by Sherrilyn A. Ifill onJanuary 5, 2010
From Rod Blagojevich to Mark Sanford to Sheila Dixon, breaking the rules of good behavior was common last year, but only Sarah Palin seemed to get the big payoff.
December 15, 2009
Near the close of the previous decade, Bill Clinton made history as the first president in U.S. history to be impeached for lying about the role he played in his cigar and intern formally greeting each other. It’s become a rule of thumb for politicians to be marred with some sort of sex scandal. But if the president can almost lose his job over a fib about an affair, isn’t that some sort of bat signal for others in office to play it safe in the following decade? One would think, but the political sex scandals of the 2000s made Slick Willie look like a Boy Scout (to everyone but Hillary, of course). Here’s a recap of some this decade’s most publicized political perversions—and if we missed anyone, please let us know! We love a good scandal as much as the next person.
July 13, 2009
Scandal, resignation, and good old bull crap. Books by Mark Sanford, Sarah Palin, and Dick Cheney may (not) be coming to a bookstore near you.
by David Swerdlick onJune 25, 2009
South Carolina’s governor is a plain-vanilla public figure, but his sob story reads a lot more like Kwame Kilpatrick’s rocky road than John Ensign’s scandal in Chocolate City.
June 24, 2009
A transcontinental extramarital affair, Gov. Sanford? That's ambitious.
June 24, 2009
Republican South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, infamous stimulus naysayer and presidential aspirant, has been missing since Thursday. Let's just keep it one hundred and call it what it is: Sanford got "touched in the head," as the old folks used to say....
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