to cover up that your own daughter is the offspring of a prominent Democratic politician?

Narniaman on February 14, 2013 at 9:53 PM

As for Mr. Cohen, with an “e”…if this very attractive young lady were/is his daughter…why would he have to take that extra effort to delete all his tweets with “ILU” in them?
Nothing wrong at all about a dad telling his daughter that he loves her. More dad’s should.

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 9:48 PM

That part really doesn’t add up. It still seems like this would be impossible to fake, though – at least not for very long. Maybe a reporter contacted his office and a staffer with access to his twitter feed didn’t know he had a daughter and panicked?

If he really isn’t her father, there’s no way he’ll be able to keep that a secret more than a few days, so I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

RINO in Name Only on February 14, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) tells me woman he tweeted during SOTU is in fact his daughter, he only learned of her 3 yrs ago.

Father of the Year.

Mitoch55 on February 14, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Father of the Year 2010.

Mitoch55 on February 14, 2013 at 11:35 PM

I did the math for you.

Shy Guy on February 15, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Is he her biological daddy, or her sugar daddy?

BPinNC on February 14, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Thread winner

Wino on February 15, 2013 at 2:11 AM

She doesn’t look much like him, I’m not sure I buy this, how about a DNA test?

Dollayo on February 15, 2013 at 3:13 AM

Hey, Cohen? “Who’s your daddy?” is a rhetorical question.

TexasDan on February 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM

he only ‘learned of her’ 3 years ago?

dude

Slow learner.

Wander on February 15, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Funny… she doesn’t look Jewish.

princetrumpet on February 15, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Well if two men can be together…not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Nutstuyu on February 15, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Gives new meaning to the term ” Beard ” .

Lucano on February 15, 2013 at 10:17 AM

There’s consolation in the schad of knowing the Pravda Democrite Big Media Machine has gotta be pissed and saddened because this fine politician is a Democrite and not a Republican.

Ha… too bad Chrissy and Rachel.

FlaMurph on February 15, 2013 at 11:23 AM

I think we need to get him on Maury for a paternity test.

crrr6 on February 15, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Here’s a “better” photo of the young lady. “Hot” doesn’t begin to describe her.

TXUS on February 15, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Summation:

1) First thing, he claimed that the young lady was the daughter of a close friend. Which means he is saying now that he was either boffing the wife of the friend, or the friend is female and he boffed her. Which leads to the whole series of very cogent questions listed by Narniaman on February 14, 2013 at 9:53 PM above. Add to the equation that at the time, and now, Cohen was/is single and therefore had no marital reason not to at least step up to his responsibilities to a child he fathered.

2) The obviously suspicious attempt to make the twitter messages disappear as his first reaction.

3)It has been noted that if he is the father, the mother’s genetics were far stronger than his.

4) Russert says Cohen claims that the appearance of himself and the young lady at a White House Christmas party proves she is his daughter. That just proves that she accompanied him, not that there relationship was paternal/filial. It would not be the first time that a guest at the White House appeared with an unrelated companion.

5) As far as the supposed “impossibility” of keeping an illicit relationship secret; keep in mind that the entire MSM/legacy media will not investigate anything done by a Democrat, and will do their best to cover up any wrongdoing by one reflexively. When was the last time that the press went after a Democrat before being dragged kicking, screaming, and denying to the facts? If it takes longer than a couple of minutes thought trying to come up with an instance, I claim the point is proved.

6) Then there is the ultimate reason to approach his explanation with absolute skepticism:

The man is not only a Democrat, he is a Democrat member of Congress. When matters of sex, corruption, or misconduct are alleged; their trained reaction is to lie, lie again, and then double down on the lie. If they are instantly backed by the media, especially Leftist commentators, it is confirmatory, if not probative that there is more dirt to be found.

When was the last time that we were told the truth about anything by an elected Democrat?

Absent answers to Narniaman‘s questions, and possibly DNA tests; it is rational first order approximation to assume that like various Kennedys, Weiner, Menendez, etc. that Cohen is simply just another member of the Nomenklatura who is trying to live the life of Trimalchio from Fellini’s movie version of the Satyricon?

There is no reason to automatically take him at his word, as the title “Honorable” as applied to our rulers is purely a figure of speech.

Subotai Bahadur on February 15, 2013 at 12:29 PM

How drunk must her Mom have been?

Adjoran on February 14, 2013 at 9:49 PM

He’s a Ted Kennedy clone. How bound was she or… I’m sorry was she drowning? His was the snickering face behind Maxine Waters declaring the governments power to socialize…take over… “This progressives is about world dominatio…” or some such.
Yes he is definitely a dangerous marxist scumbag.

onomo on February 15, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Here’s a “better” photo of the young lady.“Hot” doesn’t begin to describe her.

TXUS on February 15, 2013 at 12:25 PM

From your link:

“When she let me know she was watching the State of the Union address I was thrilled that she wanted Steve Cohen to be part of her. I had such joy, that I couldn’t hold back from tweeting her,” Cohen said.

Arrgh! Why do some people talk in the third person? It’s so creepy. Yes, that is my takeaway.

Fallon on February 15, 2013 at 2:27 PM

5) As far as the supposed “impossibility” of keeping an illicit relationship secret; keep in mind that the entire MSM/legacy media will not investigate anything done by a Democrat, and will do their best to cover up any wrongdoing by one reflexively. When was the last time that the press went after a Democrat before being dragged kicking, screaming, and denying to the facts? If it takes longer than a couple of minutes thought trying to come up with an instance, I claim the point is proved.

Not sure if this was in reply to what I wrote, but I certainly don’t think it’s impossible, or even very difficult at all, to keep an affair secret. I was speaking strictly about the ability to fake paternity: what on earth is he going to do about the potentially hundreds of people who could know who her real father is?

Still, your other points are very valid, which is why something doesn’t quite add up about this situation to me. But like I said, if she’s not his daughter, we’ll find out very soon – it won’t take very much for some aspiring Breitbart to look into a story like this.

RINO in Name Only on February 15, 2013 at 2:31 PM

^^^replying to:

Subotai Bahadur on February 15, 2013 at 12:29 PM

RINO in Name Only on February 15, 2013 at 2:33 PM