“Ryan Called For Clinton To Resign Over The Lewinsky Scandal. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, ‘[Jack] Kemp, in a phone interview from Janesville, said any consideration of impeachment should be done carefully and in a bipartisan manner. “I’m not shouting for resignation or anything like that,” said Kemp, who came to Wisconsin to stump for Paul Ryan, the Republican candidate in the 1st District covering the southeast corner of the state. As a part of the Republican ticket headed by Bob Dole that lost to Clinton and Al Gore in ’96, it would be “unseemly” (more…)
Claims to fame: Former Senator; U.S. Vice President under Bush I; failed presidential candidate; Viagra spokesman; adulterer
Moral apex: Dumped first wife Phyllis to marry Libby, with whom he had been having a four-year affair. Not that Phyllis would have noticed his absence; during the last three years of their in-name-only marriage, he was home exactly once, for dinner. Oh, sorry, make that twice: The second time he was home was to tell her he was leaving her. (Hey, at least, he did it in person, unlike some of his colleagues who dumped their wives via phone and e-mail.)
Career nadir: Drooling into his soda can while ogling Britney Spears for a Pepsi commercial.
Wherever he’s going in his afterlife, he gives the impression sometimes that he’s there already. There’s a real zombie feel to it, like the second Reagan run where you really thought, “Good God, what do they give this man in the morning to get him up and walking around? Some kind of huge electric charge? Some kind of Geritol-nitro cocktail?”
Suggested Bible reading for Mr. Dole:
And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.
— Mark 10:11