Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA): Frank encouraged Larry Craig not to resign, which isn't surprising when you consider that Frank makes Craig look like Billy Graham on the moral front and yet he has hung around all these years. In case you don't remember, Frank used the services of a gay prostitute, allowed the man to move in with him, and then allowed the guy to run a prostitution ring out of his apartment.
Congressman William Jefferson (D-LA): Although he hasn't been convicted yet, he did end up with $90,000 of bribe money in his freezer. Unfortunately for the American people who want honorable members of Congress, but fortunately for "Cold Cash," "Mr. Freeze," or whatever you want to call him, being as crooked as a corkscrew didn't dissuade his congressional district from voting him back into office.
Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL): Back when Hastings was a judge, he was impeached by the House for bribery and perjury and removed from office. Amazingly or maybe not, given the sort of sleaze liberal districts tend to accept from their representatives, he went on to win election to Congress.
Senate Robert Byrd (D-WV): While it's always amusing to hear a Democrat chide the GOP for supposedly being racist and then turn right around and laud a former Exalted Cyclops from the KKK as the "conscience of the Senate," no former member of the KKK deserves to be a member of Congress.
Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA): The man Rush Limbaugh refers to as "The Swimmer" is notorious for leaving Mary Jo Kopechne to drown to death while he waited 10 hours before telling anyone because he wanted to plot a media strategy. Had the man been anyone other than a Kennedy, he would have likely gone to jail for manslaughter instead of going back to the Senate.
Someone once said that, “Politicians, like underwear, should be changed often, and for the same reasons.” After reading this list, it’s easy to appreciate how on-the-mark that funny little quip turned out to be.