The Washington Post

The paper backed him for more than two decades.

Since 2000, just two of 14 officeholders have survived similar scandals.

Only one in five people think politicians have lower moral standards than the rest of us.

An extramarital affair? Totally survivable. Just hope you didn't tout your family when you ran.

Two disgraced former politicians are back at the top of the political field. Why?

It's officially the year of the political comeback, but not all comebacks are created equal.

So now that the dust has settled, who came out on top? Who didn't?

  • Aaron Blake and Ed O'Keefe
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  • May 23, 2013
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The explosive nature of the admission is evident -- conservative media will be all over this -- but the political implications of the budding scandal are a little harder to suss out this early.