Remember Mark Buesgens, Republican Minnesota House Rep & former campaign manager for defeated gay-hating Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, who, following the lead of his ex-boss, was arrested in September for drunk driving?
The bad news is that Buesgens managed to keep his state seat — although he did resign (actually, it sounds like he was forced to resign) as chair of the House State Government and Finance Committee, and quit his extracurricular work as a GOP strategist. (more…)
Claim to fame: Ex-U.S. House rep; adulterer
Moral apex: Multiple extramarital affairs. Alleged BDSM dirty talk captured on audio tape now in possession of Hustler publisher Larry Flynt.
Punch line: Was scheduled replacement for fellow serial diddler Newt Gingrich as Speaker of the House. Resigned, suddenly — one day after sexual peccadilloes came to light.
Believe it or not:
As the result of a runoff election, Livingston was succeeded by “D.C. Madam” john David Vitter!
“I have on occasion strayed from my marriage, and doing so nearly cost me my marriage and my family.”
— Quoted in The Flynt Report, 1999
Fun fact: According to those who’ve heard the tape, Livingston is sexually submissive.
Suggested Bible reading for Mr. Livingston:
And they shall deal with thee hatefully, and shall take away all thy labour, and shall leave thee naked and bare: and the nakedness of thy whoredoms shall be discovered, both thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.
— Ezekiel 23:29