Where the Boys Are

Monday, July 20, 2009

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Sex scandals involving Republicans are as common as sand at the beach. I know, there have been sex scandals involving Democrats — Bill Clinton and John Edwards come to mind, but when it comes to sheer volume, the GOP would make Caligula blush and cover his face in embarrassment.

In the last three years alone, Republican sex scandals have included:

• Brent Schepp, a Republican County Board Candidate charged with molesting a 14-year old girl before killing himself three days later

• Jeffrey Patti, a Republican Committee chairman from Sparta, NJ, arrested for distributing what experts called “some of the most offensive material in the child pornography world,” – a video of a 5-year-old girl being raped

Steve Aiken, a campaign manager for a Republican candidate for Congress in Arizona, a former Quakertown, PA, police officer and self-proclaimed reverend, who was convicted of having sex with two underage girls.

• Louis Beres, a chairman for the Christian Coalition of Oregon who saw 3 of his family members accuse him of molesting them when they were pre-teens and Beres ultimately confessed

• Howard L. Brooks, a Republican legislative aide and adviser to a California assemblyman, charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possessing child pornography

Randall Casseday, a Washington Times newspaper executive, pleaded guilty to soliciting sex from a 13-year old girl on the internet

Mark Foley, a Republican Congressman who resigned after trying to solicit sex from male congressional pages via an instant messenger program. The conversations included his asking a sixteen-year-old “stud” whether his penis was erect and requesting that he take out and measure his penis.

Jim Gibbons, a Republican Congressma, accused by a Las Vegas casino cocktail waitress of grabbing her, shoving her against a wall and threatening her after she rebuffed his advances

Ted Haggard, the married, former pastor of the New Life Church and resigned from his position as president of the National Association of Evangelicals after a former male prostitute alleged they had a methamphetamine-fueled sexual relationship

Larry Craig, a Republican senator from Idaho, arrested by a plainclothes police officer after Craig solicited lewd behavior in a Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport airport men’s room

Robert Allen, a Florida state Representative, arrested at a Veteran’s Memorial Park for solicitation of prostitution from an undercover male officer inside a restroom

Vito Fossella, a vicious homophobe and the only Republican member of Congress from New York City, admitted to police to having a child out-of-wedlock when stopped for drunk driving in Virginia

John Ensign, a U.S. Senator from Nevada, who said he would sponsor former President Bush’s failed effort to amend the Constitution to make gay marriage illegal in all 50 states, confessed to an extramarital affair with a married staffer, claiming she was trying to extort him

Mark Sanford, the South Carolina governor, disappears on Father’s Day weekend, returning to confess an extramarital affair with a woman in Buenos Aires, Argentina and who used taxpayer dollars to pay for numerous junkets to South America

So, just where do these wayward conservative men go to learn how to keep their willy tamed and in their their pants? They flock to a stately brick townhouse located at 113 C St. S.E., Washington DC.

According to POLITICO:

Some of the country’s most powerful men clamor to a bed at 113 C St. S.E. for the cheap rent, weekly dinners, Bible studies and spirituality sessions that serve as a sort of group therapy.

Current and former residents of 113 C St. S.E. include Sen. John Ensign, who still lives at the house, Gov. Mark Sanford, who lived there when he served in the U.S. House, and former Rep. Chip Pickering lived there while he carried on a long-term extramarital affair.

The large, brick townhouse, valued at more than $1.8 million, is run by Christian network of nonprofits and ministries known as “The Fellowship,” and headquartered in Arlington, VA. At onetime or another, 113 C St. S.E. has been home to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), Rep Mike Doyle (D-PA), Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI), Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN),  Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) and former Reps. Steve Largent (R-OK), and Jim Ryun (R-KS), and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), have also studied the Bible at C Street.

Call it: the Betty Ford Clinic on the Potomac. A place where powerful and  broken Republicans can go to get better. No reporters are allowed in and no one discusses the what goes on behind closed doors.

But in the wake of the recent C Street-related sex scandals, the code of silence seems less like patient privacy and more like “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”

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16 Responses to Where the Boys Are

  1. retahyajyajav says:

    Sounds to me like 113 C Street SE, Washington DC is more like a college frat house than a place where people go to address their sex addition.

    These men wield their power like it’s an extension of their penises. They make me sick to my stomach and their hypocrisy is breathtaking in its reach.

    We need to do better. We must elect better men (and women) to send to Washington.

  2. Walk on Socks says:

    What did Miss Lindsey do there?

    Was she the staff cocksucker? Otherwise, I can’t imagine her gracing 113 C St. SE with her larger-than-life presence?

  3. JollyRoger says:

    Just another place for those “Values” folks to congregate. And it’s nicer than their usual meeting places of jail holding cells and airport bathrooms.

  4. Peace Nick says:

    Jeffrey Patti, a Republican Committee chairman from Sparta, NJ, arrested for distributing what experts called “some of the most offensive material in the child pornography world,” – a video of a 5-year-old girl being raped

    Are you kidding me?

    This guy belongs in a state prison. How did I manage to miss this GOP scumbag in the news cycle?

    There is something terribly wrong with their party to attract dirtballs like this.

  5. Estacada says:

    Why is it after reading this blog post I keep hearing:

    “They tried to make me go to rehab but, I said, no, no, no…”

    These Republicans are sleaze merchants. They make me sick but hey, I guess their constituents saw something they liked.

  6. Aunt Peg says:

    Isn’t Hillary Clinton a member of one of these Capitol Hill prayer groups?

    If memory serves, it’s called ‘The Fellowship.’ Maybe one of our ace posters has details they could post for us to read?

    It’s all very troubling to me because we’re allegedly a nation that separates church and state yet the very men and women who run this nation have their faces buried in the Bible and frankly, I don’t like it one bit.

  7. Woodcliffe says:

    You know what would be fun?

    Someone needs to sneak a hidden camera in this Congressional frat house and film what goes on. I predict it’s a damn animal house with booze and drugs and hookers — both whores and rent boys, and the place rocks 24/7. Bible study? Please. I have a bridge to sell you, too.

  8. lea-lea says:

    I don’t know Woodcliffe. I’m sure my constitution could handle seeing Ensign and Sanford wandering around the rowhouse with their peckers dangling for all the world to see.

    Believe it or not, I’m rather delicate. 😉

  9. “The Fellowship”….sounds like the title of a Steven King story.

  10. Randy Arroyo says:

    Amazing, huh? Elected members of the Congress unable to control their libido and carry out the duties of the job. Instead, they live in a group home and pray for the strength to not fuck every woman who passes by and behind their wives’ back. Except Miss Lindsey.

  11. Infidel753 says:

    What makes the Republican sex scandals worse is not just the numbers involved. It’s the hypocrisy. Bill Clinton and John Edwards didn’t build their political identity on a preachy, Bible-thumping, holier-than-thou attitude of fulminating against sexual immorality in others. They committed adultery, but at least they weren’t denouncing homosexuality, abortion, and sex education as a threat to society while they were doing so.

    These Republican holy rollers are of a kind with the countless TV evangelists and preachers who rose to prominence by condemning and exhorting and then got caught with their pants down. Hypocrisy has become the very soul of the Christian Right.

  12. bradfrmphnx says:

    As reported by Rachel Maddow last week, “The Family”, written by Jeff Sharlet makes for some jaw dropping reading. What really galls me is that there are still those rightwingnuts on Faux News, and Rush and others who will defend these deviants until their last breath. And even more galling is the fact there are people in this country who will listen to them and buy into it.

  13. Jim says:

    That is too funny/scary! Republicans never have a nice day!

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  15. Mike Licht says:

    The Congressional Recess is coming. Don’t forget to sign up for the Fellowship’s Vacation Bible School.

    See:

    http://notionscapital.wordpress.com/2009/07/22/c-street-vacation-bible-school/

  16. girl234 says:

    sex scandal have became the hot issues that influence press and change the their thinking, that is the best issues to break the government stability..

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