Monday, February 14, 2011

Congressman Chris Lee trying to get that sweet Chocolate.

What do you have when a married Republican Congressman sends flirtatious e-mail messages and a shirtless photo of himself to a woman online? You have the plot for a story on the Lifetime Movie Network. But if the woman was black and the politician was white? You might have the script to a Tyler Perry play!!

Second-term congressman Chris Lee was an up and coming politician from Western NY. The 46 year old fiscal conservative was known for bringing his family to campaign events. And he recently was given a seat on the Ways and Means Committee. But deep beneath the surface, everything about Rep. Lee was not what it seemed.

Yesha Callahan, a 34 year old single mother, put an ad on Craigslist in the “women seeking men” section.

Side Note: I though Craigslist was for buying and selling goods or services? Lately it seems to be used for selling prostitutes and hook ups!! Hold up?! I guess those would be considered goods and services…

Callahan received a response from a Christopher Lee shortly after her request was posted. He described himself as a 39 year old, 190 pound, 6 foot, blond hair and blue eyed lobbyist. Callahan being cautious about the response requested a photo from Christopher Lee. This is where the story gets good!!! I guess we can assume that Rep. Lee (i.e. Christopher Lee) knew that Callahan was Black. And from the photo of her, she definitely is a Sista!!!! What I don’t understand is why Rep. Lee decided to step out on his wife via Craigslist? I’m sure he could find an escort service that provides black women. Was it all these Beyonce commercials that drove him to do this? I know watching all that thickness can drive a man to madness. Or was it that sex scene with Billy Bob Thornton and Halle Berry in the movie “Monsters Ball?” Either way, Rep. Lee made two miscalculations after Callahan requested a photo.

First Miscalculation: He sent an actual photo. Why? This was his opportunity to back out and get back to stopping Health Care. He actually sent a photo where Callahan could see his face. Ooops…my bad!! I forgot!! He also sent shirtless photos…. à la Bishop Eddie Long. I don’t understand why these photos are so popular. It seems like people love taking those bathroom shots. I’ve even seen photos of people where the bathroom was dirty (geeezzz!!)

Second Miscalculation: He sent the photos to a Blogger. Rep. Lee did not have a clue that Callahan was an actual Blogger. If he did, he would have been a dummy for sending photos. I think I need to provide this following message for all the non-bloggers reading this. You NEVER EVER EVER send information (i.e. photos, documents, and emails) to a Female Blogger because they will research to verify if it’s true!!!!

Callahan ended up doing her due diligence and found out that Lee was the biggest liar this side of the Mississippi (He’s not in his 30’s and his hair actually looks Salt and Pepper-ish). And the website ended up getting the story of the incident. With a name like “Gawker” you know that your business is about to be on front street. And Rep. Lee ended up resigning before the Republicans would have driven a stake through his heart. Awhile back I would have said Strom Thurmond (when he was living) would be grief stricken by this incident. But we all know now that he liked a little taste of chocolate himself.

What makes this whole incident so weird is not the color issue. Sure I’ve got jokes for days about that. And that is only because of the strained relationship between MOST blacks and Republicans. The speed at which this incident was swept up under the rug doesn’t even phase me. The story broke so close to the weekend that it was Friday night before I received the whole story. I kept hearing people giving kudos to fellow blogger - The Black Snob - for getting the lowdown. I remember when she was just starting out. I never imagined she would be involved in “swirlgate.” What makes this story so weird is that they never had sex. This man possibly/maybe-ish ruined his career and he didn’t even get a taste. In the movie “Harlem Nights” (excerpt shown above) the guy that leaves his wife had sex numerous times with “Sunshine.” “Sunshine” was an attractive black woman that was said to have the best nappy dugout ever. Most politicians that get caught in this predicament have actually done the deed. Rep. Lee has got to be the worst adulterer of the Last Decade!!! This man had his career cut short over a knock bootless affair!!!

On a positive note, we have short memories in America. If the person that takes over for him does a horrible job, he might be remembered for being a great politician. And then he will get a television show on CNN like another famous New Yorker.


uglyblackjohn said...

Dude, I live a small, racist, Southern town.
My rental houses are near the refinery and port.
The hookers on the block make most of their money from all these racist white guys who are in the neighborhood more than me.

Montana said...

The party of "Family Values" my ass, more like the "Party of hypocrites". Poor Christopher Lee, at least he resigned! What about "hush money" Senator John Ensign (R-NV) and "diaper boy" Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)! Too Funny!

Citizen Ojo said...

uglyblackjohn - Is it a case of good enough in the behind closed doors but not good enough in public?

Montana - They seem to have sexual issues that stem from pretending to be something they are not. I think trying to be wholesome is hard when you really arent. Just like most people.