Skip to comments.Tennessee Congressman's Alleged Twitter Love Is Actually His Long Lost Daughter
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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He’s a Dem? Move on, nothing to see here!
I'm glad I'm not a professional journalist. I could never write such prose.
Are there no editors in the media anymore? 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.
If it was a Republican, the media would be asking for DNA proof.
I smell a liberal media coverup. Cohen is an absolute idiot, and an extreme liberal. Or am I being redundant here...
If true, it means that Cohen was interested in women at least once in his life, however fleeting.
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.
Daddy’s little girl wears hooker shoes in bed.
I would abort that. [/sarc]
He’s a Democrat so daughter and girl friend are not mutually exclusive.
Hey,you’ll be sixty some day and want younger women. and older whisky and faster horses.
She appears to be healthy.
Change would to DO.
Gee maybe Bob Menendez has a new cover story.... love child in the Dominican Repub? ..... :)
If you take ONE word at face that this lying idiot utters, you are as crazy as Stevie.
probably true these days
she does have his facial features and peek a boo tattoo.
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.
It appears that you are.
Democrat = Bad
Republican = Bad
"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.
Who’s your (sugar) daddy Miss Brink?
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.
Twitter Love = Bastard
...a practice learned from her father, no doubt.
You made me laugh this morning! Thank you, I needed that!
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.
I hate the liberal Yahoo News.
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...