Friday, April 29, 2016

Dennis Hastert made me realize that the 107th Congress was filled with sexual predators many of whom marched under the banner of righteousness

Dennis Hastert, the longest serving Republican Speaker of the House, is guilty of molesting multiple boys. He admitted as much this week and has to serve time for paying "hush money." But the horrors of the crime made me think of other congressmen guilty of sex crimes and scandals, and it made me realize that all of the following names came from the 107th congress (including Dennis Hastert) but I think I'll start with him:

Dennis Hastert (Republican): Sexually abused multiple teenaged-men in the 1970's while in a position of power as a high school wrestling coach.

Mark Foley (Republican): Guilty of sexual predation of multiple teenaged boys (congressional pages).

David Vitter (Republican): Involved with a Washington DC escort service and a scandal around prostitution.

Strom Thurmond (Democrat): Had a mixed-race grown daughter out of wedlock.

Larry Craig (Republican): Lewd conduct in a restroom soliciting sex from an undercover cop.

Gary Condit (Democrat): Had an extra-marital affair.

Ed Schrock (Republican): Caught soliciting sex from men on an interactive telephone service where men could leave messages for other men in order to get sex.

Steven LaTourette (Republican): Left his wife for a female aide.

David Dreier (Republican): Was vehemently anti-gay and gay in real life (had a partner).

Don Sherwood (Republican): Caught having an extra-marital affair and accused of assaulting a woman who locked herself in his bathroom.

Vito Fossella (Republican): Admitted to an extra-marital affair that resulted in a child while he was married.

John Edwards (Democrat): Caught having an extra-marital affair.

John Ensign (Republican): Caught having an extra-marital affair.

Chip Pickering (Republican): Caught having an extra-marital affair.

Holy crap, people. The 107th congress was bad news. Maybe it's just a weird coincidence that the majority of these names are Republican. I'm sure that's it. :)


  1. You could find people in the most religious and moral groups hiding all kinds of things. I've found out about people living a double life. They pay a big price for it eventually.

  2. They weren't far removed from the Congress that impeached Clinton for getting blow jobs in the Oval Office. It's hypocrisy on an epic scale.

  3. I just saw an old clip of Hastert on the floor of the House of Representatives demanding Bill Clinton be impeached, all the while he'd been a child molester. Such hypocrisy. Don't forget Newt was having sex with a woman not his wife in a car around the corner from the Capitol during the impeachment trial.

    1. Was Newt in the 107th congress? I didn't see his name listed when I did my research. I know there've been a lot of scumbags in writing this post I wanted to pick on a particular year and see how many I could dredge up all at once.

  4. And how many are in our current congress, the 114th? Or will we not find out until a later date...

  5. Yeah, well... I find that the ones who yell the loudest about "family values" don't have them. I guess they're trying to convince themselves?

  6. How many served the time in some lush hoity toity rizy glitzy prizon or have to register as S.O.'s? I wonder how many other laws are mearly words to them.

    1. The answer: None of them of course! Well maybe Dennis Hastert might have to serve some time.

  7. I thoughts so as well with all the Republicans on the list. Thanks for addressing that. It's sad when any adult decides to harm a child or go against the values they should be standing up for.