Top 5: Sex Scandals in American Politics

Top 5: Sex Scandals in American Politics

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By Olive Day on June 17, 2011

Without being a history buff, I’m sure you can name at least five sex scandals that have gone on in American politics. Most recently, U.S. house of representative for New York’s 9th district, Anthony Weiner, was caught with his incredibly well-endowed penis hanging out for the world to see after hackers got a hold of his exceedingly graphic twitter account.

I’m not really sure what it is with politicians but damn, are they ever dirty! Seriously, is there a sex/kink requirement to become a representative?  If there is, I’ve got a couple of friends that went to law school that are way hotter than the people that these five American politicians have been caught with.

Bill Clinton – 42nd President of the United States: This one is a no brainer; I think everyone remembers the semen stained dress and the unfortunate yet iconic “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” one-liner. But what you may not have known is that way before boning the White House intern Monica Lewinsky, he had alleged relationships with two women, Gennifer Flowers and Paula Jones when he was the Governor of Arkansas.  

 Wilbur Mills – U.S. congressman and presidential candidate in 1972: sexual tomfooleries may not be as glamourized as other scandals, but this one is definitely a doozy and very taboo for his time. While working in Congress, Mills was pulled over by U.S. Park Police at 2am and was found to be incredibly intoxicated and beaten up with Fanne Fox, a stripper from Argentina. When the policeman approached the car, Fox leapt from the vehicle and fell into a Tidal Basin. Despite the scandal, Mills was re-elected into congress in 1974. In November, Mills then was seen drunk onstage in Boston at a burlesque house where Foxe was performing with her husband. He later held a press conference in her dressing room drunk for no reason making him the coolest congressman you’ve never heard of.

James E. McGreevy – You’ll probably remember this one since it’s still the butt of many jokes. The married 52nd Governor of New Jersey was criticized for appointing Golan Cipel, an Israeli citizen with no prior experience as the homeland security advisor. Seriously, the guy couldn’t even gain security approval from the Federal Government! Then in February 2001, a newspaper called The Record picked the rather odd story up after finding out that McGreevy had met Cipel in Israel during a trip in 2000 where he was a “sailor” and a “poet”. After the story broke, the public began interrogating the two about their frequent trips and close friendship triggering McGreevy’s own mother to inquire about his sexual orientation. In 2002, McGreevy mysteriously asked Cipel to step down as advisor, which prompted him to threaten to file a sexual harassment lawsuit two years later if he didn’t come clean about their affair!  

Jerry Springer – Before he became the most loved shit disturber on his self-titled white trash show, Jerry Springer was the Mayor of Cincinnati.  Yup, he was in charge of something  besides summoning prostitute daughters onto stages! During the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Ohio, his hopes and dreams of becoming a senator was derailed by reports that he paid for a hooker using a personal check. After admitting to the accusations, he did what any other governmental figure would do and start his own talk show starring prostitutes and baby mommas so he never had to be without them again. Seriously, if you think about it you’ll realize he’s a f---ing genius.

John F. Kennedy – Last but not least the most iconic sex scandal in history; John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Munroe. Wait, sorry. I meant Marilyn Monroe and Angie Dickinson; Inga Arvad, a Danish journalist; the stripper, Blaze Starr; Judith Exner Campbell, mistress to mob boss Sam Giancana; and White House secretaries Priscilla Weir and Jill Cowan, who were referred to as “Fiddle” and “Faddle,”. While Kennedy’s extramarital liaisons were effectively suppressed in the public’s eye, I bet they got him many high fives.

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