Gotta Watch: Sex scandal U-turns
A photo of Rep. Anthony Weiner posted by biggovernment.org.
June 7th, 2011
09:13 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Sex scandal U-turns

Sex scandals seem to plague both Democrats and Republicans through tweets, text messages and, in Larry Craig's case, games of bathroom stall footsie. Rep. Anthony Weiner's recent admission of lying about tweeting out some embarrassing photos has landed him in the political sex scandal hall of fame. But let's not forget some other uncomfortable moments of politicians backpedaling their way to the truth. Wouldn't it be easier to admit it off the bat?

When your name is Weiner... - You'd think that having a name like his would be motivation enough to stay out of trouble, especially the kind where you expose your...well, you know.

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Stand by your man - You may remember the prostitution ring bust involving Deborah Jeane Palfrey, also known as the "D.C. Madam."  Here's the confession of one of her more well-known clients, Sen. David Vitter.

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"I did not have sexual relations..." - It's the first phrase that comes to mind when you hear the words "political sex scandal." Who can forget when former President Bill Clinton denies and then admits his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

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  1. pantsonfire

    For all you goobers who continually bang the "Americans are such prudes about you-know-what" drum, it's not about Weiner/Clinton/Spitzer/Craig/whoever doing stupid things with their junk, it's about THE LYING. REPEATEDLY. SOMETIMES UNDER OATH. Just so they won't get in trouble at home. What are they, twelve?!

    Here's a tip for real grown-ups: when you get caught doing soemthing stupid, confess immediately, and apologize for your lapse in judgement. Then there's NO STORY.

    June 7, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • fm321

      "What are they twelve?" LOL!

      June 7, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. see him dead

    Do we need to laugh?

    June 7, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. AR

    Ugh. He's got to go (period) There should be no question about it. This lying is sick behavior. Ugh.

    June 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dehcated

    Bill Clinton is probably still in the doghouse over that affair. Oh, and women do cheat; they just are better at not getting caught than men are (evidently).

    June 7, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. C Davis

    It is disgusting the amouint of coverage on the Weiner Saga
    CNN has devoted on every news report
    Last night. Situation Room.John King USA,Arena, Piers Morgan,and Anderson Cooper 360
    There are more important news to report.
    Have you become a scandal monger station

    June 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. smokin11

    TOTALLY AGREE WITH PANTSONFIRE

    June 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. fm321

    "I did not have...." LOL! Still laughing!

    June 7, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. fernace

    The only reason we know about this is besause he's a public figure. The whole world is tweeting, texting, s% -ting, see-mailing, why do we want to hold out on our hard working politicos? Why is this thing OK for us, but not them?? Are we still so friggin' puritanical & hypocritical? The only person he has to appologize & answer to is his wife & he'll be in the dog house a long time for this! @Joey Isotta-Frescatto (or something similar)doesn't it blow that CNN can spell all these forbidden words, but we can't! Are they more adult than us? I think it's the opposite with the power to cut our posts! Really Silly!!

    June 8, 2011 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. Bmoney

    Another DC Scandal!..

    http://isaiditdc.com/

    June 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Papa

    Are you sure people in ISRAEL liking this?!?

    June 10, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
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