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Menendez And The Young Dominican Girl He Is Following on Twitter

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:28 am

Jim Treacher: Why is Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) following a very young-looking Dominican girl on Twitter? (The post has pictures of the girl with Menendez.)

To answer his question: there could be a number of reasons. It could be innocent: a girl who met the politician through a school program. (I seem to remember Anthony Weiner following a high school girl he met through a school program.)

Or it could be not so innocent. (I seem to remember Anthony Weiner exchanging DMs with that girl and using a phrase he used in sex talk with adult women. And then different stories being told about the number of DMs they had exchanged.)

It seems to me that the final shoe has not yet dropped here.

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UPDATE: To be clear: there is no reason to suspect the girl has done anything wrong by posing with Menendez. But there is reason to wonder whether *his* posing with her and following her is creepy.

47 Responses to “Menendez And The Young Dominican Girl He Is Following on Twitter”

  1. only a racist would pursue this story.

    redc1c4 (403dff)

  2. Menendez prolly just wanted to stay up on current events in the DR.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  3. If indicted he’s going to plead insanity, he’s crazy about that young stuff.

    ropelight (b73756)

  4. Medicare fraud is not looked at kindly by the feds. Sen. Menendez should pick his friends more carefully. If the doctor thought he was insulating himself from scrutiny by being BFF with a powerful US Senator he should have taken Bob bowling instead of to the brothel. It’s too late for both of them, now.

    elissa (1c0cc3)

  5. from the DC:

    Meanwhile, federal investigators raided Melgen’s flagship eye clinic in south Florida Tuesday night in an operation that an FBI source told TheDC was related to Menendez in some way.

    Melgen also owes the federal government more than $11 million in back taxes, and the Miami Herald has reported that he may be under investigation for Medicare fraud.

    So–who’s in bigger trouble? Who’s the bigger fish? And, who are the feds trying to flip on who?

    elissa (1c0cc3)

  6. How does an ophthalmologist from Miami get port security contracts in the Dom Rep?

    JD (b63a52)

  7. ==How does an ophthalmologist from Miami get port security contracts in the Dom Rep?==

    Well, just a guess, but it prolly helps if you are friends with and providing free secret recreational trips to a big shot on Capitol Hill, JD.

    WaPo, the Dog Trainer, CNN, Politico, Salon, and several other not-so-right-wing “echo machine” outfits are now on various aspects of this case, and they have questions. As I said yesterday, the administration has apparently at the very least unhandcuffed their media buddies to report on this story– and at this point the WH may actually be encouraging them to report flack it. Shows what an embarrassing and damaging mess it is for them and how much trouble Menensez is in.

    elissa (1c0cc3)

  8. “he should have taken Bob bowling instead of to the brothel”

    elissa – You never know, Menendez might have been practicing his bowling ball grip on the jailbait.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  9. What a charming joke to make to a lady.

    Leviticus (17b7a5)

  10. Democrat corruption mixed with exploitation of young women … no wonder the MSM pays no attention, nothing new.

    SPQR (768505)

  11. “Democrat corruption mixed with exploitation of young women”

    SPQR – Not to mention discrimination against U.S. sex workers or is he going to claim this is another example of JAWD.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  12. 9. What a charming joke to make to a lady.

    Comment by Leviticus (17b7a5) — 2/2/2013 @ 3:10 pm

    Let’s see.

    A US Senator is apparently traveling on a regular basis to a tier 2 (per the DoS Trafficking In Persons report) third world country in order to have sex with teen aged prostitutes.

    In the private foreign residence of a major campaign donor.

    On a private jet, for which he doesn’t pay, owned by a major donor.

    Who apparently wrangled an illegal contract out of the Dominicans, who only agreed to meet the terms under duress because the US Senator used his influence with the State Dept. on behalf of his donor.

    Who owes $11 million in taxes.

    And apparently is committing Medicare fraud.

    And if found guilty would be the third major donor the US Senator’s campaign to go to prison since the November election.

    And our resident liberal Leviticus is concerned about policing….


    Sounds about right.

    Steve57 (544a72)

  13. From the DoS TIP report.

    The Dominican Republic is a source, transit, and destination
    country for men, women, and children subjected to sex
    trafficking and forced labor. Reports indicate that Dominican
    women and children are subjected to sex trafficking throughout
    the Dominican Republic, the Caribbean, Europe, South
    America, the Middle East, and the United States. Additionally,
    child sex tourism is a problem, particularly in coastal resort
    areas of the Dominican Republic
    , with child sex tourists
    arriving year-round from the United States and European

    Coastal resort areas? Do they mean like the place Senator Menendez traveled 20 times in the past 2 years?

    Casa De Campo

    Leviticus is very concerned about this because someone may…

    say something off-color.

    I mean the Democrats can circle the wagons around this scumbag, that’s cool.

    But if someone says something risque about it, THAT’S going to get his dander up.

    Steve57 (544a72)

  14. Imagine if that was an R, instead of the next D Sen Committee Chairman.

    JD (b63a52)

  15. JD, I imagine Dingy Harry Reid’s unnamed unidentified source who accused Romney of being a tax cheat would be feeding all sorts of allegations that he’d demand that R prove himself innocent of. Again.

    As opposed to these days when Dingy Harry Reid’s unnamed anonymous source is reminding him to keep telling the press you can’t trust the story about the D because of the shady aspects of the source.

    Steve57 (544a72)

  16. Menendez ought to claim that he was tracking illegal ATF assault weapons being smuggled by teenage hookers coerced into working for international drug cartels.

    The Justice Department would stonewall any investigation and President Obama would exert Executive Privilege.

    Who knows, Menendez might even get awarded a peace medal for his crime fighting exploits.

    ropelight (b73756)

  17. I think Leviticus was obviously just trying to be chivalrous toward me. Most regulars here (especially daley) know I don’t blush easily, but I think it was sweet for L. to want to make sure I wasn’t offended by you other potty mouth men! :)

    elissa (1c0cc3)

  18. Steve-O,

    Let me get this straight: daleyrocks says “You never know, Menendez might have been practicing his bowling ball grip on the jailbait” and I’m the one who’s making light of child sex slavery?

    How does that work, again?

    Leviticus (17b7a5)

  19. Maybe so, elissa. But one of the underaged girls in the Dominican Republic was a Russian named Svetlana.

    I ask you to consider how a Russian girl under 18 managed to become a Caribbean prostitute, and come up with a scenario where it was of her own free will.

    I have a pretty vivid imagination, and I can’t do it.

    Just saying, there is stuff here to be outraged about. But a joke about the scumbag that exploited Svetlana? Not one of them.

    I’m not making light of the other girls, the Dominicans and the Colombian. I just pick out the Russian because if Menendez had her delivered to his resort bungalow or whatever there is no way he can claim he didn’t know what he was getting involved in.

    But you know me, elissa. Mr. Potty Mouth.

    Steve57 (544a72)

  20. Leviticus, I think Menendez should become the butt of all the jokes we can think of before he becomes prisoner no. whatever.

    I didn’t see daley’s comment as making light of sex slavery so much as making light of Menendez.
    Which I think is mandatory. Anybody who does this should be an object of ridicule and contempt.

    Steve57 (544a72)

  21. Foley.

    JD (8fc815)

  22. Steve57???????, We are fussing over the flip bowling ball remark from daley responding to the flip comment where I started that line of thought a few earlier? I can’t imagine there is anyone on this thread who isn’t appalled by the lives these and many other young girls have been forced into by circumstances well beyond their control. Certainly no one is excusing Menendez or giving him any benefit of the doubt that I can see or blaming the girls.

    elissa (1c0cc3)

  23. Wasn’t defending Menendez, Steve-O. Pretty obvious.

    Leviticus (17b7a5)

  24. People that make ribald jokes should be shunned.

    JD (b63a52)

  25. elissa, Leviticus, I think you’re missing my point. If it were in my power, every time Sen. Menendez’s worthless self showed up on TV the words “Senator Robert Menendez (D-Jailbait) or something like it would be displayed until he had to crawl under a rock.

    JD kinda sorta made my point. Mark Foley didn’t commit any identifiable crime. He’s gone. Menendez may not ever be prosecuted. The Caribbean’s a pretty big place and whoever traffics in these girls can traffic them out of the Dominican Republic or worse.

    Just saying, sometimes ridicule is all you’re left with. I don’t see how you can ridicule someone for committing an offensive act without referencing the offense.

    I really don’t see how, out of all the things that you could get P.O.’d about, the joke would be thing that would trip your trigger. And maybe we see it differently, but I saw it aimed at Menendez. As it should be.

    Steve57 (544a72)

  26. Ironically, CREW knew about this in March of last year, yet they kept it ‘on the down low’

    narciso (3fec35)

  27. 23. Wasn’t defending Menendez, Steve-O. Pretty obvious.

    Comment by Leviticus (17b7a5) — 2/2/2013 @ 5:03 pm

    Very obvious. Which is why I never said you were defending Menendez.

    Steve57 (544a72)

  28. 26. Ironically, CREW knew about this in March of last year, yet they kept it ‘on the down low’

    Comment by narciso (3fec35) — 2/2/2013 @ 6:02 pm

    Speaking of being in the know, it’s entirely possible that I.C.E. delayed arresting and deporting the Peruvian child molester interning at Menendez’s office because the boss man was under investigation for the Dominican under-age hookers.

    That sentence, in and of itself, must at the very least violate several treaties and perhaps the UN Charter.

    I’m going to take a shower now.

    But before I do, I think it’s appropriate to ask once again what was the deal with this guy and the Dominican Republic?

    He kept his Punta Cana property off his financial disclosure forms and his taxes for how many years?

    I mean, one might suspect he was up to something down there he didn’t want anyone to learn about.

    If you have a suspicious mind. Which I do.

    Steve57 (544a72)

  29. Well in Rangel’s case, it would have countered his ‘man of the people’ image, not that it matters, they still voted for him.

    narciso (3fec35)

  30. Leviticus – If we had more political parties and hence more politicians I’m sure we would never have any more of these Menendez money for influence jailbait hooker incidents.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  31. steve57- Good grief. I am not p.o’d, and there is not a single word I said that could possibly have led you to believe that. It seems to me like you’re the one who’s showing p.o. behavior and pontificating that no one gets your point. But why? We’re all on the same page with respect to Menendez. I made a typically snarky comment, daley made a typically ribald comment in reply, leviticus made a typically snarky comment in reply to that. You went ballistic. And apparently can’t let it go. People on here snark and snarl and talk past each other all the time. It’s a blog.

    It is also cocktail hour in my time zone and I have just had a very nice glass of zinfandel. Even if it is not yet cocktail hour in your time zone, you can cheat and pretend it is. Let’s move on, shall we?

    elissa (1c0cc3)

  32. daley, now that Menendez has had state lean on the Dominicans to honor that port security contract with his bud/pimp Dr. Mengele…

    Excuse me, Melgen…

    I’m sure all that “money for influence jailbait hooker” nonsense will be put to a stop.

    Yessiree, no more containers full of underaged Russian sex slaves on those ships entering port Santo Domingo.

    Yessiree bob. Nothing more to see here, folks. Move along. I believe Dingy Harry will announce another anonymous rumor about Paul Ryan at the end of his press conference in support of Menendez.

    Who knew? The Dominican Republic is also a major destination for elderly Senatorial Mormon missionaries.

    Steve57 (544a72)

  33. He should buy her off with an Easy Bake Oven.

    Pinandpuller (a12946)

  34. Pinandpuller – Or some American Girl dolls.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  35. elissa, I don’t think I ever said you were P.O.’d.

    I certainly never thought you were. I didn’t mean “you” specifically. I meant it generically. As in “if you’re going to hike in the Alps you’ll need…” You One could replace “you” with “someone” and the meaning wouldn’t be altered.

    I was actually agreeing with you in a preemptive way. As in “Quit being a cop. Take off your badge and have a drink. daley’s joke was fine.”

    I would join you in the zin, elissa, but I find at the start of Obama’s second term wine just doesn’t pack enough mind altering chemicals to make me achieve mellow anymore.

    So if you don’t mind I’ll just freebase some heroin. Cheers.

    Steve57 (544a72)

  36. Like McCluskey on AirPlane, you picked a wrong week to quit . . .

    narciso (3fec35)

  37. I don’t want Pat to get any grief if it appears I’m advocating or participating in any illegal activity.

    So I just wanted to point out that “I’ll just freebase some heroin” is my way of saying I’ll just snort some 190 proof Polish Vodka.

    Steve57 (544a72)

  38. “daley’s joke was fine.”

    I can splain it if people didn’t unnerstan. Ima giver.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  39. As the investigator that broke this salacious story is looking into another line unrelated of Menendez’ relations with underage workers he might just be sleeping wit da fishies real soon.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  40. ==I was actually agreeing with you in a preemptive way. As in “Quit being a cop. Take off your badge==

    So we’re good, Steve. I’m going to assume you also meant the whole cop and badge thaing as “generic”, too, even tho the start of the comment was specifically addressed to me. Cuz I hope the big smiley face after the “potty mouth” remark about my wonderful blog bros was a pretty good giveaway, at least to most, that I was funnin’ y’all.

    elissa (1c0cc3)

  41. elissa, one thing you have to learn about me and my old white hurry-up-and-die-already obsolete male ways; I’m not down with smiley faces.

    The Ithaca ten gauge, yes. Emoticons, no.

    Steve57 (544a72)

  42. I always thought Menendez has a weird, childish face.

    Apropos of nothing, but he just looks weird.

    Patricia (be0117)

  43. When pondering the nature of this relationship, one might consider her screen name “unapologeticXX” as a clue, albeit not a dispositive one.

    David Pittelli (7ad332)

  44. But there is reason to wonder whether *his* posing with her and following her is creepy.

    True, but seeing as the fact that he’s breathing is rather creepy, this is not a particularly high bar you’re dealing with…

    Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master and Labeler of the Obama-Naut (98ae1f)

  45. Steve, the “free base” form of heroin would be morphine, a slightly weaker and much less controversial opiate. Needless to say, no one speaks of free basing heroin.

    David Pittelli (7ad332)

  46. Last time I saw Dominican Hookers was in Costa Rica.
    International oil workers working the Venezuela oil fields would work and 15 days on and then 15 days off schedule.
    So the’d rent a place on the beach and rent some girls for the time as well.
    The big sportfishing tournaments out of the Playa Carrillo area would fly in plane loads. (The planes hold maybe 10 people, land on a muddy runway)
    They would often bring Russian girls out of the Dominican who I heard were sorted traded by one crime group in the Carribean to a group in Russia to add variety to each others businesses.
    I heard some of the Russian girls had been such a problem.. working on the side while the guys were out fishing etc that they left them behind to fend for themselves.
    Hopefully they all found nice young Ticos who had always wanted a blonde wife and lived happily ever after making pico de gallo, but I doubt it

    steveg (831214)

  47. 45. …Needless to say, no one speaks of free basing heroin.

    Comment by David Pittelli (7ad332) — 2/3/2013 @ 6:01 am

    Except, as is true in my case, one is euphemistically speaking of destroying brain cells so one (see elissa; I’m avoiding the word “you”) will never ever remember Obama had a second term.

    Pro investment tip (MD in Philly): Gold? Hell no!. Convert your increasingly worthless Bronco Bama Bucks to ‘shine. You can trade Everclear for just about anything.

    Steve57 (544a72)

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