While Europe grapples with the economic and political repercussions of the rape accusations against International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, at least one person appeared unconcerned: Anne Sinclair, third wife of the embattled politician. The American-born Sinclair — a successful TV personality who has been called France's Larry King — jumped to her husband's defense Monday, after he was arrested for the alleged rape of a New York City hotel maid. Perhaps Sinclair's support shouldn't come as a surprise. Women have defended philandering husbands "since the beginning of time." Here, a look at other scandal-plagued politicians and the women who stood by them.
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