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Leo Ham

@Dustin Ingalls: you said Unfortunately, his scandal hasnt gotten as much attention.Thats the probably the biggest problem with sex scandals. They receive more attention than they should.

Leo Ham

I hate to be the broken record, but I also think Vitter should have made your list. Also; Bob Livingston, if you have Clinton then you must list Livingston. And not to forget one of the worst; Bob Packwood. However, I still find PPP to be the most trusting.

krumhorn

Thats absurd. If you listen to the clip of her comment, it is very clear that she apparently knows more history than you smugly superior libruls. I know its a very hard pit to swallow and your mouth must be dry in the effort to get it down, but you haters and misogynists have so met your match. Between Sarah and Michelle, you looselugnut libs are as nekkid as Wiener.

Anonymous

How could you omit Schwarzeneggar, Vitter and Strom Thurmond from this poll?

wt

No, she was certainly correct, as youll see if you read the article I linked. The point is whether she was right as a matter of intention or accident.But my point is that she didnt mean warn in the *helpful* sense of the word, and thats clear from the context (see my example about Democrats taking the House above). The people characterizing the statement as Palin saying Revere warned the British about something (what, exactly?) are being intentionally obtuse.

Dustin Ingalls

You forgot to include Sen. Vitter as an option in the sex scandal poll.I had him originally when I was writing the question, but we can only include 8 or 9 options, and there are so many. Unfortunately, his scandal hasnt gotten as much attention, seemingly, as the others we did include. At least, the attention hasnt gotten him any consequences like for the others.wt: Palin was not correct, no matter how you try to spin her words. The only way Revere warned the British was after his capture, and thats not what she meant. She specifically referred to bells and his ride, not what happened later.

wt

Your question doesnt reflect Palins actual statement:On his midnight ride, do you think Paul Reverewas warning the British or not?That clearly sounds as if Palin is saying Revere warned the British in some kind of helpful way, not that that they werent going to be taking our arms.In the same sense that Id warn the Democrats that they wont be taking back the House next year. Im not doing anything *helpful* in that context of warning.Also, your interviewees appear to be incorrect.http://www.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/view/2011_0606you_betcha_she_was_right_experts_back_palins_historical_account/Governor Palin, when you read this, as Im sure you will, please dont interpret this as a sign that Id like you to run for President.

Anonymous

No McGreevey or Vitter?

Anonymous

No inclusion of David Vitter in the poll?? Seems to me his scandal would have drawn some support.

Kevin

You forgot to include Sen. Vitter as an option in the sex scandal poll.

Anonymous

You forgot to include Don Sherwood who paid $500,000 in hush money to hide that he had beaten his MISTRESS!

The Original Donald

Id like to see a poll on what the biggest gaffe was-Palins Paul Revere Ride or Obamas 57 States.

Anonymous

You forgot to include Arnold Schwarzenegger as well in your poll.

Anonymous

Sarah Palin has again shown how ignorant she is of the sort of knowledge that a smart high-schooler should know. This is a scandal in itself.But no surprise: she got the Korean Conflict wrong, too,

Dustin Ingalls

No, she was certainly correct, as youll see if you read the article I linked.I did read the article, and she was only correct if you think she was talking about what he said when he was captured, but she certainly wasnt.How could you omit Schwarzeneggar, Vitter and Strom Thurmond from this poll?Forgot about Ahnold, but Thurmond?Thats the probably the biggest problem with sex scandals. They receive more attention than they should.I agree, but what I meant was that Vitter actually used a call-girl service. Thats what Spitzer did. Yet Vitter remains in office, and was overwhelmingly re-elected last time largely because he somehow got off scot-free in the media and in the Senate Ethics Committee and in the law.

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