The former governor of California fathered a child with his and ex-wife Maria Shriver's housekeeper Mildred Patricia Baena in 1997. Amazingly, the Terminator star kept the affair a secret until 2011 when the media blew the scandal wide open. Shriver filed for divorce in July 2011 after 25 years of marriage.
Their presidential gate-crashing may have been a big headache for the White House, but it sure made for great TV! While cameras were rolling for the first and only season of The Real Housewives of D.C., Tareq and Michaele Salahi attended a 2009 state dinner, where they met President Barack Obama without being invited guests, causing many security investigations post party-crashing.
Hide the blue dress! And close your ears, Hillary! News of the former president's "improper" relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky broke in early 1998, forcing Clinton to famously testify, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." Regardless of how you define "sexual relations," Clinton was impeached later that year.
The politician resigned as governor of New York City after his affinity for prostitutes was made public. Most notable were his hookups with $1,000-an-hour call girl Ashley Dupre.
The former U.S. representative resigned from Congress after his mid-2011 social media scandal, in which he tweeted an inappropriate picture of his wiener himself to a female follower. He also sought treatment post-incident to become a "better husband and healthier person."
The former Illinois governor was impeached in January 2009 after being charged with corruption, wiretapping and trying to sell recently elected President Barack Obama's Senate seat, among other allegations.
Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't alone. Back in 2006, the North Carolina senator began an affair with then-girlfriend Rielle Hunter while still married to his late wife Elizabeth Edwards. The politico kept the affair a secret for two years until it was revealed he fathered a child with Hunter, daughter Frances Quinn Hunter.
Richard Nixon's attempted cover-up of his administration's involvement in the 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters goes down in history as one of politics' most polluted goof-ups. Not only did Nixon and his advisors get caught in one big lie, Nixon was forced to resign from office, making him the first and only U.S. president to do so.
More dark comedy than scandalous, in 2006 the then-vice president accidentally shot 78-year-old attorney Harry Whittington while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Texas. Whittington suffered injuries to the face, neck and upper torso.
The former Idaho senator was arrested in June 2007 for lewd conduct in the men's restroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport when his foot touched the foot of the man in the stall next to him. Craig blamed the whole thing on his wide stance and denied being gay but entered a guilty plea for a lesser charge. Despite announcing his intention to resign from the Senate at a news conference in September 2007, he later decided to finish the remainder of his term.
In 2008, an Iraqi journalist called George W. Bush a dog and then threw his shoes at his head during a news conference in Baghdad.
The former Florida representative resigned from Congress in 2006 after allegations that he had sent a series of sexually explicit emails and instant messages to male pages. After Foley stepped down, more pages came forward claiming the politico had sent sexually overt messages to them, though no criminal chargers were filed in the end.