publication date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 (part of Fall 2012)

category: Government

clue: A man whose own name is a sexual euphemism had to expect a press firestorm after he sexted another woman on the Twitter account he used to interact with his New York constituents.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Erik Bates

Pride Goeth Before a Fall: The bigger they are, the harder they fall. These ten celebrities were once on top of the world, enjoying widespread success and popular acclaim. Then a scandal erupted that ended their high-flying careers, some quickly and others painfully slowly.

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