Presidents of the United States
Bill Clinton (D)
(We know now that lots of presidents had affairs while in office. They just didn't getting caught and impeached.)
- John Ensign (R)
- John Edwards (D)
- Gary "Monkey Business" Hart (D)
- Larry "Wide Stance" Craig (Note that I don't think he should have been busted) (R)
- David Vitter (R)
- Edward Kennedy (D)
- Eliot Spitzer (D)
- Arnold Schwarzenegger (R)
- Mark "Hiking the Appalachian Trail" Sanford (R)
- Anthony Weiner (D)
- Chris Lee (R)
- Mark Foley (R)
- Wilbur Mills (D)
Have I left anyone out?? (Thanks to those of you who refreshed my memory!) And can you think of a female politician who has gotten into comparable trouble??
Most of what these guys did was stupid, tawdry, and/or indiscreet, not illegal. Edwards was recently indicted (to think I once thought he'd be a good president - well, he was the only candidate in the 2008 election cycle talking about poverty); Ensign might get indicted; Spitzer did get indicted. Most of what they did you won't get blackmailed for these days - after all, you can always come clean.
Still, you have to wonder about their sense and ability to behave in an adult fashion. Do you really want to entrust state secrets to them? Not that there's any reason to think they are security risks, but holy moly. Guys, keep it zipped, hey?