Between the sex scandal that crippled Gov. Mark Sanford, the questionable candidacy of Democratic Senate primary winner and accused criminal Alvin Green, and the rumors of infidelity surrounding Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley, South Carolina has seen a great deal of political upheaval. Here are some of the beleaguered state's lesser-known scandals:

  • A raid of Varnville mayor Henry Fields' residence uncovered Forrest Gump–themed home sex tapes that make use of props the production left around town back in 1993
  • Rob Miller, Democratic nominee for U.S. Representative from the state's 2nd District, has been criticized for not wearing the customary Confederate-flag lapel pin
  • Mayor John Rhodes of Myrtle Beach raising all three of his boy dogs as girl dogs
  • The state's incumbent comptroller, Richard Eckstrom, has been repeatedly attacked for his use of Arabic numerals
  • Entire state is under fire from outsiders for voting the corpse of Strom Thurmond into the Senate each election
  • City councilman George Thurston is accused of acknowledging the existence of North Carolina
  • Attorney General Henry McMaster has his 8-year-old daughter fill in for him whenever he feels the urge to play some video blackjack
  • Somehow allowed its state flag to contain one of the most racially charged images in our nation's history