Alex Blaze

David Brooks got the bad touch from a Republican Senator

Filed By Alex Blaze | July 13, 2009 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Media
Tags: David Brooks, lawrence o'donnell, republican

I can't beat all the "point to where the Senator touched you on the doll, David" jokes out there, but can I just point out how weird this admission from David Brooks is?

BROOKS: You know, all three of us spend a lot of time covering politicians and I don't know about you guys, but in my view, they're all emotional freaks of one sort or another. They're guaranteed to invade your personal space, touch you. I sat next to a Republican senator once at dinner and he had his hand on my inner thigh the whole time. I was like, ehh, get me out of here.


BROOKS: I can only imagine what happens to you guys.

O'DONNELL: Sorry, who was that?

BROOKS: I'm not telling you, I'm not telling you.

And he didn't, I dunno, push the senator's hand away? Like a normal human being?

The real victim here, though, is the senator who hit on David Brooks, only to be strung along for a whole evening and then rejected. That's gotta hurt.

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David Castillo David Castillo | July 14, 2009 12:34 AM

Senator Graham, perchance?

Sounds a little fishy to me.

A. J. Lopp | July 14, 2009 3:00 PM

There are only two possibilities:

(1) David Brooks, who mentions only "they're guaranteed to invade your personal space", is a bit naive and did not recognize this hand-on-inner-thigh as an explicitly sexual come-on, or

(2) David Brooks is yet another goodlooking straight pick-tease, and enjoys talking about it.

Most likely is (2) --- Brooks tells this story with a slight aire of braggadocio. I think Alex is right, that Brooks led the senator on for the sheer ego-trip of it.

Guys, the world is full'o'em.