Matt Doheny's Alleged Makeout Pics: We Really Tried Giving This Guy The Benefit Of The Doubt. Then We Saw The Video (Sigh)

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Congressinal candidate Matt Doheny -- seen here not connected at the face to a campaign consultant
By now, you've probably seen the photos of Congressional wannabe Matt Doheny in what appears to be a steamy makeout sesh with a GOP campaign consultant -- who isn't his fiancee.

We spent the better part of the afternoon yesterday trying to extend the benefit of the doubt to Mr. Doheny with the hopes of being able to prove that maybe, just maybe, he wasn't making out with the consultant, Monica Notzon.

We examined the photo -- looked at it from different angles thinking "maybe they're just talking...really, really (really) closely. We corresponded with Doheny's campaign, which offered us nothing (on the record, anyway) but the same far-fetched response it's given other media outlets. Hell, we even sent Maureen O'Connor over at Gawker -- where the photos were first published -- a somewhat nasty email hoping she'd offer up some evidence that perhaps people were looking too far into what really is just an innocent photo of two friends enjoying a night out.

Then we saw the video, and have come to one conclusion: it's impossible to give this guy the benefit of the doubt on this one -- if Doheny and Notzon weren't sucking face, we don't know what they were doing.

The photo, which you can see here, was taken last week during the National Republican Congressional Committee's Washington "candidate school" at a Bobby Van's, a popular D.C. steakhouse -- likely by a Democratic operative (which we pressed O'Connor about in our email).

Notzon claims the two are "just friends," but doesn't specifically say they weren't engaged in some hot makeout.

Jude Seymour, Doheny's campaign spokesman, told us yesterday she'd put us in touch with the candidate, but he'd only direct us to the campaign's official statement on the alleged smooch, in which the campaign refers to O'Connor as an "irresponsible blogger" who "played right into the hands of Democratic operatives by manufacturing a story about two photographs that only she believes suggests impropriety between Matt Doheny and a female friend."

Well, it's not "only" O'Connor who's convinced; after 24 hours of digesting the photo -- looking for any reasonable explanation for it other than the two were sucking face -- and then catching an even more damning video clip of the two (which you can see below), we're fairly sure that if Doheny and Notzon weren't making out, then he must have been searching for leftover bits of steak...in her mouth...with his tongue.

It seems the only person buying Doheny's apparent whopper is his fiancee, Mary Reidy, who says the wedding is still on. Invitations will be sent out next week -- we'll go ahead and assume Maureen O'Connor won't be receiving one.


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Guest
Guest

Am I watching a different video, or was there no face sucking at all?

John Anthony Duignan
John Anthony Duignan

What is wrong with you people? You must be just a bunch of ultra left COMMUNISTS! it is obvious what he is doing, he is feeding the woman. How could you think otherwise? 

Steve13622
Steve13622

A similar link was on Jefferson County's "Newzjunky" site but was pulled. I wonder why? Doheny has not worked a day since the last election. I couldn't afford to do that... is the RNC paying this guy or is he just living off his 7 million dollars?

Davekos49
Davekos49

This is good to hear, Matt Doheny has brought the true political piture to the north country.It takes a good politician to make a scandal, you should be president of the US.Welcome to politices.

habitatman
habitatman

Rep. Owen would never be caught doing this--because he would never do such a thing!  Owens is a mature, thoughtful legislator --and the North Country would be wise to keep him on the job--rather than elect this immature FRAT BRAT. 

grumpiestoldman
grumpiestoldman

Just like in the Presidential race....we have a seat ripe for the plucking, and none of the morons that step up and run can do anything but suck.Dough-hiney.....quit the campaign now.

BTW...in one paragraph you refer to Jude Seymour with both feminine and masculine terms. Jude is a dude.

Lame
Lame

This from upstanding citizen PJ Simao...that's a hoot. You should know about "suck" the WDT does enough articles on you

Fed Up With lack of Integrity
Fed Up With lack of Integrity

How soon we forget that this idiot also had 2 boating DWI incidents which he berated the officer, because he thought he was above the law...hmmm...I'm a republican and was p.o'd now I'm just amazed this is even news because why oh why oh why would anyone pander to his wish to be in a position of power?  Both sides do it, Repidiots and Demodorks-- they take people they can control and who have personal agendas, not for the public good of America but PERSONAL,  that can be twisted in favor of making more money for the few.  Remember this is both sides--don't let anyone say it isn't.  Stand Up people slap the snikes out of these people, take control of OUR country.  This incident is in the news, there are so many that are so worse then some A-hole kissy facing but we ignore them. DON"T IGNORE NO MORE!  DINM  

Civ21
Civ21

Doheny is a sleazy idiot. Republicans can't find a better candidate?

kos
kos

Try Romeny

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

Thanks for the laugh. I needed it. I miss you, we need to talk.

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