Chapter 11: “Stand by Your Man” Revisited: Political Wives and Scandal

by Hinda Mandell

What’s going on in the minds of the women who appear beside their politician husbands when the men admit to sexual indiscretions? Perhaps they’re angry not just because of the infidelity but because the men violated their private marriage agreements.

Political Scandal Press Conferences: Tim Mahoney, David Vitter, and Larry Craig
(left to right) Tim Mahoney Press Conference (courtesy of TIME), David Vitter Press Conference (courtesy of, and Larry Craig Press Conference (courtesy of Oregon Live)


Tim Mahoney Press Conference