As Modern pointed out earlier this evening, we discovered today that Republican State Representative Robert Mecklenborg was arrested half drunk, with Viagra in his system, back in April.

According to the arrest records, Mecklenborg was pulled over near the Burger King at the corner of Lorey Lane and US 50 in Lawrenceburg Indiana. Records indicate that a woman named Tiona Roberts was in the car when he was pulled over.

According to Google Maps, there are only two points of interest – besides the Burger King, of course – on Route 50 in this area. One is the Hollywood casino and the other is the Concepts Show Girls strip club, which is less than a two minute drive from where Mecklenborg was pulled over.

I haven’t been there, but Yelp’s trusted reviewers tell me that Concepts is THE place to stop if you “need a quick bit of action before or after” visiting the casino. “You won’t be disapppointed (sic).”

We did a little research and discovered that Ms. Roberts has personal connections to Concepts Show Girls which, in our opinion, likely indicate she works there.

It’s certainly possible that Mecklenborg, 59, and Roberts, 26, are just old friends. Or maybe they met at the local Burger King after bonding over the new Viagra shake. Or maybe he was just giving her a ride to work after her car broke down on Route 50.

I fully admit, I don’t know WHY Ms. Roberts was riding around with a drunk and viagra-filled Mecklenborg. But I can make some guesses, and I’m sure you can too.

All I know for sure is this: a very attractive 26 year old woman who has connections to a strip club in Lawrenceburg, Indiana was in the car with 59 year old Republican State Representative Robert Mechlenborg at 12:08AM when he was pulled over by the Indiana State Police and subsequently tested positive for alcohol and Viagra.

I’m taking bets that Mechlenborg resigns before the end of the day on Friday. I’m going to go out on a limb as say… exactly 4:58PM on the dot.

Any takers?

 
  • http://twitter.com/JMBlair Jen

    If he was a public school teacher, he would have lost his job by now.  Which profession protects bad employees again?

  • http://twitter.com/JMBlair Jen

    If he was a public school teacher, he would have lost his job by now.  Which profession protects bad employees again?

  • http://twitter.com/JMBlair Jen

    If he was a public school teacher, he would have lost his job by now.  Which profession protects bad employees again?

  • Anonymous

    “Any takers?” you ask.  Nah, he won’t resign at any time tomorrow.  It’s the start of a long holiday weekend and people will be less apt to read the paper or watch the news.  I’m betting he’s going to pull a Tressel and resign sometime on Monday.

  • Annekarima

    Is there a Mrs. Mecklenborg?  Does Burger King actually serve viagra shakes?  What is a repub critter doing with a stripper if that was the case?  And aren’t ya just so happy kasich is bringing all this casino action to Ohio?  Just look at the criminal windfall it will bring to this wonderful state.  Dang!  I’m choking on my tongue.

  • http://twitter.com/MyFriendCamilo Camilo José Villa

    To be fair, Kasich didn’t bring casinos to Ohio. 

  • Anonymous

    No did he bring strippers.  What is your point?

  • Anonymous

    No did he bring strippers.  What is your point?

  • Annekarima

    That is true.  The voters did.  He actually appeared to be doing a good job of discouraging it in his own way.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PZRPEVXNKK3DU3LLFK46RZXBU Mark

    Yes he is married with kids.  Want to take bets that the Viagra was paid for with public funds and that mecklborg doesn’t support BC being paid with public funds?

  • Anonymous

    Probably paid for with his free Cadillac prescription plan coverage.

  • FredDavis

    The same prescription plan that ever single state employee has.  Good point? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PZRPEVXNKK3DU3LLFK46RZXBU Mark

    Yes he is married with kids.  Want to take bets that the Viagra was paid for with public funds and that mecklborg doesn’t support BC being paid with public funds?

  • http://motivatedinohio.com MotivatedinOhio

    Is this another “Family Values” Republican?

  • http://motivatedinohio.com MotivatedinOhio

    Is this another “Family Values” Republican?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PZRPEVXNKK3DU3LLFK46RZXBU Mark

     Its safe to say he is since he was one of the driving forces behind the heart beat bill.

  • Anonymous

    He actually — completely erroneously – compared the ideas of pro-choice advocates to those of Nazi Germany. Nazi Germany actually BANNED abortion for those of good Aryan stock – at one point even suggesting the death penalty — while forcing it on those it considered less desirable.  That’s a perfect example of why government should butt out of women’s reproductive choices. Here’s what Mecklenborg said on behalf of the “heartbeat” bill:
    “The easiest way is also to look at it in the context of Nazi
    Germany, where during the 1920s, these were the arguments postulated by
    the proponents of abortion as the Third Reich was growing in power.
    Note they will sound very similar to you because they are exactly the
    same arguments put forth to support the current positions in support of
    the abortion laws as we have them on the books.”

  • Bob

    The Dispatch has not reported anything as of this time. 

    I love Jen’s comment telling people what would have happened if he was a teacher.

    Aren’t all Republicans of the family value type?  It’s what distinguishes them from us dirty Democrats.

  • Greg Soper

    Why would the Dispatch report this? They are up the GOP’s a@@.

  • Greg Soper

    Why would the Dispatch report this? They are up the GOP’s a@@.

  • Anonymous

    It was only reported in the Cinci enquirer, a Cinci TV outlet, and the Coshocton paper — all yesterday. It hasn’t made statewide news yet.
     

  • LightningJoe

    dirty, sinful Democrats…

    wife-cheating Democrats…

    lying, dirty, sinful, wife-cheating, drinking, whoring Democrats… (okay, I’ll stop now)

  • Greg Soper

    EVERY GOP should be demanding his resignation. If not, it fair game to use that against those up for re-election in 2012

  • Greg Soper

    EVERY GOP should be demanding his resignation. If not, it fair game to use that against those up for re-election in 2012

  • Anonymous

    Love those Repub family values!

  • Anonymous

    Love those Repub family values!

  • Anonymous

    Love those Repub family values!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rj-Walkerstuff/100001620726390 Rj Walkerstuff

    It’s cynics like you guys who are ruining politics in America, with your nasty suspicions.

    He probably has a bad back and needed her along to carry his luggage if he happened to have some.  Or, if he happened to get a flat ’cause the viagra hasn’t kicked in, she could have re-inflated him.

    Besides, he was just doing his Christian duty and trying to save her wicked soul….

    If you guys had any compassion, like Republicans did in the Bush days, you wouldn’t be trying to ruin his career with innuendos of seamy exploits when there are perfectly innocent explanations.

  • http://www.plunderbund.com Eric

    +1,000 Internets for sarcasm of the day. Congrats!

  • http://www.plunderbund.com Eric

    +1,000 Internets for sarcasm of the day. Congrats!

  • Anonymous

    This is what I surf the internets for!!!!

    Thanks you made my day!!!!  😀

  • LightningJoe

    Very good!

    Give it up, for Walkerstuff!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shantila-Somasekhar/100002612435871 Shantila Somasekhar

    Lol..the viagra is no doubt a precautionary measure he took to alleviate his low blood pressure while the hooker is just someone he took on due to her experience of dealing with the aftereffects of taking such a drug

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AVJCJG3J52SBB4FZFCGBTKSRRA Jackie

    hooker?  She’s a dancer!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gos-Blank/100000686017357 Gos Blank

    He was interviewing her for a position on his staff.  Isn’t it obvious?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rj-Walkerstuff/100001620726390 Rj Walkerstuff

    Zr – do you know that?  Know of any cases that have followed that course?
    Or are you imagining what might happen based on, well, ideology, maybe?

  • Random Thoughts

    Doubtful… teachers are put on administrative leave pending an investigation into wrongdoing. I don’t believe there’s much investigating that needs to be done here. Not only would the teacher have lost his job, he would have most likely lost his teaching license, too.

    I can’t find ONE report of this anywhere online, except here at Plunderbund, so how much do you suppose he paid (or was paid) to keep this hush-hush? It happened more than two months ago, and we’re just now hearing about it? If this were a teacher, it would have been splashed all over the papers, even making the national news, the very next morning.

    Teachers are being fired left and right for things that aren’t necessarily illegal, but morally suspect. Drunk driving, temporary out-of-state license plates, AND a hooker in your car? The teacher would be hung from the highest tree.

    This moron gets to carry on, business as usual, telling other people what’s right and wrong about they way they live their lives?

  • Random Thoughts

    Doubtful… teachers are put on administrative leave pending an investigation into wrongdoing. I don’t believe there’s much investigating that needs to be done here. Not only would the teacher have lost his job, he would have most likely lost his teaching license, too.

    I can’t find ONE report of this anywhere online, except here at Plunderbund, so how much do you suppose he paid (or was paid) to keep this hush-hush? It happened more than two months ago, and we’re just now hearing about it? If this were a teacher, it would have been splashed all over the papers, even making the national news, the very next morning.

    Teachers are being fired left and right for things that aren’t necessarily illegal, but morally suspect. Drunk driving, temporary out-of-state license plates, AND a hooker in your car? The teacher would be hung from the highest tree.

    This moron gets to carry on, business as usual, telling other people what’s right and wrong about they way they live their lives?

  • Random Thoughts

    Doubtful… teachers are put on administrative leave pending an investigation into wrongdoing. I don’t believe there’s much investigating that needs to be done here. Not only would the teacher have lost his job, he would have most likely lost his teaching license, too.

    I can’t find ONE report of this anywhere online, except here at Plunderbund, so how much do you suppose he paid (or was paid) to keep this hush-hush? It happened more than two months ago, and we’re just now hearing about it? If this were a teacher, it would have been splashed all over the papers, even making the national news, the very next morning.

    Teachers are being fired left and right for things that aren’t necessarily illegal, but morally suspect. Drunk driving, temporary out-of-state license plates, AND a hooker in your car? The teacher would be hung from the highest tree.

    This moron gets to carry on, business as usual, telling other people what’s right and wrong about they way they live their lives?

  • Anonymous

    Sadly, you’re wrong, Fred. Plunderbund would have HAD to do a post about the Democrats shunning him and throwing him overboard immediately, as Democrats always do. I give you Marc Dann.

  • Anonymous

    Marc Dann deserved to be tossed overboard.

    The single vote that I regret from nearly 40 years of voting is voting for Marc Dann instead of Betty Montgomery.  She maybe a Republican, but she was really good as AG. I’ll never forget him standing outside at 30 W. Spring while announcing his candidacy for AG and saying that all the employees in the building behind him were corrupt and stealing from Ohio’s employers.

  • Anonymous

    Marc Dann deserved to be tossed overboard.

    The single vote that I regret from nearly 40 years of voting is voting for Marc Dann instead of Betty Montgomery.  She maybe a Republican, but she was really good as AG. I’ll never forget him standing outside at 30 W. Spring while announcing his candidacy for AG and saying that all the employees in the building behind him were corrupt and stealing from Ohio’s employers.

  • Anonymous

    Not illegal, but entirely hypocritically for someone who wants government to make women’s reproductive choices – basically governing their sex lives. And how does taking Viagra and bucketing around in the middle of the night with a woman half your age and not your wife square with the family values Mecklenborg purports to subscribe to? Those are the important issues – not whether it was illegal. It wasn’t illegal for Anthony Weiner to send suggestive photos of himself to people either.

  • Random Thoughts

    Maybe she’s his niece and he was taking her from her job as coat check girl at the strip club over to the casino to her second job as a gambling-addiction counselor, and he was going to stop by the 24-hour auto parts store to get a new bulb for that pesky headlight, but she got a hankerin’ for some chicken fries and a frozen Coke, so he was planning to stop by Burger King anyway, and just happened to get pulled over… oh snap!

  • LightningJoe

    Lotsa driving around there, for someone dirt-drunk. No wonder they pulled him over; they should charge him with impersonating a taxi.

    Hey, why no trolls here? Surely we’re being ridiculous to attract some bottom-feeders. I’m lonely.

  • Random Thoughts

    Maybe she’s his niece and he was taking her from her job as coat check girl at the strip club over to the casino to her second job as a gambling-addiction counselor, and he was going to stop by the 24-hour auto parts store to get a new bulb for that pesky headlight, but she got a hankerin’ for some chicken fries and a frozen Coke, so he was planning to stop by Burger King anyway, and just happened to get pulled over… oh snap!

  • Carywill

    Maybe Plunderbund wouldn’t have posted this, but Democrats are much less likely to be preaching morality to their constituents out one side of their mouth, and doing who knows what with the other side. 

    Frankly, I am tired of all the emphasis on the bad boys in government, but the republicans bring it on themselves with their holier than thou attitude.  Who really cares what any of them do after hours?

  • FredDavis

    Apparently a lot of people care.

  • missingtedalready

    Mecklenborg will not resign. He will go to “rehab” and repent for his sins.

    What is curious is whether Speaker Batchelder knew about the arrest. Would the Speaker have allowed Mecklenborg to give a floor speech on the “heartbeat bill” if he had known about it?

    I really don’t care what politicians, Democrats or Republicans do in their spare time, so long as it’s not illegal. But I do have two major issues with Mecklenborg: first, his BAC was  allegedly .094. If this is correct, he has no right to put anyone’s life at risk by drunk driving. Second, it’s ok for him to use Viagra, but I can’t control what I do with my reproductive organs? Umm, hypocritical much? Us Democrats, we sometimes do stupid things (example: Anthony Weiner), but we typically don’t spout off about how moral we are and how we would never sin or do something illegal, unethical, etc.  That’s the problem here.

    If Mecklenborg was a Democrat, this would be all over the news. Hopefully I’m wrong about that, but one would think that especially after his floor speech & Plunderbund’s coverage, one of the major news outlets would dig deeper into this.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, Fred, if you look at the archives of BuckeyeStateBlog (where I was writing at the time), you’d find that I was the first to make the legal case for Dann’s impeachment if he didn’t resign.  I also was the first to publicly call for the sacking of Helen Jones-Kelley over the Joe the Plumber snooping, as well as Frankie Coleman.

    So, how about you actually bother to do some research in what a person’s done in the past before you falsely accuse them of hypocrisy they’ve never committed?

  • Random Thoughts

    Can you PLEASE call for the impeachment of the Goobernor, too? You seem to have a pretty good record…

  • FredDavis

    I sincerely apologize for not knowing your blogging history.

  • Anonymous

    Why don’t you apologize for being such a tool for the oligarchs and plutocrats while you are at it?

  • http://plunderbund.com Joseph

    While I agree that Modern has been pretty tough on Dems in the past, I don’t think the Dann incident is really a good indicator.  I’m pretty sure EVERYONE turned on Dann almost immediately.  Modern may have been first, but it wasn’t too long until Governor Strickland and ODP Chairman Redfern asked for his resignation as well.

    Hell, I’m pretty sure we had a guest post at Plunderund that week written by Marc Dann himself in which he railed against his own infidelity and claimed he should be removed from office.

  • Anonymous

    Checking the archives…. nope. It wasn’t quite that uniform. :)

  • LightningJoe

    That’s a pretty customized history you made up there, let’s see now…

    Modern was the first one, a position that by definition has NO “following” component to it at all, but you imply that his “firstness” doesn’t really count — “because” someone else then followed his example?

    Hmm, I guess maybe reality really IS adjustable…

  • LightningJoe

    “So, how about you actually bother to do some research in what a person’s
    done in the past before you falsely accuse them of hypocrisy they’ve
    never committed?”

    But, but, but…

    False accusations is their favorite game. You’re taking all the fun out!

  • Anonymous

    well, at least he didn’t tweet pics of the incident, or he’d be in some real trouble then! amirite?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZZHSQP7SBPMXFGIHYC6YORNVAM Devin

    im in at 12:45 friday

  • ManicPixie

    Is that a mug shot of the Ohio House of Representatives Ethics Committee Chairman? Nice!

  • FredDavis

    Yeah that’s only how it is observed if you live in a myopic plunderbund world.

  • LightningJoe

    We don’t need no stoopid Plunderbund, to be myopic…

  • ItchMyFoot

    If he could exercise regularly, he wouldn’t need Viagra.

    By the way, who paid for the Viagra?  I have a hunch taxpayers did.

  • http://twitter.com/JMBlair Jen

    Administrators and district officials protect the illegal activity of teachers – not unions.  Unions will make sure that the proper channels are used, but they will tell you, in no uncertain terms, that you’re on your own if you break the law or engage in inappropriate behavior.

  • Anonymous

    I hope he is smart enough to admit it before he makes an even bigger fool of himself.  I don’t believe in condemning anyone until there is proof, but these guys in Congress need to get  jobs that keep them busier than they seem to be now.    They have too much time on their hands. 

  • http://ifthethunderdontgetya.blogspot.com/ ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®©

    Tin soldiers and Mecklenborg coming
    He’s driving US 50 stoned
    Viagra and stripper in the Lexus
    Family values in Ohio.
    ~

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K34MIUYLP2XGOJ5XUR76RCOZTY Jordan Freeman

    hahahahahahahahahahaha~! 

  • LightningJoe

    Burn him at the steak, that’s good. Maybe we should do it at the steakhouse.

  • LightningJoe

    But remember,

    … don’t listen to them.

  • LightningJoe

    Oh, “people say,” eh?

  • LightningJoe

     Spoken like a real man, Pat.

    Do you still beat your wife?

  • LightningJoe

    Of course it’s not the first one. Beginner’s luck usually lets you get by, the first time out.

    Speaking karmically, it’s likely to be his third or fourth time. Karma usually lets you get two or three warnings, two or more close calls; like when you get home or park just before the cops come by.

    But if you don’t take the warnings seriously, if you think you got away with it because you deserved to, or because you were just born lucky…

  • LightningJoe

    That’s MY question (put it down!).

    No, Viagra is NOT illegal, and I can’t see ANY circumstance where the cops would test for it, for ANY reason.

    Of course, he might have taken an overdose, as he clearly did of the booze. If he showed an, um “bowsprit” while doing his perpwalk, I suppose that might be the sort of  “test” that would “bring the topic up” in conversation at the station-house.

    C’mon, where are all the trolls? This is no fun, by myself!

  • LightningJoe

     Google-Earth for the “Concepts Lounge” in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Let me know if they have one of those changing neon dancing girl signs…

  • http://www.facebook.com/mbroderick1 Michael Broderick

    More high comedy in low places from the ‘Do as I say, Not as I do’ party.
    It’s laughable but also completely pathetic.
    The people who elected this fool deserve what they get.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gos-Blank/100000686017357 Gos Blank

    I don’t know why everyone’s coming down so hard on this guy.  The stripper was a FEMALE.  For a Republocrite, that’s actually a pretty big moral leap UPWARDS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wayneoclock Wayne Camardo

    This is a perfect karma. These republicans jump up and down about their christian values, how god tells them what to do after tghey pray on something, then they are out there at 3:00 am with strippers/hookers and guess who shows up? God shows up!  And while they are in the drunk tank they think; Gee I guess there really is a god. Praise ther lord!!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/wayneoclock Wayne Camardo

    hey douchebag, like most republicans you don’t get it.  Let me explain; No one cares that he was with a stripper/hooker being a man, or can’t you read? He’s another “family values” hypocrite that literally preaches one thing during the day and then he’s out there with the rest of the world being human. It is called hypocrisy. unnastand? 

  • http://plunderbund.com Joseph

    I have’t seen any stats to back up the “most strippers are whores” theory.

    But I’m really having trouble coming up with more than one convincing reason why a 56 year old politician and a 26 year old stripper would be cruising around together in the middle of the night.

  • KAAS

    WOW FINALLY FOUND A WATCHDOG GROUP THAT STANDS UP AND SPEAKS OUT! PB – GOOD WORK!  – SEE ALSO…WWW.FIREMARSHAL.WEEBLY.COM. 

  • Wicckid

    And the Republicans say us gays are sexually driven!

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