The Real Threat to Marriage: Top 10 GOP Adulterers

Ten Commandments

The traditional media may be interested almost exclusively in the sex lives of Democratic politicians, but on the hypocrisy index, it is hard to score higher than Republicans pontificating about saving the institution of marriage while so many of their leaders are serial and long-time adulterers:

1. President George H.W. Bush allegedly had an LTR with British-born Jennifer Fitzgerald that lasted at least two decades, all while married to Bar, who said, “He didn’t even notice when I stopped coloring my hair.”

2. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, famously married to Maria Shriver since 1986, is allegedly a purveyor of prostitutes, the father of at least one child out of wedlock and a serial groper of women in workplace situations.

3. Sen. John McCain, 2008 Republican presidential frontrunner, and admitted adulterer and alleged philanderer. [Update July 2008: McCain’s Extramarital Affair with Cindy Ended His Friendship with Reagans in the 1970s]

4. Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York City and another GOP 2008 presidential contender, betrayed his second wife, TV presenter Donna Hanover, with his “very good friend” Judith Nathan, whom he has since married. Hanover also publicly accused Rudy of having an affair with a staffer, Cristyne Lategano-Nicholas.

5. Rush Limbaugh, comedian, (a.k.a. “Rusty Sharpe”) dated Marta Fitzgerald while she was married to someone else. Marta later became his third wife. (He and CNN’s Daryn Kagin recently stopped dating.)

6. Bill O’Reilly, propagandist, who is married to Maureen McPhilmy, tried to have phone sex with Andrea Mackris, who sued him for sexual harrassment.

7. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, is probably the most audacious serial adulterer in any political party.

8. Former Rep. Bob Barr’s notoriety as an adulterer was one of many ironies around the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DoMA) which he wrote, and which was passed with the leadership of fellow adulterers Sen. Majority Leader Bob Dole and House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

9. Rep. Henry Hyde, who served as chairman of House Mangers in the adultery-related impeachment of President Clinton, was a home-wrecker himself. Hyde had an affair when he was a young and foolish man of 41 while he and his girlfriend were both very much married. Her husband later said Hyde broke up his family.

10. Gary Bauer, professional moralizing Christian nationalist, experienced a mutiny when he was running for president when actual Christians on the staff of his 2000 presidential campaign quit in protest over Bauer’s “inappropriate” behavior with a 26-year-old deputy campaign manager. Euww.

11. (Updated) Had to add this one sent in by reader S.O. that probably should have bumped poor old Henry Hyde on the list: Neal Horsley, and rightwing religious nut, freely admitted to a kinky sex life, including this outrageous exchange on Fox’s Hannity & Colmes:

AC: “You had sex with animals?”

NH: “Absolutely. I was a fool. When you grow up on a farm in Georgia, your first girlfriend is a mule.”

AC: “I’m not so sure that that is so.”

NH: “You didn’t grow up on a farm in Georgia, did you?”

AC: “Are you suggesting that everybody who grows up on a farm in Georgia has a mule as a girlfriend?”

NH: It has historically been the case. You people are so far removed from the reality… Welcome to domestic life on the farm…”

UPDATE: Thanks for all the emails. Our list attempts to identify the top 10 adulterers so there were several top contenders that didn’t make it:

  • Rep. Bob Livingston, the man who would have been House Speaker after Newt if Larry Flynt hadn’t uncovered some very kinky dirt on Livingtston. He was a top contender but since he never really served as Speaker, was bumped for Bauer.
  • It is true that Nancy Reagan was pregnant when she married Ronnie, but neither of them was married to anyone else at the time. By Republican standards of “abstinence only,” Nancy clearly did not say “no.”
  • We covered the rumors of troubles in the marriage of the president and Laura Bush but the evidence of this is spotty.
  • A definite top 10 contender is the Wall Street Journal’s John Fund, a sanctimonius Clinton-hater, who, as reader TL reminds us, “[Apparently] had a fling with the DAUGHTER of someone he was having an affair with and then arranged for (or at least condoned) the abortion of their child.”
  • Back-bencher Rep. Don Sherwood of Pennsylvania, whose adultery with a younger woman was revealed after he tried to strangle her, didn’t make the cut, but someone please tell us he won’t be re-elected. (And thanks, M.H. and others, for the reminder!)
  • Reader Tim pointed out the track record of Rep. Jim Nussle of Iowa, who used his wife and autistic child as family values props then left them for a high-powered lobbyist after he was elected.

Keep ‘em coming!

100 Responses »

  1. Stephen Kriz June 6, 2006 @ 2:56 am

    Bingo! Hypocrisy, thy name is Republican.

  2. ed June 6, 2006 @ 5:58 am

    Strange is it not that the Ten Commandments contain no proscription of homosexuality? Adultery is forbidden there, as are lying, avarice, theft and murder. Small wonder GOP politicos want to focus public attention on homosexuals.

  3. the daily phosdex June 6, 2006 @ 6:08 am

    Would it be fair to suggest that the GOP may be outright practicioners of doublethink when it comes to their beloved “Traditional Values” agenda?

  4. Arne Langsetmo June 6, 2006 @ 6:18 am

    My list usually has “Lashes” Livingston, “Bastard” Burton, and, not forgetting the distaff side, “Climber” Chenoweth.

    You could add Bernie Kerik too.

    Cheers,

  5. Eugene Glickman June 6, 2006 @ 6:23 am

    I like Ed’s comments. I suggest that we develop a counter-Constitutional Amendment which quotes the biblical words on adultery as its content.

  6. Dan June 6, 2006 @ 6:25 am

    Didn’t Bob Livingston resign after a rather embarrassing adulterous scandal broke out on him?

    Also, wasn’t Dick Cheney alleged to have had an affair with a European gal who was actually on the bird hunt when he shot his friend in the face?

  7. Alice Nelson June 6, 2006 @ 6:26 am

    Wasn’t Elizabeth Dole the other woman while Bob Dole was still married?

    Nancy Reagan was the other woman too.

    So much for traditional moral values.

  8. mikedarwin June 6, 2006 @ 6:29 am

    If the GOP would compare the rate for domestic violence, unwed mothers, single parent families, etc. of states which allow same-sex marriage, or union, with those which have blocked (or in the process of doing so) same-sex marriage/union, then they would see that same-sex marriage is not the threat to traditional families. The real threat is intolerance and ignorance.

  9. Bill June 6, 2006 @ 6:33 am

    Does Ronnie Reagan fit here somewhere? Maybe the Ambassadress who was Cheney’s retriever could suggest a candidate!

  10. James June 6, 2006 @ 6:35 am

    Mikedarwin, there you are talking about reality again. This is a rethug story — reality need not enter into it at all. It’s what they *want* to believe that counts!

  11. tom June 6, 2006 @ 6:43 am

    James @ 6:35, yes, truthiness.

  12. Shazam June 6, 2006 @ 6:55 am

    On June 2 and 4th Wayne Madison report and affair between GWB and Condi Rice.

    http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/

    Randi Rhodes talked about the same thing on her radio show.

  13. boner June 6, 2006 @ 6:56 am

    Who was jeff gannon (guckett) banging in the white house and did? he keep the blue stained pants?
    Cum on geo or rove tell some morale base lie

  14. mike the psych June 6, 2006 @ 6:57 am

    Let’s not go down that road, o.k.?
    If you target the Reps. than they will start targeting Dems and soon the real issues we need to address will be kept off the front pages to make room for some schmuck who had an affair. Don’t forget how they made Clinton front page news for the rest of his presidency.

  15. Gray Lensman June 6, 2006 @ 7:06 am

    You must remember than none of this defense of marriage stuff applies to these fine gentlemen.

    I also wonder how many of these upstanding Republican leaders have paid for abortions.

  16. Debby Bodkin June 6, 2006 @ 7:11 am

    Why is it that the GOP is always so willing, ready and able to cast the first stone especially when it relates to adultery or the sudden aggressive platform to define the institution of marriage in the US Constitution?

    Adultery is wrong in accordance with the teachings of the bible; and adultery involves 2 consenting adults who have made personal choices.

    Is it the GOP’s responsibility to change the US constitution to define the institution of marriage when there are so many other serious issues pending in the US today?

    Just imagine how many childhood victims of clergy sexual misconduct NEVER had the choice to enter into sex abuses by a person employed by a religious institution.

    Question to the GOP: Fight for those who were sexually abused as children and NEVER had a choice.

    Legislation nationwide, similar to California’s 2003 Sex Abuse Law, will return due process and justice to victims of past sex abuse crimes.

    What is more important?

    1. Publicly exposing adulters.
    2. Defining the institution of marriage.
    3. Returning due process and a day in court to childhood survivors of clergy sex abuse crimes.

  17. nick c June 6, 2006 @ 7:11 am

    you’ve forgotten helen chenowith of idaho, throw in larry craig for parking at 3 in the morning in front of a women’s house he was persuing (he was just resting, he told police), dan burton, bob livingston (La.) just to round it out.

  18. cynicalgirl June 6, 2006 @ 7:22 am

    You forgot to mention Arnold’s gang-banging admission.

  19. patrick June 6, 2006 @ 7:25 am

    Why is the mass media failing to mention that Laura Bush left the White House and stayed at the Washington DC Mayflower Hotel last week? And check out this cover about the Bush marriage breakup from The Globe:

    http://mediamatters.org/static/images/item/globe-20060526-bushes.jpg

  20. Cozmo' June 6, 2006 @ 7:26 am

    How about Ms Condi Rice and Georgie Peorgie… Didn’t she once refer to the president as “my husban….er, the President….?” What kind of Freudian slip is that? Tell me something wasn’t going on between them.

  21. Tim June 6, 2006 @ 7:34 am

    Since the Repubs are so intent on prying into the married lives of private people, maybe the Dems should introduce legislation to outlaw divorce without a court trial (like the “good old days” they are incessantly harkening back to). The Ultimate in Family Values. Plus, it would give something for all of the lawyers that were squished by tort reform something to do.

  22. Amy June 6, 2006 @ 7:43 am

    Don’t forget the mistress choker, Rep. Don Sherwood (R-PA)…
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/11/9/9119/60768

  23. Amy June 6, 2006 @ 7:46 am

    Oh, and there’s Joe Scarborough and Lori Klausutis…
    http://www.oldamericancentury.org/lori_klausutis.htm

    It’s almost too easy to find hypocritical repukes…

  24. Arliss Hogwasher June 6, 2006 @ 8:14 am

    How about George Bush and Condi Rice?
    Recent reports have Laura Bush living at a DC hotel.

  25. Monica June 6, 2006 @ 8:17 am

    I am so sick of this GOP holier-than-thou crap. Them and evangelical preachers. Let’s not forget the evangelical preachers who can’t keep it in their pants all the while they sermonize about how you burn in hell for coveting thy neighbor’s wife, let alone bedding her. I can’t understand why the average white Kansas resident can’t see this hypocrisy. But they just keep voting for these hypocrites and going to their churches, sending money to their TV and radio ministries. Damn them all for ruining life for the rest of us.

  26. STOP REPUBLICAN PEDOPHILIA June 6, 2006 @ 8:21 am

    Rick Santorum’s Republican Child Molesters
    Republican Hypocrisy Revealed
    STOP REPUBLICAN PEDOPHILIA
    http://www.armchairsubversive.com/

  27. Abbadabadowit June 6, 2006 @ 8:25 am

    Ken Calvert caught by police in his car with a hooker early morning hours in Corona, Ca where he lives.

  28. Abbadabadowit June 6, 2006 @ 8:26 am

    Forgot to say….the hooker was busy with her head down… Mr Calvert was sitting up.

  29. mighty maximus June 6, 2006 @ 8:28 am

    Republikkklan Party economics and philosophy of government have destroyed more lives, killed more people and have destroyed more marriages than any issue Republikklans can trump up in an election campaign.

  30. Mark Mywords June 6, 2006 @ 8:34 am

    WELL… you are all missing the point– there is a little known law that exempts high-ranking officials of the SS from criminal prosecution for these acts. What happens is, moments before the adulterous act takes place, his Supreme Excrement, King George the Turd, negates their standing marriage, basically nullifies the bond. After the act, he returns the holy deadlock and it is okay. If you guys aren’t going to read the rules THEN YOU SHOULD ALL SHUT UP. This rule, should you want to quote it at some point in time, is the “Plame Was Not A Secret Agent Act of 2002″, retroactivly created in 2006.
    Please try to keep up.

  31. Sean Gregory June 6, 2006 @ 8:39 am

    waynemadsenreport.com is now also reporting that Dubya had and continues to have a homosexual relationship with one Victor Ashe (the current ambassador to Poland). The report comes from Leola McConnell a former professional dominatrix who is now running for gov of Nevada. she claims a certain website bushssecretlifein84.tripod.com has been offering this info for nearly 2 years. This was also reported on the Randi Rhodes show 6/5/06. If this is true it makes Dubya a huge hypocrite. Where are the mainstream media who tried to crucify Bill Clinton for his indiscretion?

  32. Virginia Altobello June 6, 2006 @ 8:50 am

    The mainstream news media, print and TV, are studiously ignoring the President’s screwing around with his Secy of State. If true, they should all be ashamed of the hypocrisy in this government. Bring back gonzo journalists!

  33. Amy June 6, 2006 @ 8:51 am

    What about that Republican homophobe, Spokane Washington Mayor Jim West and Philip Giordano, the former Republican mayor of Waterbury Connecticut?

    Another good source:
    Extreme hypocrisy: The sex lives of Republicans
    http://www.coldtype.net/Assets.05/Niman/Niman.13.05.pdf

  34. Amy June 6, 2006 @ 8:53 am

    Oh, and what about Duke Cunningham and those prostitute/poker parties??

    I have to stop now, I could spend all day posting names of repuke hypocrites…

  35. tec June 6, 2006 @ 8:54 am

    What about Porter Goss (married) and all those poker parties with prostitutes. And the Dukestir (also married). He had a separate line item for prostitutes on his quid pro quo menu.

  36. Audrey June 6, 2006 @ 8:56 am

    I googled REPUBLICAN POLITICIAN SEX SCANDALS and got 2,140,000 results!!

  37. bobby johnson June 6, 2006 @ 9:11 am

    damn this is the best site i`ve in a while.doesn`t george`s abortion have anymore legs?

  38. bobby johnson June 6, 2006 @ 9:25 am

    what about ralph reed,certainly money hypocricy,but theres talk of him being in the closet.

  39. Bill in Idaho June 6, 2006 @ 9:27 am

    All those pietistic white males who currently protrest so loudly against gays should be forced to swear to their own eroto-purity by using the beyond-comic ancient Hebrew sacred gesture whereby veracity is confirmed: holding each other by the balls (the King James Bible uses the euphemism “put your hand under my thigh”). The ol’ Jewish deep-desert testicle-clutch gives us our now legalistic rhetoric of, e.g., to “tesify,” to “attest,” & to offer “testimony,” among other superannuated absurdities. Even ignoring the barbarism of circumcision, clearly, for a deity that seemingly opposes homosexual activities, “Old Nobodaddy” YHWH certainly has long sustained a rather heated fascination with male organs of generation.

  40. judy June 6, 2006 @ 9:29 am

    Why not send out these websites and let Pensito Review readers decide for themselves?

    http://bushssecretlifein84.tripod.com/
    http://www.mcconnellforgovernor.com
    Disclosure of George W. Bush’s adulterous bisexual behavior will only happen if the American public demand answers. Contact your local news organizations demanding that this truth be revealed and not go the way of his Texas Air National Guard records.

  41. Larry Weiler June 6, 2006 @ 9:42 am

    Don’t forget Dan Burton, R Indiana, who had a son out of wedlock.

  42. Candy June 6, 2006 @ 9:44 am

    And where is the list of Democrats? Last time I checked, they were “human”, too. Let’s look into the Kennedy family’s closet…

  43. cjc June 6, 2006 @ 9:45 am

    It’s not the behavior that’s appalling – surely there’s enough dirt to spread around everywhere – but the unforgiveable hypocrisy.

    On abortion – yes, make all the right-to-lifers, abortion restricters, sanctimonious political grandstanders against women’s reproductive freedom publicly confirm they’ve never had anything to do with abortion for any woman in or out of their family.
    We may not know who’s lying, but somebody will. Maybe a few will squirm.
    After all, doesn’t “not bearing false witness” mean no lying?

  44. i-man June 6, 2006 @ 9:49 am

    Please check out this web site for more “goodies” on these sleaze bags!

  45. nellieh June 6, 2006 @ 10:13 am

    I kept waiting for the claim one of GW’s friends alegedly took a girl he (GW) impregnated for an abortion in Houston. She suposedly married or is married to an FBI agent. Bobby Johnson was the first nod to it. I’m also waiting for the Times to report on Condi and GW because they used the Globe for their info on the Clintons.

  46. Michael June 6, 2006 @ 10:27 am

    Let’s put them all up there!

    Christ, of all the problems this country and this world face, we’re debating marriage amendments of any sort, occupying our time by pointing out flaws in our ‘leaders’?

    By god, this is our country and we need to take it back. We need to challenge hypocrisy wherever we see it, regardless of affiliation. We need to point out that it’s not just the emperor who has no clothes. Bush could not get away with a lot of his crap without being enabled by Congress; that Republican led Congress could not get away with their crap without being enabled by spineless Democratic members. We have created a hypocritical ruling class who cater to the cattle by espousing mythical values that they clearly don’t endorse through their lifestyles. Put them all up there, Republican and Democrat, liberal and neo-con, progressive, independent, and libertarian.

    It’s time for change. It’s time to ask them, what have you done for this country lately?

    Put them all up there. Let them account for themselves.

  47. Maezeppa June 6, 2006 @ 10:32 am

    The weird thing about GHWB’s paramour is that she’s every bit the battle-axe that Bar is.

  48. eclaire June 6, 2006 @ 10:39 am

    Including Bauer in this list was to do the man a campaign favor; no doubt he and his operatives cooked up this scandal to give him the appearance of being “manly,” which is all so important in the Republican party. Your describing Bauer as looking like a cross between a gay grinch and Mr. Bean demonstrates his need for manly props…in this case, a “hot 26-year old blonde.”

  49. Madison June 6, 2006 @ 11:04 am

    Candy, the Democrats don’t wag their moralizing fingers at everyone else about their behavior. The holier than thou bit is strictly a GOP thing. It’s obvious that you are a Republican because you are obtuse about hypocrisy. The charge here is not that they are adulterers but rather that they are hypocrites. Even this is biblical — ye who is without sin cast the first stone. Your leaders throw stones at everyone and yet they are just as guilty, just as human, as the rest of us.

  50. Editor June 6, 2006 @ 11:06 am

    Looks like the dems will have to introduce an amendment to ban adultery; punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Watch the republicans scurry on that one….

  51. Tony June 6, 2006 @ 11:20 am

    You forgot that paragon of corporatism Jack Welch.

  52. fred June 6, 2006 @ 11:35 am

    Roy Blunt, successor to Tom DeLay, defended marriage by leaving his longtime wife for a tobacco lobbyist.

  53. OhMy June 6, 2006 @ 11:55 am

    In the winter of 1971 George W. Bush was dating a woman named Robin Lowman (now Robin Garner). Miss Lowman became pregnant by Smirk and he arranged for her to have an abortion – which in Texas in 1971 was illegal! Not to mention that George W. is running as a pro-life candidate for the presidency.
    The unnamed source of this story, was a friend of Robin Lowman’s and the girlfriend of the man who arranged the abortion. His name is Robert Carl Chandler. Chandler is a Bush friend and supporter from way back and he made the arrangements for Miss Lowman’s abortion at the Twelve Oaks Hospital in Houston, TX (now the Bayou City Medical Center). The source overheard the call by Mr. Chandler to arrange the abortion and the source visited Robin Lowman at the Twelve Oaks Hospital after the procedure.

    The source meanwhile, is afraid of coming forward, saying that she was threatened by Chandler and another Bush friend and supporter named Jim Bath. Bath has longstanding intelligence connections, and played a role in the BCCI scandal. Robin Lowman (now Garner) is married to Jerry Lee Garner who is an FBI agent.

  54. Chris June 6, 2006 @ 11:57 am

    Although she is no longer in Congress, Helen Chenoweth-Hage deserves special consideration for her 6 year affair with her very married business partner, Vernon Ravenscroft, because of the timing. In between attacks on Clinton, she was logging quality time with VR..

    Chenoweth distinguished her affair from Clinton’s by expaining that she didn’t lie about hers–despite having denied (on tape) the affair 3 years prior.

  55. T June 6, 2006 @ 12:37 pm

    How about:
    Lee Atwater-mistress
    Mary Bono/Connie Mack
    Bill Paxson(what was his tie to Brit Hume)
    Neil Bush-mistresses
    Chuck Hagel-sexual harassment
    New Interior Secretary

    do you want more?

  56. Medic June 6, 2006 @ 12:59 pm

    John Fund, a worshipper of Grover Norquist, and a a very weird guy, was said to have beat the crap out of Ms. Pillsbury by, none other than, her father. Fund is tightly wound to the point of pathological.

  57. Steve M. June 6, 2006 @ 1:12 pm

    John Spencer, the New York GOP’s choice to run against Hillary Clinton, has a very interesting past. Details here.

  58. Jon Rynning June 6, 2006 @ 1:35 pm

    Tim Hutchinson: Bob Jones University grad, fundamentalist pastor, Clinton hater, one term Senator from Arkansas who divorced his wife of 29 years to marry a Senate aide.

  59. Ron June 6, 2006 @ 1:38 pm

    what about the rumors that Karl Rove is homosexual, and who can forget good old whitehouse friend Jeff Gannon,aka James Guckert! check out bohemian grove for more homosexual rumors.

  60. Dont Touch June 6, 2006 @ 1:50 pm

    Sex with a mule? I thought I had heard everything. Guess these “guys” are not above playing with ANYONE’S ass!

  61. Fre Atlast June 6, 2006 @ 2:08 pm

    There are Dems that are just as guilty and corrupt. They should all be voted out, especially those who voted for the war.

  62. frank a bowers June 6, 2006 @ 2:13 pm

    YOU FORGOT ABOUT THE LEADER OF THE PACT DWIGHT D (HIS 5 STARS SHOULD HAVE BEEN BLACK) AND HIS LITTLE CAPTAIN OR SECRETARY WHICH EVER YOU CHOOSE. SHE WAS WITH HIM NIGHTLY. WHEN I GOT TO RAF STATION-MOLESWORTH, ENGLAND IN THE EARLY 50’S THERE WERE STILL TALKING OF HIM AND HER. AND THEIR OPEN AFFAIR. FRANK BOWERS

  63. PFED June 6, 2006 @ 2:17 pm

    Neil Bush

  64. Ken June 6, 2006 @ 2:30 pm

    How about Dick Chaney’s “lady” friend who was traveling with him in Texas when he shot the lawyer in the face? (Oh, how I wish somebody would investigate and report on this story.)

  65. Roger Bradshaw June 6, 2006 @ 2:53 pm

    Sick, Sick, Sick. I guess that wives and childern are only good for photo-ops as far as politics are concerned. If I were a—clean– and I repeat–CLEAN– democrat I would hammer this home to my potential constituents. I would point out that a party that practices such wanton hypocricy should not be trusted to run government honestly. Afterall, if you can’t or will not be honest with yourself and your wife then you would probably be far more likely to see nothing wrong with stealing or lying ( and I think we now see the putrid fruits of GOP moral decay before us now). If a GOP politician himself was not a philanderer then use guilt by association. You don’t have to kill someone to be considered a murderer if you associate frequently with murders. I say give it to em high and hard just like they have been sticking to the dems for years. Use their own words and deeds against them. This is no time to be concillatory. The GOP wishes power and they think they have a winner in moral issues. Bash their brains in with it. As far as democrats are concerned—we never claim to be moral titans and usually leave such personal decisions to indivuals to work out. Another quick thought is why not pull a Larry Flynt and have private investigator dig up dirt on these men and show it to world. Let them feel what it is like to be spied on for once.

  66. Sandra June 6, 2006 @ 4:23 pm

    My new bumper sticker(homemade)
    Want to honor the sancity of marriage
    Want to preserve the family
    How about a constitutional ban on divorce?

  67. Joan June 6, 2006 @ 4:34 pm

    I have hearseveral rumors about John Thune, SD. One of which was that supposedly he was seen walking out of the “red light” district of DC about 5:30 A.M. by a member of the press. I read this on line last winter.

  68. harlene kopp June 6, 2006 @ 4:47 pm

    Henry Hyde not only broke up a marriage, but also fathered a son from his . He did pay child care and, I believe, used him as a tax deduction.

    Henry’s wife did not leave him and now that this bastard is grown, has been accepted in the family.

    How about that for audacity? Oh my, what willl the children say.

  69. jean-paul June 6, 2006 @ 4:52 pm

    Great, since Republicans are sniffing their opponents’ panties, let’s sniff theirs! Surprise surprise, they’re dirty too! But it’s alright to sniff, because we did not start this, you know, they did, and morever, we don’t ride on the same moral values and we are just calling their hypocrisy. And when we regain power, we’ll put an end to this, because it is just not the way we are. Yes it is: read the comments…
    Sometimes, i think the Statue of Liberty should be brandishing not a torch, but a pair of underwear. And holding her nose, of course.

  70. Sean June 6, 2006 @ 6:06 pm

    From Daily Kos:

    I’ve got a few additions as well. The most recent is married Republican Representative Don Sherwood of Pennsylvania’s 10th District, who filed court papers on July 21st, denying his abuse of Cynthia Ore. (Think a ‘w’ and an ‘h’ belong in front of that surname??) She’s the Maryland woman he tried to strangle in her apartment and with whom he’s been having a five-year affair. Other self-admitted or otherwise confirmed GOP adulterers are listed below. (Unlike Turdblossom, I do not include rumors in my writing without identifying them as such; you may be assured of accuracy here.)
    Dick Armey, Texas
    Gary Bauer, former presidential candidate
    Mary Bono, Calif. (Ex wife of Sonny…after Cher)
    Christopher Buckley (Son of William F.)
    Jim Bunn, Oregon
    Jeb Bush, (Governor, Fla.)
    Charles Cannady, Fla.
    Helen Chenoweth, Idaho (IDAHO???)
    John Christensen, Neb.
    Dan Crane, Ill.
    Paul Crouch, televangelist (Surprise, surprise, surprise.)
    Kirk Fordice, Miss.
    W. John Hathaway, Maine
    Michael Huffington, Calif. (Ex-hubby of Arianna)
    Jack Kemp, New York
    Henry Kissinger (!!)
    Ernie Konnyu, Calif.
    Steve LaTourette, Ohio
    Bob Livingston, La.
    Thatcher Longstreth, Penn.
    John McCain, Ariz.
    John McKay, Fla.
    Bill O’Reilly (Faux News All-Star GOPervert)
    Bill Owens, Colo.
    John Schmitz, Colo.
    Bud Schuster, Penn.
    Bill Thomas, Calif.
    John Tower, Texas
    Sol Wachtler, New York
    J.C. Watts, Okla.
    S.Vance Wilkens, Virg.

    Link:
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/9/24/12938/7100

  71. JollyRoger June 6, 2006 @ 9:10 pm

    It is the way of the wingnut to say one thing, and do the exact opposite. There are no surprises here.

    I often marvel at the loops the worshippers will jump through to defend their scumbag Gods.

  72. Melissa June 7, 2006 @ 1:12 am

    To Markmywords, I am so ashamed, of course it isn’t a crime. I forgot King George can do anything, anytime, anywhere, because God talks to him and tells him it is OK. I feel so out of it. I keep thinking that the Constitution means something, and marriage vows mean something, and the law means something. Sheesh silly me. King George the Wise and Powerful has changed all that .

  73. lyn June 7, 2006 @ 2:58 am

    Now the private lives of GOP members is fair game and they can be exposed as the flaming hypocrites they are because the American people DO know all about sex scandals. They don’t know deficits and lobbying rules and stuff like that, but a SEX SCANDAL, they’ve got that down perfectly. Now we can make comparisons between how all this stuff is covered in the press and late night t.v.Bill Clinton’s sex issues seem to pale by comparison.

  74. Ken Duerksen; Oxford, Ohio June 7, 2006 @ 4:00 am

    Candy said:

    “And where is the list of Democrats? Last time I checked, they were “human,” too. Let’s look into the Kennedy family’s closet.”

    Dear, its not the Democrats who are storming the Gay Marriage windmill with pitchforks and torches. The relevant concept here is “hypocrisy”, not “humanity”.

  75. Ken Duerksen; Oxford, Ohio June 7, 2006 @ 3:56 am

    What about W and Condi? Remember her little slip: “…as I was telling my husb…uh, the President”. I understand there are some White House staff quoted on this issue.

  76. Charles Karafotias June 7, 2006 @ 7:08 am

    90 percent of Americans never heard the name Jeff Gannon, the phony “newsman” homosexual prostitute who was planted by Bush in 200 news conferences while such heavyweights as Helen Thomas and Maureen Dowd were banned. Much was made of sleepovers for fundraising by Clinton, but nobody mentions the fact that the he-whore spent 17 nights defiling the Lincoln bedroom. “Hot military stud” 8 inches uncut, 200/hr 1200/weekend according to his website has been hidden from view by the lap dog MSM media. They slavered over every lurid detail of the midnight pizza deliveries and the infamous blue dress, but a scumbag who delivers anal sex for money is completely glossed over. Let’s make the name Jeff Gannon,
    male whore, White House habitue a household word.

  77. Matthew R. Peters June 7, 2006 @ 7:51 am

    The acts of fornication and adultry
    are bad enough in themselves, but the real evil occurs by the neglect
    of duty and previous commitments that occur during the “chase” and the subsequent coverups.

  78. Esteban Bouvet June 7, 2006 @ 10:40 am

    The should remane their party – The RePubicAnts – the termintes of sex…

  79. Hubert Wilson June 7, 2006 @ 11:46 am

    “AN AFFAIR NOT REMEMBERED”
    http://WWW.ILOVEPOETRY.COM/VIEWPOEM.ASP?ID=53964
    Break the code and learn the identities.

  80. Redzilla June 7, 2006 @ 12:08 pm

    Let’s also not forget that other 10 Commandments gem: Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Ooops…I wonder if it has not yet occurred to these guys that worshipping money counts.

  81. JB June 7, 2006 @ 1:17 pm

    . . . and worshipping country, counts as well!

  82. Hubert Wilson June 7, 2006 @ 2:10 pm

    http://WWW.ILOVEPOETRY.COM/VIEWPOEM.ASP?ID=87349
    “BETRAYAL OF BARON 52″
    Sometimes old lovers come with literal skeletons.

  83. Heil Mary June 7, 2006 @ 8:17 pm

    My ex boyfriend ran into Neil Bush at a Bangkok child brothel in 1993. Tommy the Matchmaker of the SINGLES Yacht Club in Bethesda introduced me to John McCain in the late 1990s. A coworker and 2 former neighbors told me independently of each other about Bush Sr.’s blonde military attache mistress. Wellstone got whacked by Cheney so the GOP’s Gary Condit, Norm Coleman, could retip the Senate. Coleman has a dead Chandra in his past. Don Sherwood’s whore Ore probably was paid $5 mil because she probably has receipts for abortions. Fetal fascist Henry Hyde’s MANY mistresses probably all had abortions. Gingrich’s adultery was officially blessed by the House Catholic chaplain. Call-girl-ista Gingrich sings in a Catholic choir every Sunday at the “Immaculate” Conception Shrine in NE DC. I’ve considered staging a protest there regarding her “immaculate” adultery. Can you imagine such hypocrite whore as First Lady??

  84. Dennis McQueen June 7, 2006 @ 10:59 pm

    Can’t believe this hasn’t gotten out- Arizona Senate speaker Ken Bennett’s 18 year old son was recently convicted of 18 counts of rape of 11 to 14 year old boys. He and a companion used broomsticks and flashlights to commit these assults at a summer camp. The victims are suffering obvious physical and mental truauma.

    The DA’s office- also Republican- first recommended that a prison sentence would not be appropriate in this case. Clifton Bennett was finally sentenced to 30 days in jail. It is entirely appropriate to ask what is going on in the Bennett’s good Republican home that would cause young Bennett to commit such acts.

  85. Hubert Wilson June 8, 2006 @ 6:05 am

    http://WWW.ILOVEPOETRY.COM.VIEWPOEM.ASP?ID=38319
    “THE MANY MYSTERIES OF LIN BIAO”
    Neglecting your key diplomatic duties to carry on an affair can sometimes return to haunt you many years later.

  86. Cody June 8, 2006 @ 12:41 pm

    June 4, 2006 — More on George W. Bush’s “Sanctity of Marriage” gay marriage constitutional ban.

    George W. Bush’s marital problems have just taken another turn for the worse. Apparently, Mr. Bush has not only engaged in an extra-marital affair with a member of the opposite sex who is also a senior member of his Cabinet, but also a member of the same sex. WMR received the following release this morning from Leola McConnell, Democratic candidate for Governor of Nevada (who has been endorsed by WMR). McConnell is a one-time professional dominatrix.

    “President Bush’s speech to the nation Monday. If he doesn’t say he’s a gay American or at the least a bisexual one then he shouldn’t be making one at all. And the notion that it would be in regards to writing bigotry into our nation’s Constitution is reprehensible. Too bad it isn’t me doing the rebuttal because in 1984, I watched him perform (with the enthusiasm of homosexual male who had done this many times before) a homosexual act on another man, namely Victor Ashe. Victor Ashe is the current Ambassador to the nation of Poland who should also come out like former Governor McGreevey of New Jersey and admit to being a gay American. Other homo-erotic acts were also performed by then private citizen George Bush because I performed one of them on him personally.

    I am the woman this website (bushssecretlifein84.tripod.com) speaks of that has been posted on the net nearly two years now. None of this would be the business of anyone but President Bush’s little ruse to save his failed presidency by using DOMA [Defense of Marriage Act] to divide Americans one from the other has to be exposed as the act of a desperate closeted homosexual man. The only crime in being GLBT is in the hiding. The President needs to come clean with the American people about his own past sexual behavior before he tries to besmirch the humanity of people in search of sincerely committing to the same bonds of matrimony he’s afforded. He violated his own vows of monogamy having a homosexual affair with a long time family friend of whom his wife had no knowledge. His hypocrisy seems to know no bounds.

    I had planned to run for governor of Nevada without going into any of this but his planned nationally televised address to the nation makes it necessary for me to address his attempt at division in as public a way as he picked to try this Bushification of reality regarding same sex marriages.

    Sincerely,
    Leola McConnell
    Liberal Democratic candidate for Governor of Nevada”

    originally found on the Wayne Madsen Report

  87. pensive radfem June 14, 2006 @ 1:08 am

    Over at: http://www.waynemadsenreport.com he veryfies Bush IS having an affair with the Sec. of State! Also, Pat Robertson’s wife was 7mos. pregant when they married! Henry Hyde of the Hyde Admendment- fathered a child with that affaire!

  88. Laura September 15, 2006 @ 7:19 pm

    My dad told me that Idaho Senator Larry Craig had been “caught in a locker with a male pageboy, but it just got swept under the carpet.” I want to know if this is true…and if so, when did it happen?

  89. someone interested.... October 4, 2006 @ 1:26 pm

    I’ve too have heard the Larry Craig/pageboy story about a dozen times..to many times for it NOT to be true..former news men etc. In light of the Foley scandal someone needs to finaly follow up on it.

  90. David April 21, 2007 @ 12:11 am

    It’s crazy to limit it to a top ten list when there are so many deserving candidates.

  91. Kevin October 24, 2007 @ 8:09 am

    “I did NOT have sex with that woman.” Bill Clinton

    (3 weeks later)

    “I’ve sinned.” (crocodile tears on TV).

    Republicans may be doing it, sure, but only a Democrat has been caught doing it red-handed, and then committed perjury by trying to lie and say it never happened.

    So really – who’s slimier? Democrats, hands down…

  92. Jon October 24, 2007 @ 9:10 am

    You just don’t get it, Kevin. The “sin” in question is not adultery it’s hypocrisy. Dems don’t waggle their fingers at everyone else about their personal behavior. Only Republicans call themselves “values voters” and position themselves as being holier than thou.

    These GOP pols are fooling church sheeple and borderline retarded Dittoheads into voting for them by implying they are morally superior to everyone else, that they support “family values” when in fact they’re just as craven as anyone in Hollywood or the other bugaboos.

    They also promote the lie that gay marriage is a threat to het marriage, when, in fact, it is adultery that destroys marriages, not the commitment of two guys or two gals for each other. (Not to mention the fact — for people who believe such nonsense — that adultery is prohibited in the 10 commandments and being gay is not.)

    These Republicans are slimier by a factor of 1 million times than Clinton or any Democrat because they’re pretending to be something they are not in order to hoodwink intellectually stunted people into voting for them.

  93. FLORA July 31, 2008 @ 8:28 am

    I WAS MARRIED TO A GOP POLITICIAN WHO GOT THROWN OUT OF HIS LAST RACE FOR BEING CAUGHT ON CAMERA WITH A CONSTITUENT’S WIFE. I STILL ONLY VOTE REPO THOUGH. THE WORST REPUBLICAN IS BETTER THAN THE BEST MARXIST/DEMOCRAT.

  94. FLORA July 31, 2008 @ 8:32 am

    A POINT I MEANT TO MAKE IS THAT THE GOP USUALLY DOES GET RID OF ITS SERIAL FORNICATORS, ADULTORERS AND PEDOPHILES……THE DEMS, AS MENTIONED ABOVE, MAKE LITTLE MARTYRS OF THEM. THE REPOS ARE HYPOCRITES BUT WE PALE IN COMPARISON TO THE DEMS.

  95. Steve February 16, 2009 @ 7:49 pm

    YOU R EXACTLY WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY. yOU ARE FRICKEN IDIOTS AND WHAT YOU ACCUSE REP. OF BEING ARE EXACTLY WHAT YOU FAR LEFT KOOL AID DINKING IDIOTS ARE…

  96. morgan June 10, 2010 @ 4:53 pm

    Yes it is. Think about it.

  97. Fiona Mackenzie April 12, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

    Don’t forget Ensign, the senator who employed his “best friends” (husband and wife), forced the wife to continue an affair she wanted to end, ultimately fired both of them, illegally made the husband into a lobbyist immediately without the waiting period, bribed them with $96,000 (a pittance) and a new house to keep quiet about the affair, and walked about the Senate clothed in his “Brotherhood” godly religious wonderfulness while Republicans never even mentioned the possibility of his leaving. Finally he had to go, but only because of breaking finance rules; all the rest of this was fine with the Republican party and the fundamentalist religion tearing at the fabric of the American government.

  98. Fiona Mackenzie April 12, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

    The difference is that the Republicans are constantly digging for some irrelevant piece of dirt they can use to bring down a Democratic official, while the Dems allow the most egregious, evil crap in the GOP camp to continue–but help the GOP by busting their own people (like Anthony Weiner) and allowing Americans to believe that having an almost-sex encounter with a scheming woman in a back corridor is an impeachable offense while pursuing and harassing teen-aged congressional aids is not.

  99. Fiona Mackenzie April 12, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

    You, Flora, need to checks the stats. You have reality just backward.

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