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We swear we did not go looking for War-On-Drugs hypocrites today — they’re just popping up right and… well, actually, only on the Right. As soon as we finished telling you about Lake Forest city council member Peter Herzog, a real hard-ass on medical marijuana, who was busted on a DUI charge, up popped Steve Katz. (more…)
No, Sarah Palin did not mug Elvira and steal her wig.
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We could ask what’s the matter with Republican women in general, but we don’t feel like writing an entire book today. We do think they must be serving crazy juice at RNC conventions or something; one has to be nuts, or at least pretty self-loathing, to subjugate oneself to the rape culture that is the modern GOP. B.T. — Before Teabaggers — not so much; while we still can’t forgive Mamie Eisenhower for her treatment of Jackie Kennedy, we’re sure Mamie would never have given her blessing to the craziness that is no longer her husband’s party. Can you imagine Mamie taking forced transvaginal ultrasounds lying down? (Whether or not you want to imagine that is another matter.) (more…)
It’s been so long since Bob Genetski was busted for drunk driving, we’d nearly forgotten about him. Fortunately, Michigan hasn’t forgotten about him: Despite legal wrangling via a fancy lawyer who wanted to pick over some “300 pages of lab reports,” he was found guilty Tuesday after a two-day jury trial. He may get probation when he’s sentenced in November, or he may get up to three months and three days in the tank. (more…)
“Typical of other morality crusaders, [Charles Keating] was morally bankrupt. He is nationally known not because of his views on pornography, but his 1992 conviction for swindling small investors of their money, in the collapse of Lincoln Savings and Loan. Keating received inappropriate loans, received compensation he was not rightfully entitled to, sold stock back to the company at inflated prices, spent company money on himself in inappropriate ways, and generally (more…)
…and not one of them was for a good wig or an eyebrow wax:
TRENTON, August 3, 2012 — Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that a criminal complaint was filed today against New Jersey Assemblyman Robert Schroeder (R-Bergen) charging him with writing nearly $400,000 in bad checks to people who invested large sums in his company, All Points International Distributors, Inc., which sells tents and prefabricated buildings to the U.S. military. (more…)
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Before he was a candidate (a Republican candidate, a Facebook campaign page announces prominently) for Sheriff of Oconee County, South Carolina, 54-year-old James Richard Bartee, Jr.,was a senior special agent for the Secret Service, and then a private investigator.
Now he’s a suspect in a plot to kidnap a judge. (more…)
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Chris Bain is a wounded Iraq vet. Almost every time he puts keyboard to screen, he’s reminding you he’s a wounded Iraq vet. He’s a vet. An Iraq vet. A wounded Iraq vet. Yes, that’s important and all, but we’ve never known any vet in real life who seemed so compelled to remind you he’s a wounded vet. With every vet we know, the last thing they want to talk about is what happened over there. (more…)
Backstory: “Arizona GOP Delegate Sharon Holmes Busted for Pulling Gun on Repo Men, Fleeing Cops,” June 30, 2012
To paraphrase Matthew Hendley, Holmes tells the Kingman Daily Miner that she “wasn’t running from the police” while explaining exactly how she ran from the police. That’s according to an email the Miner says it got from the babe-o-licious Republican: (more…)
This contender for Republican Babe of the Month is 68-year-old Sharon Holmes, who, Matthew Hendley of the Phoenix New Times tells us, “was picked by the Mohave County Republican Party to head to the state GOP convention last month for a shot at becoming a delegate for the Republican Party National Convention.”
Eric Winstead is a 39-year-old (who looks a lot older) Republican councilmember, York County, Pennsylvania — or he was, anyway, until a few days ago, when he resigned after wracking up his second arrest in five months.
In December, Winstead was busted for drunk driving; this time, news reports say he says he doesn’t know what compelled him to ram his car into a street sign and then walk away from the scene of the accident. (Unless it was… um… (more…)
Former Iowa state Senate leader — and Republican, of course — Jeff Lamberti was hoping to fill his free time (he lost the 2006 race for U.S. Congress to Dem incumbent Leonard Boswell) as chair of Iowa’s state gaming— er, gambling commission. (Iowa has gambling?)
But that job is now up in the air, since Lamberti was busted on a DUI May 19th, reportedly blowing twice the legal limit — and then remembering he’d had a couple of beers — well, actually, four— no, wait, make that six… (more…)
Sarah Steelman is a Missouri state senator, former state treasurer and as radical a right-winger as a super-duper-trooper-Christian Republican Teabagger can get, who’s trying to knock Claire McCaskill out of her seat in the U.S. Senate.
Sam Steelman is her son and campaign manager, and he’d like to knock McCaskill out of her seat, too — or maybe even see somebody knock her off. We don’t know. We don’t know the guy, or his Mommy. And, judging from (more…)
Claims to fame: former Indianapolis, Indiana, city council member; Republican chicken working for Colonel Sanders; bigot; two-time drunk-driving arrestee
Moral apex: You pick — from a 1995 drunk-driving conviction, to a 2001 guilty plea to firing a handgun into a truck full of people, including three children (but cleared, mind you, of cocaine possession), to (our favorite) whining that his anti-gay rhetoric wasn’t his fault — it was a Democratic conspiracy (or something)… and… and… and, anyway, his homophobic remarks were (more…)
The ever eloquent Dominic Dieter expresses his attitude in sign language. Unpixelated photo (where you can judge the quality of his “friends” for yourself)
Claims to fame: Disc jockey, WMMS 107.7 FM, Cleveland, Ohio; “low-rent Jackass” who’s now “truly, truly sorry” for promoting rape as a method to turn a teenage lesbian straight
Moral apex: We’ll let this guy tell you about Dieter‘s advocacy of corrective rape for a teenage lesbian — “You should get one of your friends to screw your daughter straight”:
Claims to fame: Anti-immigration Australian immigrant; 10th Amendment-obsessed Teabagger ; failed candidate for judge (2010), Montgomery County, Texas; leader, Americans for Prosperity* Montgomery County chapter (& AFP “Watchdog of the Year,” 2010); anti-choice, anti-gay theocrat (“Biblicist, Constitutionalist, Christian, Activist and Proud indictee of Greg Abbott,” per his Twitter account) who likes to file ethics complaints and accuse opponents of hypocrisy, and who — well, we’ll let him tell his own tale (more…)
Claims to fame: Former chair, Horry County, South Carolina, Republican Party state executive committeeperson; event coordinator, Conservatives for Responsible Government PAC (!) who piled on Horry County Councilmember Liz Gilland for not paying ethics fines (!); one of those self-defeating Republican anti-woman women; suspected election fraudster; hair-don’t poster lady
Moral apex: Well, we suppose it should be her arrest April, 25, 2012, for (more…)
William Grady Sims was the mayor of Walnut Grove, a flyspeck dead-center on the Mississippi map, for 31 years. Now this self-proclaimed “sorrowful” Christian — whose town stays afloat on the for-profit prison where Sims was warden — will be treated to an extended course in the realty of prison life. And when Sims enters the clink June 11th, the population of Walnut Grove will drop from 488 to 487. (more…)
Michele Mulhair was the treasurer of the Yakima County, Washington, Republican Party and former campaign treasurer for state Rep. David Taylor (R-Moxee). She’s still a radically conservative Christian — if her Facebook “likes” are any indication: T.D. Jakes, Jesse Duplantis, John Hagee, Paula White, Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen and numerous “I Love Jesus”-type pages, as well as “likes” for some of the worst of the Wrong Wing: George W. Bush, Michael Savage, Bill O’Reilly, FreedomWorks, the Heritage Foundation… You get the picture. (more…)
Claims to fame: Pakistan-born Muslim Labour-turned-Tory-turned-Independent ward councillor, Slough, U.K.; habitual absentee; admitted bigamist
Moral apex: Charged in 2010 with bigamy; accused of marrying Pakistani woman — whom he reportedly met on an Internet dating site — while still married to first wife and mother of his children. Second wife left him after getting wind of first marriage. (more…)