It seems like Political Trysts are all the rage these days. You can’t go to a gossip site without reading about which politician has been cheating on his wife. We’re going to go over a few government officials who have been thrust into the spotlight for getting caught with their pants down this year.

Anthony Weiner: The world is a-Twitter about this sexting scandal, dubbed Weinergate. The married Democratic U.S. Congressman used Twitter to send a picture of his boxer brief-clad erect penis to several women. At first, he denied posting the image and said his account had been hacked. It wasn’t long after when he backtracked and admitted to sending sexually explicit photos and messages to about six women over a three-year period. After the public learned that his wife was pregnant, news followed that Weiner was stepping down from his post.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: How surprised were you when you heard about Arnold’s affair with his live in maid? Rumors of his transgressions had been reported for years, so this one certainly wasn’t a shock. The stunning announcement that he had a 10-year-old son with the maid made us take notice though. Not only that, but the fact that he was born a week apart from his son with Maria Shriver… yep, that’s a little ballsy. In fact, Maria used to joke about how much the maid’s son looked like Arnold. Now that the news has hit the fan, Maria has moved out and reportedly hired a divorce lawyer. It looks like she won’t be back.

John Edwards: The affair between the presidential hopeful and his mistress is old news, but now that he’s been charged with breaking campaign finance laws by using political funds to cover up his affair and out-of-wedlock child with Rielle Hunter during his 2008 presidential run, it’s front page once again. Late last year, his wife Elizabeth died of cancer, which didn’t help his public standing. With this charge looming over his head, we’re wondering how long it will be before his not-so-secret tryst Rielle flies the coop (it may have something to do with the fact that if he’s convicted, Edwards faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine).

In Tryst We Trust