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Tennessee Congressman's Alleged Twitter Love Is Actually His Long Lost Daughter
The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! ^ | February 14, 2013 | Adam Clark Estes

Posted on 02/15/2013 4:18:43 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat, attracted unwanted attention during the State of the Union address, when press reported on what appeared to be flirtatious tweets sent to a very pretty 24-year-old blonde. It didn't help Cohen's case when he then deleted the tweets just a few minutes. Oh no, it's another Weinergate only not as exciting because there's no penis photo, the conservative media crowed. Turns out Rep. Cohen actually has a very pretty 24-year-old daughter, a fact that has been kept secret from the public for, well, 24 years. Scandal dodged. Sort of.

It's actually pretty sweet story. Cohen told NBC News the whole thing on Thursday. Yes, Brinks has a secret daughter. Her name is Victoria Brink, and she appears to have had some sort of career as a bikini model. The congressman only found out about her three years ago. "I googled her mother, found out she had a child and the math looked pretty accurate," he said. "The mom told me we had a lot of catching up to do." Since then, Cohen's done his best to be a good dad. He's given her a tour of the Capitol and even took her to the White House Christmas party, where he asked the official photographer to take two pictures — one with him and Brinks together and one without Brinks — since nobody else knew about the situation. After that, Brinks took a trip to Memphis, Cohen's home district, though it's unclear if she hung out with dear old dad.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: cohen; twitter

1 posted on 02/15/2013 4:18:50 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He’s a Dem? Move on, nothing to see here!


2 posted on 02/15/2013 4:21:59 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
It didn't help Cohen's case when he then deleted the tweets just a few minutes.

I'm glad I'm not a professional journalist. I could never write such prose.

3 posted on 02/15/2013 4:24:56 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Are there no editors in the media anymore? Brinks or Brink, which is it you morons!


4 posted on 02/15/2013 4:27:54 AM PST by MisterI
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To: MisterI
Brinks or Brink, which is it you morons!

Yeah, That was the next question I was going to ask but then I decided it wasn't worth it.

5 posted on 02/15/2013 4:30:01 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: MisterI
Yes, Brinks has a secret daughter.

And did they really mean that Cohen has a secret daughter?
6 posted on 02/15/2013 4:30:21 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If it was a Republican, the media would be asking for DNA proof.


7 posted on 02/15/2013 4:43:34 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I smell a liberal media coverup. Cohen is an absolute idiot, and an extreme liberal. Or am I being redundant here...


8 posted on 02/15/2013 4:48:04 AM PST by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If true, it means that Cohen was interested in women at least once in his life, however fleeting.


9 posted on 02/15/2013 4:50:38 AM PST by rashley (Rashley)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The woman's name is Victoria Brink (not Brinks), and she seems like a nice young woman - not guilty. As for the Congressman, I have trouble seeing this as either a career-ender or a pretty sweet story. It's sweet when you marry your high school sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter like this girl. It sad when you jump in bed with a near stranger (someone who could spend the next nine months pregnant and you wouldn't notice) and then discover twenty one years later that you're a dad. It's creepy when a man in his 60s is chasing a young woman like this girl. The congressman missed sweet and he (apparently) missed creepy; I'm going with sad.

10 posted on 02/15/2013 4:57:51 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: Pollster1

Daddy’s little girl wears hooker shoes in bed.


11 posted on 02/15/2013 5:06:10 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I would abort that. [/sarc]


12 posted on 02/15/2013 5:15:01 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Pollster1

He’s a Democrat so daughter and girl friend are not mutually exclusive.


13 posted on 02/15/2013 5:38:30 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Pollster1

Hey,you’ll be sixty some day and want younger women. and older whisky and faster horses.


14 posted on 02/15/2013 5:38:45 AM PST by Patriot365
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To: Casie

She appears to be healthy.


15 posted on 02/15/2013 5:43:30 AM PST by billhilly
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I am willing to take this story and Rep. Steve Cohen's explanation at face value until it is proved false.
Most if not all of us have something in our background that could come back to haunt us. If Rep. Cohen is telling the truth, then I applaud him for facing up to it and not lying like 99.9999% of all politicians would.

Scratch that.

Change would to DO.

16 posted on 02/15/2013 5:57:12 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: COBOL2Java

Gee maybe Bob Menendez has a new cover story.... love child in the Dominican Repub? ..... :)


17 posted on 02/15/2013 6:06:17 AM PST by wwworkingguy
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To: Pollster1
The mother had to be stone drunk to even talk to, much less sleep to sleep with this ball less piece of pond scum. I know this nut ball, as he used to be the Congressperson of my district. My guess is that he is lying, something that old Steve is really good at.
18 posted on 02/15/2013 6:07:59 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Tupelo

If you take ONE word at face that this lying idiot utters, you are as crazy as Stevie.


19 posted on 02/15/2013 6:11:26 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: SampleMan

lol!

probably true these days


20 posted on 02/15/2013 6:17:41 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Pollster1

she does have his facial features and peek a boo tattoo.


21 posted on 02/15/2013 6:19:51 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Oh. I see.
Steve Cohen is a Democrat, therefore he is a liar.

What simple way to look at everything.
Democrat = Bad
Republican = Good

Sorry, but I am just not that Simple.


22 posted on 02/15/2013 7:01:26 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: Tupelo

It appears that you are.


23 posted on 02/15/2013 7:03:50 AM PST by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: Tupelo

It’s

Democrat = Bad
Republican = Bad


24 posted on 02/15/2013 7:06:54 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Fatherly tweet:

"miss u/wil call later_-give me a good time."

I assume he's just asking for a good time when he could call, but some people might misinterpret him asking her to give him "a good time".

He's a democrat, so it's silly to hope the media will be as rough on him as they are on a republican who does something questionable. I suspect they will continue to go easy on him. It's not like he took a drink of water or something similarly career ending.

25 posted on 02/15/2013 7:07:20 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Who’s your (sugar) daddy Miss Brink?


26 posted on 02/15/2013 7:17:36 AM PST by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

From the Atlantic Wire story:

“While we’re eager to find out more details in the story of the Tennessee congressmen and his secret bikini-clad daughter, we’re in no rush to dive into another Twitter-induced political scandal. There are more important things going on in the world.”

Conspicuous by its absence is any statement from Miss Brink confirming that yes, she is the congressman’s daughter. The Atlantic Wire reporter apparently didn’t even try to contact her for confirmation. He just took the Democratic congressman’s word for it.

We all know what the Atlantic Wire reporter would have done and written if Cohen had been a Republican. But hey, he’s a Democrat. Nothing to see here. Time to move on.


27 posted on 02/15/2013 7:23:17 AM PST by Bryan
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Twitter Love = Bastard


28 posted on 02/15/2013 7:26:20 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Casie

...a practice learned from her father, no doubt.


29 posted on 02/15/2013 7:29:43 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky
...a practice learned from her father, no doubt.

You made me laugh this morning! Thank you, I needed that!

30 posted on 02/15/2013 8:17:49 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: Tupelo

I did NOT even mention the word Democrate. You are wrong, you either can’t read or you are simple. I have known this guy for years and years.


31 posted on 02/15/2013 12:13:17 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Coldwater Creek

correction Democrat


32 posted on 02/15/2013 12:17:24 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Pan_Yan

I hate the liberal Yahoo News.


33 posted on 02/15/2013 11:10:19 PM PST by conservative98
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

And if she had been adopted he might never have known. A possibility she may not have known either.

Things like this happen a lot in recent decades. I think people should leave the young woman alone. Perhaps the comments such as some in this thread are WHY the mother didn’t tell him.

Some are saying the mother was a stranger to the guy? Then how did he remember her name to look her up? And, for the poster who said how would you see someone for 9 mos. while pregnant and not know? How do you know he was even around?

Signed, a “bastard” myself who feels sorry for this young woman who brought none of this on herself...


34 posted on 02/16/2013 12:56:44 AM PST by LibertyRocks
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