Republican Mark Foley preyed on underage Congressional pages.
Republican Dennis Hastert, Republican Tom Reynolds and a number of other Republican lawmakers helped cover it up.
Republican George Allen publicly used a racist term. His campaign staffers physically assaulted a former Marine who asked Allen an uncomfortable question.
Republican Jim Gibbons may have assaulted a woman in a parking lot. He and his Republican wife are also accused of knowingly hiring an illegal immigrant as a housekeeper. And forcing her to hide when there were visitors to the house.
Republican Don Sherwood had a mistress for five years. He was arrested for choking and beating her.
Republican Bob Ney will be going to jail on corruption charges.
Those are just a few surface stories. You all know as well as I do that there are a huge number of other Republican scandals I've not mentioned. Why is John Kerry's botched joke worse than these actual crimes?
Oh, that's right, it's not. Don't let them change the subject.