The Flytrap Blame Game

The Flytrap Blame Game

Politics and policy.
Aug. 29 1998 3:30 AM

The Flytrap Blame Game

Who really deserves sympathy? And who doesn't? Slate keeps score.

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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.