Move on over Uncle Clarence Thomas …


An exclusive from Politico:  Two women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior

During Herman Cain’s tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to POLITICO.

The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them financial payouts to leave the association. The agreements also included language that bars the women from talking about their departures.

In a series of comments over the past 10 days, Cain and his campaign repeatedly declined to respond directly about whether he ever faced allegations of sexual harassment at the restaurant association. They have also declined to address questions about specific reporting confirming that there were financial settlements in two cases in which women leveled complaints.POLITICO has confirmed the identities of the two female restaurant association employees who complained about Cain but, for privacy concerns, is not publishing their names.

You remember Clarence Thomas right?  No wonder Cain calls him a ‘mentor’ and an influence!!

Virginia Thomas’ now-famous phone call to Anita Hill has had at least one consequence that she can’t have intended.  It’s prompted a former paramour of her husband’s to dish salacious and troubling detailsabout the Supreme Court justice’s past to the Washington Post.  And many of those details are in sync with accusations that emerged around Clarence Thomas’ contentious 1991 confirmation hearings.

“He was obsessed with porn,” Lillian McEwen, tells the paper.  “He would talk about what he had seen in magazines and films, if there was something worth noting.”

McEwen also said that the conservative Thomas was constantly on the make at work.  “He was always actively watching the women he worked with to see if they could be potential partners,” said McEwen. “It was a hobby of his.”

She added that he once told her he had asked a woman at work what her bra size was.

Here we go again!  Why are all right wing men pervs?
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37 Comments on “Move on over Uncle Clarence Thomas …”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    I just saw about this! Wow…

    • dakinikat says:

      It figures. Most men in positions of power become predators one way or another.

      • Thursday's Child says:

        And given the inequality of the sexes in this world, all men are in positions of power over some women, via social status if not occupation.

      • Fannie says:

        yea, they wouldn’t be where they are today with that power, and in the work place, more women must bite the bullet.

      • dakinikat says:

        It’s weird how power manifests itself in various control behaviors. Sexual harassment of women is just one aspect. I had one guy that used to be in the military that had an obsession with how every one dressed and what was on their desk. We had a policy that no one could have more than on work related item and one home related item on their desks. The dress code for management women was absurd! We had to wear heels and they had to be a certain height. Then, we had to wear only nude stockings. I remember getting yelled at for letting my hair grow longer than he thought appropriate.

        Sexual harassment is really rampant in the restaurant industry. Youngest daughter comes home with the same tales I used to have when in university and also, the same tales I can tell you when I gigged in some of the top restaurants in New Orleans. Giving people control over others’ livelihoods can go straight to their heads. You wonder what it was that the association settled so quickly out of court. I imagine we’ll hear sooner or later.

  2. Peggy Sue says:

    Yikes! Is this ever going to be a stink. I always believed Anita Hill. It never made any sense that a woman of her caliber would subject herself to the humiliating testimony she went under simply to score ‘liberal’ points. She was treated absolutely horribly during those proceedings. First she had Thomas to contend under insufferable work conditions, and then she faced a group of hanging judges, who did everything they could to make her look small. Instead, she became a heroine for many, many women.

    There’s something about all this right-wing repression that makes people, particularly men, go crazy. If this is followed up and the ‘confirmations’ are accurate? Herman Cain is done. Hello, Mitt Romney.

  3. bostonboomer says:

    Herman Cain’s response to the accusations of sexual harrassment:

    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/cain-responds-sex-harassment-allegation

    Actually it’s just an evasive non-response.

    • Minkoff Minx says:

      Hey, Geraldo…Geraldo Blasts Herman Cain’s Spokesman During Call-In For Not Denying Sexual Harassment Claims | Mediaite

      Fox News’s Geraldo Rivera grilled Herman Cain spokesman JD Gordon Sunday night about the new salacious sexual harassment allegations being made against his candidate, repeatedly asking him for a yes-or-no response to the charges. “What you’re doing now is a recipe for disaster, mate,” Geraldo warned. “I’m telling you the morning papers are not past their deadline yet. Are you denying there was a cash settlement to two female employees of the National Restaurant Association — yes or no?” “You would have to get that from the National Restaurant Association,” Gordon responded. “These are serious allegations,” Geraldo said. “You gotta give us a little more substance.”

      All Cain’s spokesman would say is that the charges were thinly sourced, as Geraldo continued chipping away at Gordon, trying to to receive an explicit response.

      “These two sources aren’t even named in the piece and it was a third party,” Gordon explained.

      “Are you denying it ever happened, JD Gordon?” Geraldo asked again.

      “These are thin allegations, this is non-sourced, right know we’re trying to put this in perspective for you that this is not even an — uh — sourced allegation,” Gordon stammered, saying his candidate deserved better.

      • dakinikat says:

        It’ll be interesting to see if the women can come out of their signed settlement agreements with the restaurant association. We need our sky dancing lawyer bloggers to tell us how iron clad those things are. Where there’s smoke, there usually is fire .. there is probably a few more out there too. They came out of the woodwork for Thomas, not that any one let them speak or anything. Usually once it’s out for one or two, then more and more step forward and it becomes a flood.

    • dakinikat says:

      They actually settled with TWO women. I’d say that’s pretty damning.

      • Woman Voter says:

        Those settlements should still require a filing with the EEOC for statistical data and to insure safety on the job. I won’t vote for a person that doesn’t allow women to work without fear of harassment and or physical/psychological harm in the work place.

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  5. dm says:

    Seriously? All right wing men are pervs? As recently as Weiner texting his little weiner wasn’t perverted? Come on guys…I know you love to trash talk the republicans – sometimes deservedly so – but, really? What about all those juicy rumors about Obama? Not pervey enough to print?

    • dakinikat says:

      Oh c’mon, the Obama stories are old news. Discussed years ago elseblog by us.

      Frankly, the Vitter one about whores and diapers is the most perverted I’ve heard in some time. Weiner’s tricks are down right homespun compared to that. I think we’ve had more from Republicans because they’re appear to be a lot of closeted and married gay men in the party and they seem to come from repressive, religious backgrounds.

      Of course, not ALL but do you really read everything I write that literally?

      • dm says:

        Nope…just as I’m sure if wrote something in a generalized all inclusive fashion about a group you wouldn’t take it literally word for word either – right?

        • dakinikat says:

          Probably not. It would depend on the context. You have to admit we have had some really incredible stories of sexual aberrations coming from Republicans elected to office … this is from a list from 2006 at Corrente as an example:
          http://www.correntewire.com/refresh_your_memory_the_gop_has_always_been_the_party_of_perverts

          * Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida.

          * Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

          * Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

          * Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor. we’re just getting started, kids.

          * Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempted rape of a juvenile.

          * Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.

          * Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.

          * Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.

          * Republican pastor Mike Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a juvenile.

          * Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

          * Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.

          * Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.

          * Republican Congressman Donald “Buz” Lukens was found guilty of having sex with a minor and sentenced to one month in jail.

          * Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of child porn charges.

          * Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of sex crimes involving children.

          * Republican activist Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child.

          * Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a minor working as a congressional page.

          * Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.

          * Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had sex with a 16 year old when he was 28.

          * Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.

          * Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.

          * Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. “Republican Marty”), was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with a juvenile and one count of delivering the drug LSD.

          * Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.

          * Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media.

          * Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to traditional values, was arrested after allegedly offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.

          * Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals to an 11 year old girl.

          * Republican anti-gay activist Earl “Butch” Kimmerling was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.

          * Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.

          * Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year old girl.

          * Republican politician Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.

          * Republican politician Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to minors under 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).

          * Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was charged with sexual misconduct involving a 15-year old girl.

          * Republican County Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to molesting a child.

          * Republican activist John Butler was charged with criminal sexual assault on a teenage girl.

          * Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his two daughters.

          * Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner was convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl.

          * Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.

          * Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.

          * Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000.

          * Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography was found in his possession.

          * Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet.

          * Republican city councilman Mark Harris, who is described as a “good military man” and “church goer,” was convicted of repeatedly having sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

          * Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.

          * Republican director of the “Young Republican Federation” Nicholas Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years in prison.

          * Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard A. Dasen Sr., was charged with rape for allegedly paying a 15-year old girl for sex. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women.

          UPDATE: oooh, here’s an even better list (links at original post)

          Edison Misla Aldarondo, Republican legislator, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for molestation of his daughter and her friend for eight-year period starting when they were 9. [1]

          Randal David Ankeney, Republican activist, arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child with force. He faces 6 charges related to getting a 13-year-old girl stoned on pot and then having sex with her. [2] Also accused of sexually assaulting another girl. [3]

          Jim Bakker, televangelist with Pat Robertson at Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting network. Committed adultery with Jessica Hahn [4] and then used charitable donations to pay her hush money[5]. Fellow televangelists say he’s gay. [6][7] Indicted on 23 federal charges of fraud, tax evasion, and racketeering [8].

          Merrill Robert Barter, Republican County Commissioner, pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy. [9]

          Robert Bauman, Republican congressman and anti-gay activist, was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar. [10]

          Parker J. Bena, Republican activist and Bush Elector, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography (including children as young as 3 years old) on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000. [11]

          Louis Beres, chairman of the Christian Coalition of Oregon. 3 of his family members accuse him of molesting them when they were pre-teens. [12]

          Howard L. Brooks, Republican legislative aide and advisor to a California assemblyman, was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography. [13]

          John Bolton Bush’s appointee ambassador to United Nations, corroborated allegations that Mr. Bolton’s first wife, Christina Bolton, was forced to engage in group sex have not been refuted by the State Department. [14]

          Mike Bowers Former State Attorney General, prosecuted the famous Bowers vs. Hardwick case, based on Georgia anti-sodomy laws. Admitted to a 10-year adulterous affair. [15]

          Andrew Buhr, Republican politician, former committeeman for Hadley Township Missouri, was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy. [16]

          Ted Bundy campaigned for the Republican Party. Infamous serial rapist who murdered 16 women. [17]

          Jim Bunn Congressman of Oregon: With his success due in great part to support from the Christian Coalition, Bunn won his congressional seat, then left his wife (and mother of his five children), married a staffer, and put his new wife on the state payroll with a salary of $97,500. [18]

          John Allen Burt, Republican anti-abortion activist, convicted of sexually molesting a 15 year old girl at the home for troubled girls that he ran.[19]

          Dan Burton, Republican Congressman who, while married, fathered a child by another woman. [20]

          George W. Bush, Republican president, accused in a criminal complaint and lawsuit of raping Margie Schoedinger, who later committed suicide. Accused by Tammy Phillips, a former stripper quoted in the National Enquirer in 2000 saying she had an affair with Bush that had ended in 1999.[21][22]

          John Butler, Republican activist, was charged with criminal sexual assault on a teenage girl.[23]

          Ken Calvert, Congressman (R-Ca), champion of the Christian Coalition and its “family values.” Sued as an alimony deadbeat by his ex-wife. Said “We can’t forgive what occurred between the President and Lewinsky.” In 1993 he was caught by police receiving oral sex from a prostitute and attempted to flee the scene.[24]

          Helen Chenoweth, Congresswoman (R-Id.). Admitted to a six-year adulterous affair with a married associate. In 1995, Chenoweth had denied the affair when asked about it by The Spokane Spokesman-Review, but now she claims a pardon from a higher authority: “I’ve asked for God’s forgiveness, and I’ve received it,” she revealed. [25]

          Keola Childs, Republican County Councilman, pleaded guilty to sexual assault in the first degree for molesting a male child.[26]

          Kevin Coan, Republican St. Louis Election Board official, arrested and charged with trying to buy sex from a 14-year-old girl whom he met on the Internet.[27]

          Dan Crane, Republican Congressman, married, father of six. Received a 100% “Morality Rating” from Christian Voice. Had sex with a minor working as a congressional page. [28]
          On July 20, the House voted for censure Crane, the first time that censure had been imposed for sexual misconduct.[29]

          Paul Crouch Televangelist, Former President of Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). Paid $425,000 in hush money in an attempt to cover up a gay affair.[30]

          Richard A. Dasen Sr., Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, convicted of sexual abuse of children, promotion of prostitution and several counts of solicitation, enough to add up to a sentence of 126 years in prison. [31][32][33]

          Richard A. Delgaudio, Republican fundraiser and Bush pioneer, was found guilty of child porn charges. [34]

          Peter Dibble, Republican legislator pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl. [35]

          Nicholas Elizondo, Director of the Young Republican Federation molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years in prison. [36]

          Larry Dale Floyd, Republican Constable in Denton County, Texas Precinct Two. Arrested for allegedly crossing state lines to have sex with an 8-year old child and was charged with 7 related offenses. Age 62 at time of arrest. [37][38]

          John Fund, of the Wall Street Journal, a prominent anti-abortion columnist and GOP fund raiser. He lost his position after it was revealed that he impregnated the daughter of an old girlfriend and then encouraged her to abort his child. [39]

          Jeff Gannon Partisan blogger with no journalism credentials and a fake name who got invited to Bush’s Press conferences. Is also a pimp and a gay prostitute.[40]

          Jack W. Gardner, Republican Councilman, had been convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl. when the Republican Party, knowing of these crimes, put him on the ballot.[41]

          Richard Gardner, a Nevada State Representative (R), admitted to molesting his two daughters. [42]

          Newt Gingrich, married three times. Gingrich campaign worker Anne Manning admitted that she gave Newt oral sex while he was still married to his first wife. Informed one wife he was filing for divorce while she was in the hospital recovering from cancer treatments.[43]

          Philip Giordano, Republican mayor sentenced to 37 years for forcing two 8 and 10 year old girls to perform oral sex on him in his City Hall office. [44][45]

          Rudy Giuliani, had an adulterous affair.[46][47]

          Matthew Glavin, president and CEO of the Southeastern Legal Foundation, big player in the Clinton Impeachment, and many anti-gay jihads, has been arrested multiple times for public indeceny, one time fondling the crotch of the officer who was arresting him. [48]

          Mark A. Grethen, Republican activist, convicted on six counts of sex crimes involving children.[49]

          Jon Grunseth, Republican businessman and candidate for Minnesota governor, withdrew his candidacy after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter, and tried to grope one. [50]

          Dr. W. David Hager Bush appointee, member of Focus on the Family’s Physician Resource Council, player in movement to ban the morning-after-pill. Had an adulterous affair, before divorcing his wife he sexually abused her, including sodomizing her in her sleep.[51]

          Mark Harris, Republican city councilman who is described as a “church goer,” was convicted of repeatedly having sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.[52]

          John Hathaway, Republican Senate candidate, was accused of having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media. [53]

          Howard Scott Heldreth, anti-abortion activist who gained fame during the Shiavo media-circus, was convicted of two charges of raping a child in 2002. [54]

          Mike Hintz, a First Assembly of God youth pastor, introduced by Bush on the campaign trail, and promoted his policies.[55] Says he supports Bush’s values. Two months later, this married father of four turned himself into police, charged with the sexual exploitation of a child. [56][57]

          Neal Horsley has called for the arrest of all homosexuals. Admitted on the Fox News Radio’s The Alan Colmes Show, that he’s had sex with mules.[58][59]

          Tim Hutchinson, divorced his wife of 29 years to marry a congressional aide he was having an affair with.[60]

          Henry Hyde, Judge who oversaw Clinton’s impeachment proceedings, prominent opponent of reproductive rights, who had an extramarital affair with a woman who was married and had three children, during the course of which she and her husband were divorced. [61]

          Don Haidl, Assistant Sheriff of Orange Country, in violation of California’s rape shield law, led a smear campaign against the child his son poisoned and then violently gang-raped on videotape, adding up to 24 felony counts. He said that his son “acted accordingly” because the child was a “slut”. [62]

          Paul Ingram, Republican Party leader of Thurston County, Washington, pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.[63]

          Earl Kimmerling, sentenced to 40 years in prison after he confessed to molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.[64]

          Lewis Libby, former Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney. In 1996 published a novel containing bizaree sexual content, including beastiality and pedophillia. [65]
          Rush Limbaugh, triple-divorcee[66], 30-pill a day drug addict. [67]

          Bob Livingston, former Congressman (R-La.) resigned from the House in the wake of revelations about his past adultery.
          Donald Lukens, Republican Congressman, was found guilty of having sex with a minor – a girl he was accused of sleeping with since she was 13. [68]

          Pat McPherson, Douglas County Election Commissioner. Arrested for fondling a 17-year-old girl. [69]

          Jon Matthews, Republican talk show host in Houston, was indicted for indecency with a child, including exposing his genitals to a girl under the age of 17. [70]

          Jeff Miller, (R-Cleveland), Senate Republican Caucus Chairman in Tennessee and the sponsor of Tennessee’s Marriage Protection act, getting divorced (as of April 2005) because of an affair he was having with an office aid. Miller described the Tennessee Marriage Protection Act as a means of preserving the sanctity of marriage. He opposed an amendment, however, which stated that “Adultery is deemed to be a threat to the institution of marriage and contrary to public policy in Tennessee.” [71][72]

          Nicholas Morency, Republican anti-abortion activist, pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor [73].

          Sue Myrick, Congresswoman (R-NC), describes herself as a “devout Christian.” Committed adultery with a married man.
          Bill O’Reilly Right-wing conservative talk show host on Fox News, sued for sexual harrassment by his producer.
          Bob Packwood, Senator (R-Ore.), resigned in 1995 under a threat of public senate hearings related to 10 female ex-staffers accusing him of sexual harassment.
          Jeffrey Patti, Republican Committee Chairman, was arrested for distributing what experts call “some of the most offensive material in the child pornography world” – a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped. [74]

          John Paulk, lied about prowling for gay sex while running a fundamentalist group to cure gays.
          Brent Parker Utah State Representetive. Arrested for soliciting sex from an undercover officer posing as a male prostitute. [75][76]

          John E. Peterson, Congressman (R-Pa), accused of sexual harassment and creation of a hostile work environment by six women. Peterson has refused to admit a crime, saying only “I may have been an excessive hugger.”
          Harvey Pitt, SEC Chief under George W. Bush until he was forced to resign in 2002. Worked for New Frontier Media, a firm which distributed teen sex videos.
          Mark Pazuhanich, Republican judge, pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation. [77]

          George Roche III, carried on a 19 year affair with his son’s wife, while serving as president of , which “emphasizes the importance of the common moral truths that bind all Americans, while recognizing the importance of religion for the maintenance of a free society.”
          Beverly Russell, County Chairman of the Christian Coalition, sexually molested his step-daughter, Susan Smith, who later drowned her two children. [78][79]

          Jack Ryan, 2004 Republican nominee for US Senate from Illinois, pressured his wive, actress Jeri Ryan, to have sex with other men. Tricked her into visiting sex clubs, where he asked her to have sex with him while others watched.[80]

          Joe Scarborough, former Republican Congressman, currently a conservative talk show host. Resigned his congressional seat abruptly to spend more time with his family, amidst allegations of an affair. His intern, Lori Klausutis, was soon after found dead in his office. The medical examiner, who had his license revoked in for falsifying information in an autopsy report, and suspended in for six years, ruled the case an accident, after giving conflicting information about her injuries. He said he lied about them because “The last thing we wanted was 40 questions about a head injury.”

          Ed Schrock, two-term republican congressman, with a 92% approval rating from the Christian Coalition. Cosponsor of the Federal Marriage Amendment, consistently opposed gay rights. Married, with wife and kids. Withdrew his candidacy for a third term after tapes of him soliciting for gay sex were circulated.

          Dr. Laura Schlessinger, right wing conservative radio host. Promotes family values, estranged from her mother, opposes birth control, has had her tubes tied, espouses saving oneself for marriage, admits to having had sex before she was married, opposes adultery, has committed adultery while she was married, and has slept with a married man, opposes divorce, is divorced and remarried, has posed for nude photos which are available online.

          Arnold Schwarzenegger, Republican governor, had sex with a 16 year old when he was 28.
          John Scmitz, right-wing republican congressman, who had had his committee chairship taken away from him in the California State Senate after issuing a press release attacking Jews, feminists and gays. Forced out of office in 1982 for having an adulterous affair and fathering two children out of wedlock with one of his students. He was caught because his baby was admitted to hospital for having hair tied so tightly around his penis that it was almost severed. His daughter, Mary Kay LeTourneau, was convicted of having an adulterous affair with one of her students, and giving birth to two of his children. [81]

          Larry Jack Schwarz, Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative, fired after child pornography was found in his possession. [82] With his political career over, he went to work in the hard-core pornography industry for Platinum X Pictures, owned by his daughter, porn starlet Jewel De’Nyle (Stephany Schwarz).[83]

          Jim Stelling, Seminole County Republican Party chairman who believes in “family values”, as he told a judge. Filed a defamation lawsuit againt Nancy Goettman, a former county GOP executive committee member, for falsely claiming he had been married six times. Stelling has been married 5 times. [84]

          Don Sherwood, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Eventually admitted to an affar with a woman 30 years younger than him, after she accused him of physical abuse and attempting to choke her. [85]

          Tom Shortridge. Republican campaign consultant, was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl. [86]

          Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr., Republican City Councilman, pleaded no contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison. [87][88]

          Craig J. Spence, Republican lobbyist, organized orgies with child prostitutes in the White House during the 1980s. [89][90]

          Jimmy Swaggart, televangelist, said during a sermon “I’m trying to find the correct name for it … this utter absolute, asinine, idiotic stupidity of men marrying men. … I’ve never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry. And I’m gonna be blunt and plain; if one ever looks at me like that, I’m gonna kill him and tell God he died.” Had an affair with a prostitute.

          David Swartz, Republican County Commissioner, pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison. [91]

          Randall Terry, Right to Life activist, founder of Operation Rescue, involved in the Terri Schiavo protests. Once imprisoned for sending former President Bill Clinton an aborted fetus. His son Jamiel is gay; his daughter Tila had sex outside of marriage, became pregnant, had a miscarriage – she is no longer welcome in his home; his daughter Ebony had 2 children outside of wedlock and became Muslim. He has campaigned against infidelity and birth control, gays and unwed mothers. Terry himself was censured by his church after committing adultery.

          Bill Thomas Republican congressman, had an affair with Deborah Steelman, a health care lobbyist who steered huge campaign gifts to Thomas’ war chest.
          Strom Thurmond, republican senator and racist, raped and impregnanted a 15-year old African American maid. [92]

          Robin Vanderwall, Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate, director of Faith & Family Alliance, (a Christian Coalition spin off), former student of Pat Robertson’s Regent Universtity, member of Ralph Reed’s inner circle who funneled money to from lobbiest Jack Abromoff to Reed [93], convicted in Virginia for soliticing sex from a 13-year-old-boy[94] and on four other counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet. [95]

          Jim Wesr, Spokane Mayor. Had a sexual affair with an 18 year old. Supported a bill, which failed, would have barred gays and lesbians from working in schools, day-care centers and some state agencies. Voted to bar the state from distributing pamphlets telling people how to protect themselves from AIDS. Proposed that “any touching of the sexual or other intimate parts of a person” among teens be criminalized. boy.[96]

          Keith Westmoreland, a state representative (R), was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to minors under 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children). [97]

          Stephen White, Republican preacher. Was arrested after allegedly offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him. [98] [99]

      • Delphyne says:

        Yowza on that list, Kat. What is it with Republican’s fondness for molesting children??

      • dm says:

        Over at The Daily Beast, curious about the same question, they tallied data and actually crunched numbers from more than 60 political scandals over the past 20 years. They came to the conclusion that while Republicans tend to have a greater quantity of scandals (35 Republican sex scandals, 28 Democratic ones), Demcratic scandals tend to be greater (uh, worse?) in quality, comprising 13 of the top 20 scandals.

        OK, impressive list…I haven’t even heard of most of these peeps, but maybe they occurred in my more child rearing intensive years.

        The above comes from an article on a googled list of democrat sex scandals that was written in June of this year. So, I guess you win for sheer volume…but as with everything, in some folks opinion, the republicans are ever boring in their scandals while the Dems seem to love the more salacious type. Whatever, they are pretty much all dogs in my opinion…my point is that I never really hear anything about the other side from you all…it’s a place to discuss real issues…if you agree with everything said. Peace to you all.

        • dakinikat says:

          Believe me. If we hear about a Dem that is molesting children or sexually harassing women we will post it.

        • Minkoff Minx says:

          …my point is that I never really hear anything about the other side from you all…it’s a place to discuss real issues…if you agree with everything said.

          Sorry DM, but your statement is wrong.

          I think this clearly is a point that you may be missing DM… you say we never discuss the “other side,” perhaps you are not reading all the post here at Sky Dancing. It is obvious that when any one of the writers has issues with one side or the other, they are addressed here. The Democrats don’t get any special treatment when it comes to the issues, real issues…or actions that affect whatever political, economic, or social situations we write about…we are very vocal about our expressed opinions from both sides of the political spectrum.

          Yes, we are a liberal “leaning” blog, it does come down to ideals…but to portray the site as some sort of overzealous far left blog that berates its readers when they do not agree with our opinions is ridiculous. Maybe you have forgotten the shark like feeding frenzy of comments over at Daily Kos back in 2008…the vicious attacks are still fresh in my mind because they still go on to this day. If you feel that this blog is some kind of radical ultra-progressive liberal blog with a specific agenda , then again I have to say…you must not be reading all of the blog’s published posts.

          Furthermore, you seem to be focusing on the sex scandals in your comments, we have covered both parties in that regard. However, your attitude that Democrats sex scandals are more “salacious” than the GOP “boring” sex scandals obviously reflects your extreme bias when it comes to being critical of a political party…left is worse than right. In that sense, you are making the same political party judgments that you are accusing of us…only in reverse.

  6. foxyladi14 says:

    WOW !!!!!!!!!

  7. Allison says:

    Yesterday we touched on the subject of politician’s errant sexual escapdes (Edward’s, Vitter, Clinton, etc.) and my sister and a progressive friend asked if it really mattered. Sister said it was high levels of testosterone that made men gravitate to leadership roles and have hyper-sex drives. Does that make them bad at their job?

    I just feel that if they cheat on their wives they’ll cheat on their constituients (Edward’s, Vitter). As for Clinton – I think Hillary assumed he was sneaking around, but the marriage means more to her than that? To me that was more in the nature of a trivial act – not whoring in diapers or having a love child as your wife is dying.

    • dakinikat says:

      I think a lot of it has to do with positions of power. What is it Henry Kissinger said about it being the ultimate aphrodisiac?

      I think a lot of what bugs me is that most of these guys are so pious about themselves and act like they’re above the rest of us. It’s the hypocrisy that gets to me, not the acts themselves unless they’re predatory and not consensual.

      I remember the first time I went to Washington DC and the hill. I was told to stay out of the elevators if Strom Thurmond was on there.

      • Minkoff Minx says:

        I think if a person is going to do these things…they will do it whether in a position of power or not. That said, I do feel that Power and Control…have the tendency to bring out these kinds of predatory actions, by giving the person that feeling of boldness and invincibility. Making them all the more confident to assault someone and get away with it.

        The hypocrisy is the thing that gets me too…but as with any high minded individual (or religion) they feel it is some sort of entitlement…that they can “do as I say, not as I do” approach to just about anything.

  8. Woman Voter says:

    Great, they are claiming it posts it ‘could be an extortion scheme’ and then we will learn after the fact as we did with Anita Hill that there were other women whom Joe Biden kept from testifying in a hotel. Clarence Hill claimed he was being lynched, despite Anita Hill being African American and then the truth dawned upon us that all that matters in the US is being male…she was made out to be a liar and Clarence Thomas went on to be confirmed.

    I will never vote for Joe Biden.

    • dakinikat says:

      I had to bring up those stories that resurfaced after Thomas’ wife asked Hill to apologize. Wow, talk about a woman in complete denial! Evidently, Cain said he expected a high tech lynching too. No wonder.

      • Woman Voter says:

        Hold on Dak, lest you fall from shock, but Ann coulter is leading the ‘Cain lynching’, she who said to shoot the London youth, who many took as removing people of color… and FOX has her on as a spokesMAN for women.

      • Woman Voter says:

        I was too shocked but she is defending him with the same defense used for Clarence Thomas and later of course we learned that Clarence Thomas’ girlfriend confirmed everything Anita Hill said in her testimony. If only the other women were allowed to testify and not held in a hotel by Joe Biden…

        Herman Cain was the leader/ he was in Charge and thus the claims should have gone trough the proper protocol and been filed with the EEOC even more so…to protect the integrity of the Pizza company. The EEOC investigates, then renders a ruling and then a letter of confirmation, with that letter the women would have been able to file a federal lawsuit. So, on appearance, I think the women’s rights were violated and thus I would challenge the validity of the confidentiality agreement., and I do believe that ‘fraud’ goes years beyond the normal statues for filing a claim against those responsible for handling their claims. Anyone else care to give their take on what appears to be a ‘hush hush’ handling of harassment claims.

        • dakinikat says:

          I’m assuming the identities will eventually leak out one way or another. I’m really curious about those confidentiality agreements. At the moment, they appear to be protecting perpetrator. Of course, you wouldn’t know that from the right wing cult sites.

          • dakinikat says:

            Cain may think this line of attack is a sensible media defense strategy, given that the settlement agreements between the women who said he harassed them and the NRA are confidential. But according to at least one prominent employment lawyer, calling his accusers fabricators could open Cain up to a defamation lawsuit, especially if it turns out their allegations have substance. Debra Katz, a DC employment lawyer who frequently represents plaintiffs in sexual harassment cases, says that if she were advising those women, she might suggest a counter-offensive. “These women have potentially got a claim against him. That’s potentially defamatory,” she says of Cain’s comments.

            from mojo