Hypocrites, liars, thieves, cheats, and sexual predators are nothing new in our government leadership. Since our Founding Forefathers there's always been controversy and scandals. But just like we have with the disproportionate amount of African-Americans and other minorities in our prison system, there also appears to be a disproportionate amount of our politicians engaging in nefarious affairs, ranging from adultery to bribery.
||Anthony Weiner's transgressions (via his Twitter account: sex-texting and lewd photos) almost pales in comparison when looking at the behavior of others in our leadership.|
||Oddly, too many of them seem to be "socially conservative Christians" and reign from the Bible Belt.|
|So if one were to look at Anthony's behavior in honest
perspective, his actions were more of a sexually immature man, rather than
that of an evil and conniving monster. The media whined that he lied to
them...so what! The media lies to us all the time, especially Fox
News and Bill O'Reilly, who's a sexual predator and had to settle
a lawsuit for millions of dollars, (but because Bill pimps his books
on his TV show, he HAD to lie about that!) And HIS lies harm far more
people than Anthony's lie had. We've ALL lied about one thing or another
in our lives for one reason or another. "He that is without sin
among you, let him first cast a stone."
The frivolous complaints by the Republicans about Wiener's wiener and Wiener-gate is really more of a waste of time and a distraction than anything else. There are too many far more important things going on right now. The worst part of it is, because of Anthony's stupidity, now the rabid and radical right-wing has some fresh red meat to chew on for a while. Very little was said by Bill O'Reilly about Senator John Ensign, who screwed his best friend's wife and paid to try and cover it up (and who Rick Santorum had tipped off). I expect Fox News to run the Weiner story up until the 2012 elections, but I wish CNN and MSNBC would report on more important matters so I and others can blog about something else.
Anthony Weiner will be a great loss to the Progressive movement and I hope his fellow Democrats don't throw him under the bus, because we know how spineless they can be when standing up to Republicans.
The list below represents those who are guilty of much more egregious offenses, many who are repeat offenders. So unless, or until, it can be shown that Anthony Weiner participated in other, more "criminal" activity, I say get off his damn back and let he and his wife sort it out.
George W. Bush - 1976 Arrest and Conviction of drunk driving in Maine. Lied to Congress and U.S. citizens about Iraq's nuclear capability just to justify his pre-emptive war. Covered up Saudi aid to 9-11 hijackers. Lied on a juror form about his arrest record, a felony in Texas. Lied under oath during a private lawsuit.
George H. W. Bush - Linda Tripp says he had an affair with a woman named Jennifer Fitzgerald.
Henry Hyde - Broke up a family during his seven year adulterous affair!
Mike Bowers - Cheated on his wife for FIFTEEN YEARS!
Newt Gingrich - Dumped his ex-wife while she was in a hospital bed suffering from cancer. Was screwing his aid while sitting in judgment of President Clinton. He resigned as Speaker of the House. Also funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to his campaign donors. His district received more taxpayer's money than all the other districts in America.
Bill Bennett - When not telling Americans how to be virtuous could be found in Las Vegas gambling the night away.
Bob Dole - Cheated on his first wife with his later wife, Elizabeth Dole.
Bob Dornan - Reported to have cheated on and beaten his wife.
Oliver North - While guest host on the Rush Limbaugh show he advocated the assassination of President Clinton. Lied to Congress. Sold arms to enemies. Guilty of obstruction of justice, shredded Iran Contra documents, ordered his secretary to smuggle out incriminating evidence in her panties.
John Linder - Has a wandering eye for his female staff members.
Ronald Reagan - Dumped Jane Wyman by cheating on her with several Hollywood starlets. Secretly sold weapons to terrorists then lied about it.
William Cohen - Dumped his white wife for a new black one.
Guy Millner - Has been married three times, partly because he has sex with women he wasn't married to.
Rush Limbaugh - Fat as he may be, he cheated on two of his three wives. Dope addict. Avoided draft during Vietnam by saying he had an anal cyst. Fired seven times. Money launderer.
Mitch Skandalakis - Hired hookers from his Las Vegas hotel room!
Michael Deaver - Was so drunk he doesn't remember hiring hookers.
Bill Randall - A Florida Congressional candidate and minister, he fathered an illegitimate child during his affair!
Phil Gramm - Funded porn movie. Draft dodger. Laundered illegal campaign funds. Wife Wendy corporate crook. INTRODUCED LEGISLATION TO DEREGULATE THE BANKS IN 1999!
Rep. Bob Barr - Used pro-lifer's money to get elected and then forced his wife to have an abortion. Also was a member of the CCC, a KKK like organization.
Bill McCartney - Promise Keepers founder who didn't keep his promise to his wife and then lied about it for 20 years!
Bob Dornan - Regularly beat his wife but he is a "family values" Republican
Rep. Dan Burton - Had at least six adulterous affairs, and fathered a bastard son who he ignored!
Pat Robertson - Impregnated a girl and refused to marry her until her parents threatened to contact the media. Owns interest in gold mine in Liberia and supported the ruthless dictator Charles to protect his mine.
Rep. Bob Barr - Cheated on all three of his wives - and coerced one into having an abortion - then lied about it!
Rudolph Giuliani - Boffed his assistant in Gracie Mansion while his wife stayed home with the kids!
Sen. Strom Thurmond - Cheated on his fourth wife at age 88!!
Gilbert Davis - Paula Jones' attorney, who allowed himself to be videotaped DrUnK during his adultery!
Bob Packwood - Drank huge amounts of hard liquor and then tongue-kissed his female staffers against their will!
Gov. Kirk Fordice - Got so hopped up by his mistress that he crashed his Jeep Cherokee and got himself hurt!
Beverly Russell - The Christian Coalition coordinator who molested his stepd-aughter Susan Smith, who later killed her own kids.
Marv Albert - Called himself a Republican, bit his longtime mistresses, and had sex with her while wearing women's panties!
N.C. Rep. Sue Myrick - Who cheated on her husband and left him for another man!
Bob Livingston - The GOP Speaker-to-never-be, who cheated on his wife Bonnie - with at least four women!
Michael Huffington - The Former GOP Congressman who cheated on his wife Arianna (of the Huffington Post) - with other men!
Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Mary Fallin - Who had an adulterous affair with her security guard - a state trooper!
Rep. Helen Chenoweth - Who screwed most every married male member of the Idaho Legislature!
Jim Bakker - Cheated on his wife. Stole millions of dollars. Eventually got locked up in chains and sent to federal prison.
Jimmy Swaggart - Who broke down crying after he got busted with an ugly hooker!
Rep. Susan "Congressional 'Ho" Myrick
Grover Cleveland (President of the United States)
He fathered an illegitimate child before running for President.
Bill Clinton (President of the United States)
The 42nd President was impeached following a sexual relationship with White House intern.
Ted Kennedy (U.S. Senator; presidential candidate)
The Massachusetts Democrat has remained a major national political figure despite the Chappaquiddick incident, where his late brother’s 29-year-old ex-staffer, Mary Jo Kopechne, drowned when a car Kennedy was driving went off a bridge. Kennedy pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident; he received a two month suspended sentence.
Barney Frank (U.S. Congressman)
The Massachusetts Democrat was reprimanded by the House after his partner ran an escort service out of the Congressman’s home.
James E. McGreevey (Governor of New Jersey)
The married Governor resigned after admitting to an affair with another man – his Homeland Security advisor.
Wilbur Mills (U.S. Congressman; presidential candidate)
The Arkansas Democrat was the powerful House Ways & Means Committee Chairman when he was caught, intoxicated, driving into the Tidal Basin with stripper Fanne Fox.
Gary Hart (U.S. Senator; presidential candidate)
The Colorado Senator was a major candidate for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination, but his campaign ended after being photographed cavorting with Donna Rice on a boat called Monkey Business.
Gary Condit (U.S. Congressman)
The California Democrat’s former Intern, Chandra Levy, was found dead in a Washington, D.C. park, and questions about their relationship – and his poor handling of the media frenzy that followed – led to Condit’s defeat.
Mel Reynolds (U.S. Congressman)
The Illinois Democrat resigned during his first term after having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old campaign worker. He later went to prison.
Neil Goldschmidt (Governor of Oregon)
As Mayor of Portland, Goldschmidt had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old babysitter.
Brock Adams (U.S. Senator)
The Washington Democrat didn’t seek re-election to the Senate after eight women alleged misconduct that included harassment, sexual assault and rape.
Wayne Hays (U.S. Congressman)
The Ohio Democrat, Chairman of the powerful House Administration Committee, put his mistress on the House payroll. He was forced to resign after 28 years in Congress. Comeback: won election to Ohio State Legislature.
Eliot Spitzer (Governor of New York)
The Democratic Governor is allegedly John #9 in a scandal involving high priced call girls and a prostitution ring. He resigned after just 14 months in office. Now has a show on CNN.
Gerry Studds (U.S. Congressman)
The Massachusetts Democrat was censured by the House for engaging in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male House Page. He continued to win re-election.
Allen Howe (U.S. Congressman)
The Utah Democrat was a one-term Congressman after he was arrested for soliciting two prostitutes – actually, both cops – in his home town of Salt Lake City.
Fred Richmond (U.S. Congressman)
The New York Democrat was charged with soliciting sex from a 16-year-old boy. He was re-elected two years later.
Paul Patton (Governor of Kentucky)
The Democratic Governor had an extramarital affair with a nursing home operator; after she broke it off, the state cited the nursing home with a bunch of violations.
Chuck Robb (U.S. Senator; Governor of Virginia)
The Virginia Democrats admitted to spending time with former Miss Virginia/Playboy model Tai Collins and to getting a nude massage. He won re-election three years later.
Kwame Kilpatrick (Mayor of Detroit, MI)
The Mayor of Detroit faces a possible criminal probe and recall over his relationship with his ex- Chief of Staff that included sexually explicit text messages.
Bob Wise (Governor of West Virginia)
The West Virginia Democrat did not seek a second term as Governor after disclosure that he had an affair with a state employee.
Too many others to list...
* Disclaimer: This information was compiled from information I found in various blogs on the internet. You can research each individual first before making a final conclusion. I myself have never cheated on ANY wife ;)