Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sex scandal gets a rise out of the market

The word of the day is schadenfreude. As in Wall Street was so giddy over the misfortune of Eliot Spitzer -- their scourge and nemesis -- that their euphoria lifted the otherwise pathetic stock market to its largest gain in five years. (OK, a 200 billion dollar cash infusion from the Fed may have contributed too.)

But Spitzer isn't the first politician get tripped up when it comes to sex and money and power. Test your knowledge of political sex scandals past with this quiz.

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