Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Public figure meltdowns

These are great, all gems. One of my favorites because it happened on a boat called Monkey Business, in which some business of monkeys was taking place:
Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart dared reporters in The New York Times on May 3, 1987, “If anybody wants to put a tail on me, go ahead.” he said in The New York Times on May 3, 1987. The Miami Herald did, uncovered his romance with Donna Rice — including a tryst on a boat called Monkey Business — and sank his presidential hopes.
This story proves one thing: Americans are forgiving and anybody can recover from (almost) anything. Gary Hart went from cheating man about town to respected terrorist expert; he's now almost a celebrity.

They did what, said what? - USATODAY.com