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The 31 Weirdest Political Names Of All Time

Where Newt Gingrich sounds normal.

1. Ben Bushyhead, who ran for county commissioner in North Carolina

2. Dick Swett, former House representative from New Hampshire

3. Young Boozer, current state treasurer of Alabama

4. Ryan Fattman, a current member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives

5. Krystal Ball, ran for Congress in 2010

6. Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, president of the Alabama Public Service Commission

7. Frank Schmuck, Precinct Committeeman in Arizona

8. Timothy Shotwell, a sheriff in Washington

9. Janelle Lawless, a judge in Michigan

10. Mark Reckless, a member of Parliament

11. Zephyr Teachout, running for governor in New York

12. Anyone named Dick Ball

14. Butch Otter, the current governor of Idaho

15. Steny Hoyer, the Democratic Whip from Maryland

16. Dick Armey, former U.S. Representative from Texas

17. Kinky Friedman, who ran for governor of Texas in 2006

18. “Silver Dick” Bland, 19th century member of Congress

19. Robin Rape, a constable in Texas

20. Norm Dicks, former U.S. Representative from Washington

21. Harry Baals, former mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana

22. Kerry Faggotter, Australian politician

23. Barb Queer, county commissioner in Ohio

24. Dick Mountjoy, former member of the California State Senate

25. Bill Boner, former mayor of Nashville

The pronunciation is key.

26. Dave Obey, former U.S. Representative from Wisconsin

27. Sister Boom Boom, who ran for a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors

28. Tiny Kox, a senator in the Netherlands

29. Luke “Sissyfag” Montgomery, who ran for mayor in Washington D.C.

He once famously heckled former President Bill Clinton.

30. Mark “Coonrippy” Brown, running for governor in Tennessee

31. And, of course, Newt Gingrich

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