‘If you are looking for scandalous gay sex in Washington, be sure to run as a Republican.’

Science Duck has done the research and run the numbers. No surprise to most of us, but “Republicans more likely to be involved in (gay) sex scandals.” They sure are:

Methods: the number of sex scandals for politicians (both state/local and national) for the past 10 years was tallied from the list of political scandals provided on Wikipedia. Each scandal was scored as to if it involved a Republican or Democrat, if it involved a gay or straight affair, and whether or not the victim/participant was underage.

Results: Republicans were involved in 61% of sex scandals in the past 10 years, whereas Democrats were involved in just 39%. Moreover, 34% of the total number of scandals were gay scandals (i.e, involving an ostensibly straight politician and a same-sex partner), with Republicans accounting for 78.5% of all gay scandals. Republicans were also involved in 66% of the underage scandals.

Conclusion: If a sex scandal is going on in Washington, there is a 2 in 3 chance it will involve a Republican. And If it’s a gay scandal, it’s almost a sure bet that it involves a Republican.

A sure bet, indeed.

Without running the numbers, I’d bet the same is probably true for right-wingers, in general. Think George “Rentboy” Rekers and Ted Haggard.


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