Wilbur Mills with Argentine stripper Annabelle Battistella, better known as Fanne Foxe (From NYTimes.com)In 1974, the well-respected congressman Wilbur Mills cracked.To this day, Mills' tale of self-destruction is infamous for its audacity and mystery. As the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, Mills was one of the most powerful men in Washington. He was known for being both likeable and extraordinarily knowledgable. Many in congress believed Mills was a borderline teetotaler who...Read Full Story
Remember Wilbur Mills back in the 70's cavorting with his "Argentine firecracker" in the Reflecting Pool? At least Mark Sanford didn't do that. He wasn't hitting on teenagers, like Mark Foley. He didn't hire hookers, like David Vitter, Eliot Spitzer, or Dick Morris. He didn't humiliate his family by dragging them in front of the cameras for "support," like Larry Craig, or, again, David Vitter, and again, Eliot Spitzer.
Like them, however, he did feel obliged to engage in one of the...Read Full Story
Fanne Foxe, the Argentine Firecracker, was the Argentine stripper whose involvement with the-congressman Wilbur Mills ended his political career in 1974. Fanne Fox and Wilbur Mills were known for fighting in public places.