Rachel Maddow Places Weinergate in the Pantheon of Political Sex Scandals


On Monday night’s Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel examined the rash of recent political sex scandals via her Post–Bill Clinton Modern American Political Sex Scandal Consequence-O-Meter, a useful grid system similar to New York’s own Approval Matrix. Maddow’s Consequence-O-Meter deftly analyzes politicians’ scandals based on their relative creepiness and level of illegality. So where do recent scandalizers John Edwards, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Anthony Weiner stand? Watch and learn.

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