Cast Your Ballot: Rockstar's Sleaziest Politicians

Posted on November 6 2012, 1:37pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

With eyes around the world tuned to today's U.S. Presidential Election, we thought it might be a good time to take a nostalgic look back at some of the public servants of questionable honor in the annals of Rockstar history and give you the opportunity to let your voice be heard. Without further ado:
Mayor Fletcher Bowron (L.A. Noire)
History remembers the real-life Fletcher Bowron as a more honorable and reputable mayor - tackling the rampant corruption of his predecessor and championing many progressive projects for the city of Los Angeles. In L.A. Noire however, Bowron is heavily involved in the Suburban Redevelopment Fund conspiracy and a driving force in getting Cole Phelps kicked off the Vice desk.
Mayoral Candidate Donald Love (Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories)
Like any good businessman, Donald Love knows a good opportunity when he sees it, and following the death of Liberty City Mayor R.C. Hole, Love decides to dip his toe in the political waters with a mayoral run that turns sour once his ties to organized crime in Liberty City are revealed.
Revolutionary Leader Abraham Reyes (Red Dead Redemption)
While the 'ground game' of 19th century Mexican political activism was a bit more aggressive than the contests of the present day, we surely couldn't exclude revolutionary Abraham Reyes from the discussion. Eventually becoming the despotic leader of Mexico in Red Dead Redemption, Reyes displays all the key traits of a megalomaniac with aspirations of power. 
Congressman Alex Shrub (Grand Theft Auto: Vice City)
This Vice City congressman is a sanctimonious moral crusader by day and a crossdressing adulterer by night. Like many lustful power-hungry politicians, Shrub is ultimately done in by his philandering ways.
Congressman Thomas Stubbs (Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned)
Having never met a pork barrel project he didn't like, the dynastic Liberty City Congressman Thomas Stubbs also has a certain flair for getting his 'message' out.
Senator Alfred Woden (Max Payne Series)
One of the leaders of the duplicitous Inner Circle, Alfred Woden isn't above playing people against each other to get what we wants. A United States Senator AND part of an elite secret society - Woden's a political conspiracy theorist's dream come true!

  • GreenJunky5on November 28 2013, 4:31pmReplyFlag
    Abraham Reyes. He's a good politician yes, but a terrible boyfriend. When his girlfriend dies saving his life, his words were something close to; "Oh yea, her? Good woman. Anyway..." BTW, at the end of the game when you're (SPOILER) playing as Jack Marston and you read the newspaper, doesn't Abraham get thrown out of office somehow?
    • boogie-dayson December 10 2012, 2:32amReplyFlag
      Thomas Stubbs FTW... even though he was a "short" man
      • Rodrigo_0679on November 26 2012, 5:42pmReplyFlag
        Abraham Reyes , mi favorite candidate of Mexico or Alex Shurb in Vice City
        • Wolf-Ligon November 21 2012, 11:13pmReplyFlag
          i vote for abraham reyes :)
          • beto0413on November 17 2012, 12:53amReplyFlag
            When are the elections for Rockstar's Sleaziest Politicians over?

            • Rockz25on November 14 2012, 3:15pmReplyFlag
              ALEX SHRUB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
              • LordofSynon November 12 2012, 4:12pmReplyFlag
                Reyes got my vote, but Donald Love was the epitome of scum. I don't know all of them sadly, as I haven't played all of the games...but I would venture that they are all POS, anyway. Just as a politician is supposed to be, in the views of society. Thank you R* for showing that character is still vitally important, even more than plot driven tales too. When all is said and done, you might remember some of the details, but you will always remember the characters!
                • EvilEvilJesseon November 11 2012, 6:38pmReplyFlag
                  Seriously! It has to be Abraham Reyes!
                  • MuhammadAli76on November 11 2012, 12:58pmReplyFlag
                    abraham reyes for the win!
                  • Vovan_Zalutskiyon November 11 2012, 7:28amReplyFlag
                    Stubbs BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    • SmCTwelveon November 9 2012, 2:59pmReplyFlag
                      Definately Donald Love, he was a goddamn cannibal!

                      This is a great example of the diverse characters R* has produced over the years. Nostalgic and inspiring.
                      • Dr_Feelgood83on November 9 2012, 7:51amReplyFlag
                        Fletcher Bowron! He kept pissing me off in LA Noire!
                        • deepdarkbasementon November 8 2012, 4:20pmReplyFlag
                          ... GO REYES!!!
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                                • MikeGFSon November 8 2012, 7:59amReplyFlag
                                  Vote for Stubbs!

                                  He is powerful! And he will surely be a Good and serious President
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