A Proud History of Scandal
As Mr. Weiner falls on his sword, it made me think about his fellow compatriots in the halls of political sexual scandal. What pride our politicians take in their peccadillo’… here is a reminder of our elected officials who bravely led the way:
Anthony Weiner (D-NY); Chris Lee, Representative (R-NY); Mark Souder, Representative (R-IN); Eric Massa, Representative (D-NY); Chip Pickering, (R-MS); Samuel B. Kent, Federal District Judge in Texas; John Ensign Senator (R-NV); John Edwards, Senator (D-NC); Vito Fossella, Representative (R-NY); Tim Mahoney, Representative (D-FL); Randall L. Tobias, Deputy Secretary of State (R) and former “AIDS Czar;” Larry Craig, Senator (R-ID); David Vitter, Senator (R-LA); Mark Foley, Representative (R-FL): Brian J. Doyle, (R) Deputy Press Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; Jack Ryan, Senate candidate (R-IL); Don Sherwood, Representative (R-PA); Richard Gardner (R); Gary Condit, Representative (D-CA); Bill Clinton, President (D-AR); Newt Gingrich, Representative (R-GA); Robert Livingston, Representative (R-LA); Robert Packwood, Senator (R-OR); Mel Reynolds, Representative (D-IL); Ken Calvert, Representative (R-CA); Clarence Thomas, Judge (R): Supreme Court; Donald “Buz” Lukens, Representative (R-OH); Gus Savage (D-IL); Barney Frank (D-MA); Brock Adams (D-WA); Jim Bates (D-CA); Gary Hart, Senator (D-CO); Gerry Studds (D-MA); Dan Crane (R-IL); Jon Hinson (R-MS); Robert Bauman (R-MD); Thomas Evans (R-DE); Harold Carswell (R); Fred Richmond (D-NY); Wayne Hays (D-OH); John Young, (D-TX); Allan Howe (D-UT); Wilbur Mills (D-AR); John Schmitz (R-CA); Walter Jenkins (D); David I. Walsh.
Who will we elect next to carry the torch?