Claims to fame: Colorado state legislator; anti-choice/anti-contraception/abstinence-only crusader; Christian Coalition elbow-rubber; self-admittedly “extraordinarily partisan”; adulterer; stalker
Moral apex: Divorcé, who had hot pants for female lobbyists, went ape after live-in lover (a lobbyist, of course) dumped him in 2001. Broke into her home, lay in wait for ex-squeeze, then scared all hell out of her when she arrived, and chased her down street, brandishing screwdriver. She found refuge at neighbor’s, called cops. Silly woman dropped charges.
Backstory: One-time house painter who got into politics through then-wife’s employment with super-duper-ultra-hard-right org, James Dobson’s Focus on the Family.
More juice, from the Colorado Springs Independent: “[Though he claims he rents a room from a friend in El Paso County to maintain his residency status, he lives year round, at the taxpayer’s expense, in Denver.”
The end: Ousted from office due to term limits; appointed Colorado insurance commissioner by fellow adulterer Bill Owens.
Fun fact: Advocated chemical castration for child abusers.
Suggested Bible reading for Mr. Dean:
For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery. They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.
— Job 15:34-35