The Post's Top Sexual Political Scandals EVARR

thelist.jpgOver at "The List," the WaPo's awkward discussion forum, they've published their "Top 10 Sexual Politician Scandals." Yes, yes, stop the clamoring, I'll just tell you: It's #7. You are talking about the 1831 Petticoat Affair, right? Oh. Anyway, full list after the jump.

10. "Gropegate." Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Cali.) admitted groping women early in career (2003).

9. Gary Hart's affair with model Donna Rice, ruining his very promising run for the Democratic nomination for president (1988).

8. Alexander Hamilton-Maria Reynolds affair (1797).

7. The Petticoat Affair or Eaton Affair involving a sex scandal and the resignation of much of Andrew Jackson's cabinet (1831).

6. Rep. Mark Foley; (R-Fla.) accusations of sexual harassment of underage congressional page (2006).

5. The Wayne Hays-Elizabeth Ray scandal. The Washington Post broke the story quoting Elizabeth Ray, Hays's (D-Ohio) former secretary, saying that Hays hired her on his staff in order to serve as his mistress. (1976).

4. The 1983 Congressional Page sex scandal - the House Ethics Committee recommended that Rep. Dan Crane and Rep. Gerry Studds be reprimanded for having engaged in sexual relationships with minors, specifically 17-year-old congressional pages (1983).

3. Chandra Levy scandal, involving Rep. Gary Condit's (D- Cali) affair with Levy and then her mysterious murder (2001).

2. Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) - Bathroom sex solicitation scandal (2007).

1. Monica Lewinsky, a scandal involving a President Clinton's affair with an intern (1997).

So with a few exceptions, politicians didn't have sex until the 1970s. And all s!nark aside... was the Larry Craig scandal... um... really that important? We should keep writing about that one.

The Top 10 Sexual Politician Scandals [WP]


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