Peter Kinder: Every Night's a Pantless Party?

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Peter Kinder with a bartender at Verlin's, a nightspot that proclaims "every night's a pantless party!"

UPDATED at 1:25 p.m.

Yesterday we showed you a picture of Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, grinning broadly at a bar with an unidentified blonde.

Today we can tell you where that photo was taken: Verlin's, a south-city bar famous for its "pantless parties." That's not to say the lieutenant governor wasn't wearing pants: The comely bartenders at Verlin's sling drinks in their undies; the patrons evidently remain fully clothed. As the bar's ad in RFT proclaims, "Every night's a pantless party."

A bartender at Verlin's, which recently moved from Soulard to Vandeventer, in the Grove district, confirmed to RFT that Kinder is a fan of the establishment. "People might catch him here," she said. "I'm not saying he's here every day..."

And the sexy blonde with whom Kinder is posing, Daily RFT can confirm, was a Penthouse "Pet of the Month" in the early '90s. She was a bartender at Verlin's at the time the photo was taken.

Kinder, a Republican, is widely believed to be planning a run for governor. The never-married Cape Girardeau native is a favorite of the Tea Party.

Kinder's spokesman, Jay Eastlick, expressed some skepticism over the governor's presence at Verlin's when we reached him this morning.

"I really highly doubt the lieutenant governor is going to a bar where they don't wear pants on a night when they don't wear pants," he said. "I saw the picture. I don't know if it's an old picture. I just can't imagine he'd be drinking there."

Added Eastlick, "I don't know where he was -- whether he was there, or at some other place. I wasn't with him!"

UPDATED at 1:25 p.m. with new information about the woman in the photo.

A few days after this post was published, we interviewed the woman, Tammy Chapman. She had a lot to say about Peter Kinder. You can read it here. On August 11, Kinder finally made a brief statement, claiming Chapman's story is not true.
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Percy
Percy

I'm confused, I thought Kinder was gay.  Maybe he's just bi for the right stripper.

BrunoDiderot
BrunoDiderot

Someone call Newt Gingrich . . . Wife No. 4 has just been located.

Ty91291
Ty91291

Why is this Lt. Gov. stopping to use the restroom at a night club...and, the same night club his former eye-candy works in...?  This Kinder is so full of lies....

PFC2s Mom
PFC2s Mom

THIS photo launced a SCANDAL?!  Seriously??  I guess so, because that's so OBVIOUSLY a drag queen with Peter Kinder.  For Pete's Sake.  Get real.  First you guys insinuate Peter Kinder is GAY, now you berate him for having his picture taken with a supposed Playmate.  And even so, if s/he lives in Missouri, he represents EVERYONE in Missouri, not just his party, so why NOT have his picture taken with his constituents?  I've never heard him advertising how morale he is, and demand everyone act under a strict morale code.  Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ, RFT.  Why is this even an issue??

Real Issues American
Real Issues American

He wasn't even drinking and this bartender got a picture with the Lt. Governor that came into the bar.  Am I missing something?  It seems normal.  Only later RFT decided to make a big story out of it because he's an R

Jean Ocelot
Jean Ocelot

That cougar was a Penthouse Pet 20 years ago?  The years have not worn well on her.

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

Nasty remark about a lady. You are not a gentleman.

ET
ET

Tea Party Members stand for freedom and less government!! If you want to hang out in a bar with a stripper in the USA and are not committing a crime..go for it. Fewer Laws/Less Government. I don't know why some people are stupid enough to not understand this.

Liberty4all2
Liberty4all2

Don't know what tea party Kinder is favored by. Most do not endorse candidates. Or in Kinders case, non candidates.

Gilbert Daniel
Gilbert Daniel

Now that's my kind of Tea Bagger (literally?;-)! church all day on Sunday and drink till you puke! Yea! Let's all join the "revolution"! Now if this guy had been a dem, the news would have been front page for days and Faux would have been in heaven (might even have managed to bring a twinkle to the old man's eyes ;-).

Mission
Mission

Another scurrilous example of the GOP religious and family values platform that they vociferously but precariously cling to. I see no reason why any tea party GOP candidate should be any different. The people on C street in Wash DC would love this type resident under their roof should he ever make it to DC.

Laurenttorno3
Laurenttorno3

Kinda looks Photoshopped. Check lighting on both subjects' hair, Kinder's left ear looks cropped. Or not.

John Ross
John Ross

Quote:  A bartender at Verlin's, which recently moved from Soulard to Vandeventer, in the Grove district, confirmed to RFT that Kinder is a fan of the establishment. "People might catch him here," she said. "I'm not saying he's here every day..." End Quote.

This anonymous bartender is being massively disingenuous without actually lying.  Peter Kinder has been to Verlin's exactly ONCE.  And though it shouldn't matter, he drank tonic water and Seven-Up. The photo was taken with Tammy's iPhone at her and/or Kinder's request and she sent the photo to Kinder's phone and his phone only.  I've seen Tammy's phone's log.  Whoever sent the photo to the RFT got it from Kinder or someone he sent it to.

We have a picture of an unmarried man about 50 years old in a suit and tie standing next to an unmarried woman around 40, looking like a shot you might see at a charity fundraiser covered by the Ladue News or some other throwaway. Why exactly is this newsworthy?  Because the woman was in a men's magazine two decades ago when she was nineteen years old? Really?

Where were your crack investigative reporters when Gov. Bob Holden's wife locked him out of the Gov's mansion for reasons that are well-known to every St. Louis lawyer who donated big bucks to his campaign?  Where were they when "Jet" Banks decided to get into politics and his first opponent was conveniently MURDERED?

Get a life...

Jake_V
Jake_V

well said sir.

You should apply for a reporting post...you seem to  a better job REPORTINGthan 90% of the shit I read on these pages.

That was not laden with sarcasm either...I was being serious.

Karlrover
Karlrover

With that beet-red nose, and shit-faced grin, and one butt-ugly woman. Sure he was sober as a judge.

John Ross
John Ross

 Damn!  Can I hang out with you and the women you know?

Lord Byron
Lord Byron

But John, even if you change the headline to "PETER KINDER, NUTSACK-FACED HETEROSEXUAL MALE TEA-BAGGING REPUBLICAN, POSES WITH WOMAN" you are still left with a false word. 

Allen Richards
Allen Richards

My sentiments exactly ... Posters have quick to assume that somehow he is in a gay bar and for this reason he is being hypocritical ... wrong on both counts!

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

What the heck kind of drink is tonic & seven-up?

Jake_V
Jake_V

its called a half drink, because the other half, I.E. the makers, is missing.

You could also refer to it as a divorced drink...it used to be married to whiskey but the Tonic decided to grow a pair and move out.

John Ross
John Ross

Not mixed together.  One then the other.  Like I had coffee and orange juice at breakfast this morning.

chat
chat

"She"  looks more like a guy in drag to me. 

Collinitzki
Collinitzki

Looks like Kinder in drag, for that matter

Justin
Justin

Peter Kinder: The Naughty and hypocritical Lt. Governor from Missouri.

Steven Fitzpatrick Smith
Steven Fitzpatrick Smith

That is Tammy Chapman. She now works at Park West Grill on Jefferson. Hilarious.

Babs
Babs

Hottest bar in town . Good music ,good food ,excellent music and Tammy a hot bartender !! ParkWest Grille !!!

Jake_V
Jake_V

that woman may have been hot is 1991 when she was in penthouse.  I would say she was.

However the amount of alcohol cocaine and cock she has consumed in the last 20 years aged her skin like the leather on a tractors seat.

Ick.

ed
ed

Now Jake . .  how do you know anout the alcohol, cocaine and cock she has consumed, been there, done that?

larry
larry

This is just another attempt by a left-wing journalist to smear the Lt. Governor. It's time for Sarah to show us her pix exposing herself while playing "Ring Toss" during an Amanda Knox-style party at a Boys Gone Wild taping.

Sarah_Fenske
Sarah_Fenske

Dude, you are so on to me. And here I thought my love of ring toss was a closely guarded secret between me and the himbos...

Jake_V
Jake_V

you have nudie pics?  Can you send them to me please?

I have a serious infatuation with:

womenwomen who can writeanyone named Sarahsarcasmwomenanyone who uses the word Himbo.

I dont even know what the fuck a HIMBO is!

Spanksteralm80
Spanksteralm80

Not that i vote with the big red R, but i surely cant be the only one to see thru this thinly disguised attempt at smearing a republican.   Big deal the guy like bars and hot women, thats as American as it gets.

Jake_V
Jake_V

thank you sir, well said. 

Thinly veiled attempts at more partisan political bullshit while the REAL AMERICANS get fucked, shat on, left to pay the wages and pick up the pieces.

I can see these fucks floating around on yachts while we all work, and yes...they are smoking a cigar and grinning.

Mike Costanza
Mike Costanza

I really don't care how he spends his time--but some of the Tea Party's ultra-conservative Christians might. Oh, wait, no its that they care about whether he's gay or willing to raise taxes. He could be making it with German Shepherd's, as long as he doesn't raise taxes.

Jake_V
Jake_V

you sir, are what is referred to as a troll.

Its like you don't get enough attention from your wife or girlfriend (assuming you have either) so you post random wast of space comments on forums like this looking for someone to respond back with so you can argue about it.

I would rather deal with someone making it with a German Sheppard (who says that, 16 year old kids?) who has an idea of how to run a government then any of the fuckstick libtards conservative bible thumping gay hating COCKSUCKERS who you voted for, you prick.

Get the fuck off your political bandwagon bullshit, quite regurgitating stuff you heard from MSN and go read a real news article from over seas to TRY and figure out whats really going on.

Then consider your stupid liberal bullshit the next time you punch a chad, check a box or click a button for someone like Pelosi who doesn't give a fuck if you die or not.  The elitist, just in case you hadn't gathered, are elitist, and they don't give a fuck about you or me bud. 

Quit pandering to them.

Align with fellow American's.

American's care about American's.  We are not AmeriCANTS.  We are Americans.  Quit believing your politicians.

Blablabla
Blablabla

Jake_V, so is does it make me a fuckstick libtard to point out that the plural of "American" is not "American's?" Question for you: why do conservatives have such a problem with recognizing that all words with an 's' on the end of them don't require an apostrophe?

Guest
Guest

How old is this pic first of all and second of all it looks photo shopped in.  Reach for more democrats, you can't stand he's a good, smart man!!!!!  GET OVER IT!

brian behrmann
brian behrmann

Obviously, you don't have any idea what you are talking about, but anyone who works with photoshop can tell you that this image isn't a composite image. Here is a little real data for you http://errorlevelanalysis.com/...

KittyLitterKing
KittyLitterKing

If Kinder's at a bar in the Grove, it probably isn't a straight bar.

Kitty
Kitty

i haven't been to many gay bars where pantless *women* were the big draw. they just moved to the grove from soulard, as the article says. and to echo other sentiments, he's not now nor never been married, so who cares?

J. Brad Hicks
J. Brad Hicks

OK, after three separate blog posts or updates about this, I am finally asking what I should have asked the first time.

And your problem with this is?

Miss Ilanious
Miss Ilanious

It's just curious why an anti-gay Republican might be hanging out in gay bars. Just doing research is my guess. 

John Ross
John Ross

 Verlin's is not a gay bar.  Their draw is attractive female bartenders, just like at Johnny's or DB's in Soulard.  As with those other two establishments, the patrons of Verlin's are almost all straight, and mostly men.

Anonymous
Anonymous

RFT/Sarah, if you've got a copy of the original photo before uploading it to VV's servers, check the EXIF data on it if you haven't already. If it's still there, you'll be able to tell the date the pic was taken and what camera/phone it was taken with for authenticity (not like they'd STILL try to deny it). The EXIF in the pic above's been stripped by I assume VV's resizer (shrinkpictures). You're probably already hip, but any stab at Kinder's campaign for Gov is IMHO, worth it.

Jake_V
Jake_V

we def. need people like you, schemers, trying to control and influence the outcome of other schemers' (Kinder) lives.

If everyone just keeps scheming everyone else then we all get schemed.  Make sense? 

If not let me be clear, people like you trying to exert some control over and ruin someone else's attempt at something, I.E. manipulation, are just as bad as the original deviant.

In other words, most of us American's are not too dumb to see these fucking pricks for what they are.  I will add that I believe quite a few of us are even more insulted and offended when people try to control the output of certain things, I.E. elections...

This all came from your final statement ''...any stab at Kinder's campaign for Gov is IMHO, worth it."

Yeah?  Well who the fuck are you?  Who the fuck are you trying to put there other than him?  Some other hooker banging coke snorting democratic/republican fuckwit who wants to shit all over us?

Fuck the parties.  Bless America.

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