Outrageous Fortune

The slings and arrows of sex and politics have not dented Clinton's high ratings. Is it a new kind of Teflon, or do foes just lack the right weapon?

Here's what we learned in a week when oil prices hit a 10-year low and the stock market broke five records in five days and a woman accused the President of an unwelcome sexual advance: Americans complain that some of the biggest problems facing the country are crime, politicians and the lack of moral values. And yet the most popular leader in the country is a politician who half of us believe, according to a new TIME/CNN poll, "lacks the proper moral character to be President." We'll tolerate extraordinary flaws in a successful President and leave almost no margin for error...

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