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What Is Your Favorite Political Scandal of 2008?


Salacious behavior always makes the headlines in America, and this year was no exception. After a strong, yet unsuccessful push for the Democratic nomination John Edwards, revealed what would have been his October surprise: he cheated on his cancer-stricken wife, and may have produced a love child. In other child-related scandals, only days after social conservative Sarah Palin splashed onto the national scene, we found out that her teenage daughter Bristol was pregnant.

Way back in the beginning of the year, two scandals made the headlines, one proving to be half-baked and the other leading a powerful politician's downfall. The New York Times tried to link John McCain to lobbyist Vicki Iseman, insinuating that he cheated on his wife, while New York Governor Eliot Spitzer resigned after news of his involvement with a call girl broke.

Of course, don't forget about the sex, drugs, and oil scandal that rocked the US Department of the Interior! An investigation revealed that officials “frequently consumed alcohol at (oil) industry functions, used cocaine and marijuana, and had sexual relationships with oil and gas company representatives." Since we're asking for your opinion on everything that happened this year, which 2008 scandal should be entered into the political hall of shame?

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