Gotta Watch: Sex scandal U-turns
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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. The Mad R@p3r

    Omg, that guys "To Catch A Predator" face is legendary. I don't often recoil in horror from things on my screen but I practically fell out of my chair. I'm actually a little concerned for the cat.

    June 7, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Cat

      I can't believe he still hs his job. What's going on with THAT?!?!?! Get rid of the freak!!

      June 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jumpincats

      The cats. Me, too.

      June 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Anthony's Case Posts

    Caylee Anthony was reported missing to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (Orlando, Florida, United States) on July 15, 2008,, by her grandmother, Cynthia (Cindy) Anthony. Caylee had lived in her grandparents’ home with her mother, Casey Anthony, until June 15, 2008. According to George Anthony, Caylee’s grandfather, Casey Anthony left the family’s home on June 16, 2008, taking Caylee, who was almost 3, with her. Cindy Anthony asked repeatedly during the month to see Caylee but Casey stated she was too busy with a work assignment in Tampa. At other times, she said Caylee was with a nanny at theme parks or the beach.

    Casey Anthony was first arrested on July 16, 2008, and was charged the following day with giving false statements, neglect of a child, and obstruction of a criminal investigation. The judge denied bail, saying Casey had shown “woeful disregard for the welfare of her child.”

    In mid-July 2008, Cindy and George Anthony received a notice that their daughter’s car was in a tow yard. George Anthony told an employee at the tow yard and later the police that when he picked up the car, the smell of the car had made him afraid that his daughter and granddaughter could be deceased in the trunk. When the trunk was opened it contained only a bag of trash.//*

    June 7, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I'm going to say this again:
    People have se-
    Some married people have affairs sometimes. They also divorce. (Or not.)
    That's life.
    Americans are too hung-up and prudish about se-
    See? Even CNN's censoring computer is too prudish to let me write se-

    June 7, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. ronvan

    Just another idiot, he is sure not alone, that has lied through his teeth until caught! And we wonder why nothing is getting done about this countries problems.

    June 7, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. thex thcandal

    It'th jutht another thex thcandal. I'm thaving my betht potht's for when Barney Frank has one or two. Friggin prevert'ths

    June 7, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Darth Cheney

      Thuck you, aththhole.

      June 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Susan Sabin

    The Weiner-Spitz-er Show Show !!!! Spitzer could use a great new partner!!!!

    June 7, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathie Hillis


      June 7, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Nick

    Well, guess it's ok, but why to lie so pathetically? There is not much obscenity in the pic after all !

    June 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Conkfritter

    This Weiner is the wurst!!! His arrogance turns to tears and apologizes becuase he was caught. tries to Bs his way around it. Hey Sarah, this IS a Gotcha moment. He had something to hide. You don't. No history knowledge, brain or intellect. What's worse being a liar with half a brain or a totally brainless but SEEMINGLY honest dolt like her.

    June 7, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • DocBrown

      I don't know where you come from, but the apology typically comes AFTER one gets caught. Everybody does things they don't want to get caught doing. Every time I get in a car and drive 3 mph over the speed limit, I don't want to get a ticket. People sure take a lot of pride in trumpeting the failures of others. How about keeping our mouths shut instead, simply prosecute (via the legal system) lawbreakers, and vote. Afterward, we can each think about how perfect we are, especially when compared with politicians.

      June 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ben

    Who the hell cares if he tweeted his junk.... Grow up people we are all adults. If he is not cheating and is doing his job as a Sen. then by all means send your pic to whoever you like... This is just sad that people are appalled by this... I personally think it would be weird if a single person was not trying to hook up with women... Maybe we should be appalled by the person who leaked these photos

    June 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      He's married, and it's not that he was sending pictures, it's the fact that he lies about it, his integrity is ruined, if he can't tell the simple truth on something like that, how can he be trusted with anything of any importance?

      June 7, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • DocBrown

      OMG, he looked at another woman's rear-end. Then... THEN, when his wife looked at him, he looked the other way. Can you believe it? He should be strung up and castrated.

      June 7, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. June

    That man is FUGLY! I wouldn't care if he is hung like a horse, he is NOT sponge worthy!

    June 7, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. J. R. Ewing

    Fancy meeting you here June.

    June 7, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. TALKing point

    same as his buddy Clinton. at first he looked at the camera and denied that he didnt do it. Until some one investigate and he tell the truth. such a liar cost taxpayer money. I suggest he should resign now.....

    June 7, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. wonderer

    Wondering why we don't see that with women...maybe they have better self-control.

    June 7, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bill mcmasters

    It is extremely important that everyone within earshot of this Rep. praise him with adulations of "Nice wiener, Weiner," and the like, so as to never let him forget how wonderful he truly is. I wonder if he has a wiener dog. If not someone should get him one, or a lifetime supply of hot dog wieners. He deserves it.

    June 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. palintwit

    Sarah Palin believes that santorum is something you spread on toast.

    June 7, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherry Garner

      I thought a santorum was a type of suppository.

      June 7, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
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