Last December Steve Stivers – Republican candidate for Congress in Ohio’s 15th district – made some creepy comments about a bunch of young High School girls in Cincinnati, calling them “attractive women” and saying that he’s “allowed to window shop, just not buy.”

I don’t think I even posted about it back then because it didn’t seem like such a big deal. A minor slip of the tongue. It could happen to anyone.

But now I’m starting to wonder if I let him off too easy.

Two pieces of information came to my attention today that make me think maybe Steve Stivers’ attraction to young ladies might not be a healthy one.

The first is an article from The Hill about Steve Stivers campaigning at OSU – specifically in sorority houses.

“I just wanted to introduce myself around and say hello to you guys,” says Steve to a bunch of Delta Zeta sorority girls sitting around eating pasta. Odd.

He also gave a speech to Kappa Alpha Theta.

No word on whether he visited any fraternities.

The second new piece of information is this video of Steve nodding along with some local High School cheerleaders…

By itself, not too creepy. But when you add it to the other stuff, it kind of makes you wonder if this guy really represents the “family values” party.

Of course I’m not saying Steve Stivers is a total perv. There certainly isn’t enough evidence to make that assumption.

But as Cliff put it, you do have to wonder if this is the guy you “want to see mentoring a 16-year old Capitol Hill page.”

  • Marquis

    Hey man, traditional marriage is all about middle-aged men getting some teen action (did you know that the actual meaning of the word “nubile” is “marriageable”?) That said, I hope he is prepared to trade some cows and sheep to their fathers should he decide to do more than “window shop”.

  • Earl

    Makes you wonder if one of his first legislative acts will be to institute droit de seigneur.

  • All I have to say is: 630,730 people live in the 15th district, Earl.

  • Mary

    i wonder how his wife feels about that. I also heard that he did that right after his honey-moon!

  • Delco

    Boy- I guess all of those rumours that I heard for years about Stivers were dead wrong. But Joseph, I gotta say that as a woman that it not known as being overly sensitive to such things, I am not able to come up with any context for a man of Steve Stiver’s age to say to high school-aged girls that he is “allowed to window shop, just not buy.” Imagine if a teacher or principal would have said that. He/she would be immediately unemployed.

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