a) Lied to, betrayed, and cuckolded by husband.
b) Personally humiliated.
c) May have disgraced her own good name by echoing his denials on the Today show.
Slate rating--She made a Faustian bargain, but you still feel sorry for Faust: +2
Al Gore (The public's rating: +3)
a) Did not (apparently) urge the president to come clean with American people.
a) Stayed loyal.
b) Did not take advantage of scandal to burnish his own image.
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