Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.), widow of former congressman and musician Sonny Bono, was recently caught in a set of sexually suggestive photos with a scandal-plagued former billionaire.
Radar Online, which has exclusively obtained the pictures, explains the wrinkle that is likely to be more significant than the six-term congresswoman showing a little cleavage:
The woman apparently licking Bono's breast is Edra Blixseth, a disgraced former billionaire who is at the center of a criminal investigation probing whether she made fraudulent representations about her financial worth to a number of banks.
In a scandal set to rock Capitol Hill, RadarOnline.com has learned the image was taken at an out-of-control event four-years-ago, at Blixseth's $75 million Porcupine Creek estate in Rancho Mirage, California.
According to Radar Online's sources, Mack "was blitzed and clearly having a great time" at the function.
One acquaintance, Julie Bornstein, Mack's 2008 congressional challenger, expressed little surprise over the pictures.
"Several women in the California Congressional delegation were embarrassed repeatedly by Mary Bono's behavior and conduct in the Capitol and encouraged me to run because of the embarrassment she brought to the legislature," Bornstein told RadarOnline.com of the pictures, saying that Mack had been known as a "strenuous partier."