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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 03:14 PM
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17. How about almost-Speaker of the House Bob Livingston (R-LA)?
updated 6/9/2011 2:11:54 PM ET
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Guests: Larry Flynt, Terry ONeill
RACHEL MADDOW, HOST: Good evening, Lawrence. Thanks very much.
And thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour.

RewardLarry Flynt and Hustler magazine announce a cash offer of up to $1 million. Have you had an adulterous sexual encounter with a current member of the United States Congress or a high-ranking government official? Can you provide documentary evidence of elicit sexual relations with a congressman, senator or other prominent office-holder? Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine will pay you up to $1 million if we choose to publish your verified story and use your material.
This was a full page ad that ran in The Washington Post on Sunday, October 4th, 1998, during the supercharged Bill Clinton impeachment saga. One million dollars if you can provide evidence that you had an affair with a high-ranking government official. A million bucks from Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine.
Not long after that full page ad was published in that Sunday edition of The Washington Postsuccess. Larry Flynt and Hustler magazines quest uncovered the hypocrisy they were looking for.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Tonight, the search underway for the next speaker of the House. The last man in line for that job has resigned.
BOB LIVINGSTON, FORMER U.S. CONGRESSMAN: I must set the example that I hope President Clinton will follow. I will not stand for speaker of the House on January 6th.
MADDOW: Republican Congressman Bob Livingston in line then to become the next speaker of the House, but forced to resign after Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine got the goods on him. They were about to reveal that Bob Livingston, the guy busy impeaching Bill Clinton, Bob Livingston had himself been unfaithful to his own wife. Not news in itself necessarily, but definitely news in context because of the crusade that Mr. Livingston was on as a congressman and a political leader at the time. It was blatant, humiliating hypocrisy.
The reveal of that and the shocking resignation of Bob Livingston when everybody thought he was about to be speaker of the House, that happened on the same day that the House of Representatives voted to impeach Bill Clinton. At the time, it was just as shocking, which, of course, was the point.
After he resigned, Bob Livingston was replaced in Congress by a young, family values politician who had this to say about the whole sordid Bob Livingston affair. Quote, I think Livingston stepping down makes a very powerful argument that Clinton should resign as well and move beyond this mess.
That young family values politician went on to have a really bright career in Congress. He campaigned on stuff like protecting the sanctity of marriage. He co-authored the federal marriage amendment to keep gay people from getting married because that kind of marriage is of lower moral class than the kind of marriage that he had.
That young family values politician is a man you may have heard of, his name is David Vitter. David Vitter inherited Bob Livingstons seat in the House of Representatives after Bob Livingston had to resign in disgrace over his Bob Livingston sex scandal. David Vitter then went on to become a U.S. senator. And, frankly, he didnt really make much of a national impression until about eight years later, until about eight years later when Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine struck again.

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  -Larry Flynt offering $1,000,000 for dirt on Rick Perry blogslut  Sep-22-11 02:26 PM   #0 
  - I love Uncle Larry  RandySF   Sep-22-11 02:27 PM   #1 
  - Crossing fingers for photographic evidence.  sarcasmo   Sep-22-11 02:28 PM   #2 
  - Ewww.  Whiskeytide   Sep-22-11 02:32 PM   #4 
  - You don't get to lead the state of TX and get a free pass to be number one for prez, unless they can  SugarShack   Sep-22-11 02:32 PM   #3 
  - I seriously doubt this will affect Parry's chances in the primaries.  LongTomH   Sep-22-11 02:34 PM   #5 
  - He does this all the time. I think he does it for payoff, nothing ever comes of these offers and  Mnemosyne   Sep-22-11 02:35 PM   #6 
  - Larry bought some Dr. Laura pics - they were good ones too  banned from Kos   Sep-22-11 02:46 PM   #9 
  - you applaud that? as much as we may not like the woman, to applaud an x bf profitting off something  seabeyond   Sep-22-11 02:54 PM   #12 
  - Damn right I applaud it. The woman makes a living off berating  banned from Kos   Sep-22-11 03:06 PM   #15 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-22-11 03:28 PM   #18 
     - Sorry, but I have no problem with that.  Rainbowreflect   Sep-22-11 03:46 PM   #22 
        - i am always a little surprised and a bet disgusted at the wiggle room us liberals allow  seabeyond   Sep-22-11 04:24 PM   #23 
     - this would be the man we say is harmless cause he only exploits the willing.  seabeyond   Sep-22-11 05:06 PM   #32 
  - LOL..  Upton   Sep-22-11 04:29 PM   #24 
  - He's come out with a few stories over the years... catch is, there's never evidence.  TheWraith   Sep-22-11 02:51 PM   #10 
  - How about almost-Speaker of the House Bob Livingston (R-LA)?  Bozita   Sep-22-11 03:14 PM   #17 
  - Something did come of his exposing the hypocrites who went  sabrina 1   Sep-22-11 03:43 PM   #21 
  - Wasn't there already a lady of the night  Politicalboi   Sep-22-11 02:42 PM   #7 
  - The GOP has the Koch Brothers...  Wait Wut   Sep-22-11 02:43 PM   #8 
  - Thanks Larry. However,  Seedersandleechers   Sep-22-11 02:53 PM   #11 
  - I know, offer 1 million for finding a 2nd wife married to Mitt  krawhitham   Sep-23-11 10:05 AM   #41 
  - Perry is impersonating Bachmann  Broderick   Sep-22-11 02:57 PM   #13 
  - Either Romney or Huntsman  leftynyc   Sep-22-11 03:31 PM   #19 
  - Gitty up  Broderick   Sep-22-11 03:36 PM   #20 
  - Huntsman is NOT middle class, he is a multimillionaire born to a billionaire  karynnj   Sep-22-11 05:05 PM   #31 
     - Middle road I mean  Broderick   Sep-24-11 11:00 AM   #47 
  - I wish I had something...maybe I can make something up.  ileus   Sep-22-11 03:03 PM   #14 
  - The smut peddler is a better American than Governor Hairspray. n/t  Scuba   Sep-22-11 03:08 PM   #16 
  - Can someone refresh my memory?  Catherine Vincent   Sep-22-11 04:34 PM   #25 
  - He didn't. I think that's the first time he offered up a reward for any Rethug  in_cog_ni_to   Sep-22-11 04:46 PM   #28 
     - That's what I thought I remembered  Catherine Vincent   Sep-22-11 05:03 PM   #30 
        - I don't know. He didn't. He donates to DEMOCRATS. TMZ must be confused.  in_cog_ni_to   Sep-22-11 05:11 PM   #33 
  - Larry rocks!  Cali_Democrat   Sep-22-11 04:35 PM   #26 
  - Larry, Larry, Larry  in_cog_ni_to   Sep-22-11 04:37 PM   #27 
  - Go Larry!!  katty   Sep-22-11 04:48 PM   #29 
  - semi-OT: Crackle is streaming "The People vs Larry Flynt" free & uncut (but with commercials)  eShirl   Sep-22-11 05:16 PM   #34 
  - Thanks!  Mimosa   Sep-23-11 10:34 AM   #45 
  - Is Hustler's circulation down again?  cherokeeprogressive   Sep-22-11 05:33 PM   #35 
  - +1. nt  seabeyond   Sep-22-11 05:48 PM   #36 
  - I'll subscribe and help out my man Larry and his truth seeking ways  slay   Sep-23-11 12:24 AM   #39 
     - Flynt shot (intent to kill) possibly because of JFK curiosity  Mimosa   Sep-23-11 10:13 AM   #42 
        - Thanks.  bengalherder   Sep-24-11 01:01 PM   #49 
  - When it comes to Larry Flynt vs. the Koch Brothers, it is Flynt who has integrity.  Dawson Leery   Sep-22-11 08:13 PM   #37 
  - Kicked&Recommended...  butterfly77   Sep-22-11 09:52 PM   #38 
  - Not a fan of such tactics.  Pacifist Patriot   Sep-23-11 10:00 AM   #40 
  - Why?  Johnny2X2X   Sep-23-11 10:20 AM   #43 
  - More on Flynt's shooting, JFK links  Mimosa   Sep-23-11 10:28 AM   #44 
  - i'd pay a million dollars for a ton of bat guano on rick perry.  unblock   Sep-23-11 12:59 PM   #46 
  - Waste of money  Broderick   Sep-24-11 11:00 AM   #48 
     - My thought, too. Maybe it made sense a few weeks ago but now it's  CTyankee   Sep-24-11 01:26 PM   #50 

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