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Tammy

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At the risk of sounding like a sexist I think maybe it's time to elect Women only.  If sex scandals disqualifies someone from serving in any political office, maybe we should only allow Women to serve.  I mean look at this list from Newsweek.
Democrats:
1.    Wayne Hays (1976): Affair with secretary (one of the first major sex scandals)
2.    Allan Howe (1976): Solicited sex with two prostitutes (both of whom were undercover cops)
3.    John Young (1976): Staffer alleged sexual harrassment
4.    Fred Richmond (1978): Charged with soliciting sex from a 16-year-old boy.
5.    Gerry Studds (1983): Reprimanded for having sex with a male teenage House page
6.    Gary Hart (1988): Affair with model Donna Rice.
7.    Barney Frank (1989): Affair with male prostitute, who also conducted business in Frank's home.
8.    Chuck Robb (1991): Admitted to receiving a nude massage from a former Miss Virginia.
9.    Brock Adams (1992): Eight women accused him of sexual harassment, abuse, and rape.
10.    Mel Reynolds (1994): Sexual relationship with 16-year-old campaign volunteer.
11.    Bill Clinton (1998): Affair with intern Monica Lewinsky.
12.    Gary Condit (2001): Affair with (murdered) intern Chandra Levy.
13.    Paul Patton (2002): Affair with nursing home operator; when the affair ended the state of Kentucky filed numerous violations against her business.
14.    Bob Wise (2003): Affair with a state government staffer
15.    Jim McGreevey (2004): Resigned as NJ governor after admitting that he is "a gay American"
16.    Neil Goldschmidt (2004): Admitted to having a relationship with a 14-year-old girl in the 1970s.
17.    Roosevelt Dobbins (2005): Congressman form Arkansas, pleaded guilty to fondling a 16-year-old.
18.    Gavin Newsom (2007): Affair with the wife of a top aide.
19.    Antonio Villaraigosa (2007): Affair with a television reporter.
20.    Tim Mahoney (2008): Admitted to multiple affairs.
21.    Eliot Spitzer (2008): Involved in prostitution scandal.
22.    Paul Morrison (2008): Affair with administrative staffer while Attorney General of Kansas, pressured her to reveal information about Kansas D.A.
23.    Marc Dann (2008): Attorney General of Ohio, had an affair with a staffer.
24.    David Paterson (2008): Admitted that both he and his wife had extramarital affairs
25.    John Edwards (2008): Had an affair with a campaign employee while running for President.
26.    Kwame Kilpatrick (2008): Text messaging sex scandal
27.    Sam Adams (2009): Portland, OR mayor lied about relationship with 18-year-old male intern.
TALLY: 27

Republicans:
1.    Tom Evans (1980): Along with other politicians, accused of being involved with lobbyist/former Playboy model Paula Parkinson.
2.    Bob Bauman (1980): Solicited sex from a 16-year-old boy
3.    Jon Hinson (1980): Caught attempting to have oral sex in a men's House restroom.
4.    John G. Schmitz (1982): Had an affair that led to an out-of-wedlock child.
5.    Dan Crane (1983): Reprimanded for having sex with a teenage House page.
6.    (Buz Lukens (1989): Spent time in jail after having sex with a 16-year-old girl.
7.    Jon Grunseth (1990): Swam nude with group of 13-year-old girls; suspended gubernatorial run.
8.    Ken Calvert (1993): Arrested while soliciting a prostitute.
9.    Bob Packwood (1995): Resigned from Senate amid allegations of sexual harassment and abuse.
10.    Bob Livingston (1998): Admitted to multiple extramarital affairs.
11.    Helen Chenoweth-Hage (1998): Admitted to a six year affair with a married rancher in her home state of Idaho
12.    Henry Hyde (1998): Admitted he'd had an affair many years prior
13.    Rudy Giuliani (2002): Ex-wife Donna Hanover accused him of "notorious adultery"; he's now married to Judith Nathan, his girlfriend at the time.
14.    Steve LaTourette (2003): Accused of affair with staffer, who he later married.
15.    Jack Ryan (2004): Former wife Jeri claimed he took her to sex clubs and pressured her to have sex in public.
16.    James West (2005): Removed as mayor of Spokane, WA after an gay Internet sex scandal.
17.    Don Sherwood (2006): Affair with 29-year-old woman while he was a PA congressman.
18.    Mark Foley (2006): Involved in a texting scandal with male House pages
19.    Bob Allen (2007): Solicited oral sex from a male undercover cop.
20.    Newt Gingrich (2007):Acknowledged having an affair in the 1990s
21.    Charles Boutin (2007): Resigned from MD Public Service Comission after email exchanges with a prostitute surfaced.
22.    David Vitter (2007): Part of the DC Madam scandal
23.    Larry Craig (2007): Bathroom sex solicitation scandal.
24.    Vito Fossella (2008): Affair with a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel.
25.    John Ensign (2009): Admitted to having an affair with a married staffer.
26.    Mark Sanford (2009): Affair with a woman in Argentina.
TALLY: 26 LINK

This list was written in 09, so Anthony Weiner name isn't on the list.  By Newsweek's tally there are 27 + Weiner from the Democratic side and 26 from the Republican side, but guess what?  They all are males!  That says it all, it's so the time for Females to step up and save the nation from men.  Forget about political parties and vote for the woman or accept that men cheat.  Why do we except them to act differently once in public office?


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I get your point, but you forget that most of those men had help from women to do the cheating.  I'm sure that if all politicians were female that there would be more of them caught in affairs.  I do get your point that we are too obsessed with sex scandals.
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Great post Tammy, it's about time we got rid of the old boys club!
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11. Helen Chenoweth-Hage (1998): Admitted to a six year affair with a married rancher in her home state of Idaho"

Well, Tammy one of those good old boys was a gal, but the point about us being to obsessed with sex scandals is still a good one.


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11. Helen Chenoweth-Hage (1998): Admitted to a six year affair with a married rancher in her home state of Idaho"

Well, Tammy one of those good old boys was a gal, but the point about us being to obsessed with sex scandals is still a good one.




What can I say but...
OOPS!

But, there is the bigger point, that too too too much time and money is wasted on all these sex scandals.  Are we really that immature as a public?

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11. Helen Chenoweth-Hage (1998): Admitted to a six year affair with a married rancher in her home state of Idaho"

Well, Tammy one of those good old boys was a gal, but the point about us being to obsessed with sex scandals is still a good one.




What can I say but...
OOPS!

But, there is the bigger point, that too too too much time and money is wasted on all these sex scandals.  Are we really that immature as a public?


I love that one, with Betty and the balloons.  To answer your question, sex sells and yes most people especially Republicans are that immature and hypocritical.
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11. Helen Chenoweth-Hage (1998): Admitted to a six year affair with a married rancher in her home state of Idaho"

Well, Tammy one of those good old boys was a gal, but the point about us being to obsessed with sex scandals is still a good one.




What can I say but...
OOPS!

But, there is the bigger point, that too too too much time and money is wasted on all these sex scandals.  Are we really that immature as a public?


I love that one, with Betty and the balloons.  To answer your question, sex sells and yes most people especially Republicans are that immature and hypocritical.


Republicans are hypocrites says it all for me.
Tammy

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11. Helen Chenoweth-Hage (1998): Admitted to a six year affair with a married rancher in her home state of Idaho"

Well, Tammy one of those good old boys was a gal, but the point about us being to obsessed with sex scandals is still a good one.




What can I say but...
OOPS!

But, there is the bigger point, that too too too much time and money is wasted on all these sex scandals.  Are we really that immature as a public?


I love that one, with Betty and the balloons.  To answer your question, sex sells and yes most people especially Republicans are that immature and hypocritical.

Hypocrites is right, they can do everything up to mass murder and it's ok, but let a Democrat just look wrong and they are ready to crucify him.
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