4. Eliot Spitzer: After Bill Clinton, ex-New York govenor Eliot Spitzer may just be the second most successful politican ever to successfully navigate a possibly career-ending scandal. In 2008, the governor resigned after the news became public that he frequently patronized a prostitution ring. However, "Client Number 9," as he was dubbed, rebounded with a short-lived CNN show and is rumored to be eyeing a run for the NYC mayorship in 2013.
5. Jim McGreevey: Before he resigned from the governorship of New Jersey, Jim McGreevey was (however brief) the first openly gay governor in the United States. In 2004, he resigned after it was revealed that he had an extramarital affair with a male staffer while still married to his second wife, Dina Matos. He later published a memoir, entitled The Confession, and entered into a divinty school in order to become an Episcopal priest.
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