Fun fact: Michael (“SiCKO”)
My first guess was: 20. On its “list of notable Eagle Scouts,” Wiki counts only 10: Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Thad Cochran(R-MI), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Richard G. Lugar (R-IN), Ben Nelson (D-NE).
MI MS (thanks, Ivan))), Gordon Smith (R-OR) (also: John Ehrlichman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, H.R. Haldeman, L. Ron Hubbard). I guess if you in the House of Representatives, you could get to 20, but I grant that that’s cheating.
The next question would be: of this list, how many are lying? Hard to say. On the one hand, every senator has an opposition research team on his trail, and smoking out a fake Eagle Scout ought to be enough to win you 40 virgins in paradise. On the other hand, we do live in an age of padded resumés…