Max Cleland is a former Senator from Georgia who lost three limbs in the Vietnam War. He was hailed as a war hero, until Ann Coulter revealed the shocking truth: Cleland injured himself to help Democrats win elections!
He came to national attention in the 2002 Congressional elections, when his opponent Saxby Chambliss ran an ad pairing his image with Osama Bin Laden's. There was, of course, no attempt on Chambliss' part to compare the two, he was simply making a point about... OH MY GOD! CLELAND IS FRIENDS WITH BIN LADEN! KILL HIM!