SCOUTS' HONOR

PHOTOS: Former Boy Scouts And Their Impact On The World

Ross-Perot

Ross Perot

As a third party candidate for president in 1992, billionaire businessman and Eagle Scout Perot helped Bill Clinton defeat George HW Bush and usher in Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and the Defense of Marriage Act. Well, maybe not a hero. But colorful and folksy, for sure. (See “giant sucking sound.”)