US Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA). ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images

Politicians, take note: Never, ever put yourself in a situation where your name and that of white supremacist David Duke can be used together in a sentence, unless you are condemning him.

Unfortunately for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), that situation is precisely what occurred this past week, after a liberal blogger reported — and the congressman acknowledged — that Scalise, as a state legislator, had addressed a white-supremacist group affiliated with Duke in 2002.

To read the full "Worst Week" piece, click here.