Michael Brodkorb's Twitter feed offers insight into life during Amy Koch controversy

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Michael Brodkorb's Twitter strategy: Genius or crazy?
Michael Brodkorb's Twitter feed is getting too strange to ignore.

Brodkorb, a longtime powerhouse of Minnesota's Republican Party, lost his positions with the GOP senate communications staff and Sen. Mike Parry's congressional campaign last week in the wake of the scandal surrounding recently resigned Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch's "inappropriate relationship."

Dogged by questions about his untimely departure -- and whether it's related to news of Koch's affair with a subordinate senate staffer who has yet to be named -- Brodkorb has spent the past five days keeping the world apprised of his thoughts on everything except the pressing matter at hand.

It's an interesting social media strategy, so we decided to examine his tweets in an effort to read the tea leaves.

First, let's rewind to December 12. Back then, Brodkorb still worked for the GOP, and everything was going swimmingly:


This sunshine was so uncharacteristic of Brodkorb, he had to follow it up with another tweet to testify that his account had not been hacked.

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This movie is helping Michael Brodkorb get through a tough time.

But the days to come would not be as pleasant.

Last Wednesday, Brodkorb was confronted by Secretary of the Senate Cal Ludeman, and told he no longer worked for the GOP. The story of his ouster officially broke Friday.

Hours later, Brodkorb decided to watch a movie -- the 1981 Brian De Palma flick "Blow Out." The movie is a political thriller about a governor running for president who is found dead after his car plunges into the water with a prostitute in the driver's seat.

It was an interesting choice, given the circumstances, but Brodkorb gave it a rave review at 1:44 a.m. Saturday:

By the next day, every newspaper in town was reporting on news of Koch's affair with a senate staffer, as well as Brodkorb's departure from the senate. With rumors flying, Brodkorb seemed to be trying to project an air of obliviousness: He later explained that he never would have bought Planet of the Apes had he known that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals had given the film its blessing: In between movies, Brodkorb devoted time to getting in shape and making sure he looked dapper: By Tuesday, Brodkorb's movie marathon had brought him to Green Lantern. He panned it, and in the process revealed that he's a closet comic book geek:
So what does it all amount to? Is it snark? Some kind of ingenious strategy to throw the press off his scent? The incoherent ramblings of a broken man?

Brodkorb ain't talking, so we'll watch his Tweets for answers.

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16 comments
Nick Coleman
Nick Coleman

You missed the money shot, a short-lived change to Brodkorb's Twitter profile that was posted on his Twitter account Dec 18, then deleted on Dec 19: I picked it up and tweeted it on the 19th, shortly before it went away. It said, in total:I like politics, a lot. Some politics or should I say politicians, a little too much.

Sean
Sean

damn dude your sex life really should suck that you had to start banging that cow. 

Pierce Thompson McFatty
Pierce Thompson McFatty

Tweets and blogs are for narcissistic,self absorbed wankers.Who cares what a get rich quick republican wannabe with no moral compass watches cause his life is suburban hell.

what
what

Why would anyone vomit out all of this pathetic, boring shit to the internet?

Bob Parker
Bob Parker

This specimen proved himself long ago to be an antisocial and narcissistic douchenozzle. These latest reports only underscore how useless he and his words are to society; relegated to the dustbin, I reckon. 

Katrinka
Katrinka

Only a woman would understand that he's trying to act like it couldn't possibly be him because by this point his wife is monitoring his every move, including his twitter feed and he's busy saying to her "It wasn't me!" and telling her that he's ok taking the hit for it because it protects some other poor guy, and that the best way to deal with it is to "carry on with our lives and ignore it."

Pyro
Pyro

He gives new meaning to the term SHALLOW.

Hahaha
Hahaha

I too was amazed at how dismissive he is of all this, especially for someone who runs a blog called MinnesotaDemocratsExposed.  He's someone who has made it his life to ruin people, who had blogged 3-4 times a day about personal lives.  Not a political thing, but a respect thing, this man has not an ounce or shred of dignity to ever cast the first stone.   I hope the GOP knows what's best and buries him deep into the ground. 

mike brodkorb
mike brodkorb

To get a true insight into Brodkorb's thoughts folllow @mike_brodkorb

wmforr
wmforr

And curiously a weekend he neither spends with his wife nor mentions her.  Was this before or after she called the cops because he was breaking furniture in a one-man-one-woman rage?

TJSWIFT
TJSWIFT

I knew it. All this asinine, 3rd grade tittering is just the verbalization of a pack of brain-dead leftists grasping for a few juicy visuals to take to the bathroom with them....enjoy your cob, cornhole dude.

Darling
Darling

The guy doesn't even try to do the whole love-my-wife white-wash that other Rs and Ds did following their sexytime revelations.  It's like damn boy if you really hate your wife and kids, join the 50% and get a divorce.  It's unfortunate the political mantra of the new Rs force people to hold onto their failed marriages.  

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Sweet pic of your chunky gf on your twitter profile! Makes sense that you'd confide in Mr Brodcob's (conbcob?) gravitation toward the *ahem* 'larger' ilk of ladies like Koch!

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