Includes bibliographical references (p. 101-104) and index.
Overview: The relevance of politicians' morality performance? / Richard Bernstein -- Are politicians' private lives material to their public office? / Krista Boryskavich and Tamara King -- Is there a link between private morality and public life? / Richard Stengel -- Public servants are subject to scrutiny / Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman -- Politicians must have strong morals / Bill Muehlenberg -- American voters display indifference to public officials' private sexual behavior / Gail Collins -- Presidential leaders have private moral obligations / James P. Pfiffner -- Religious faith should not encroach upon public policy / Austin Cline -- Journalistic coverage of public officials' private lives is sometimes justified / William B. Ketter -- The media's focus on politicians' sexual behavior is misguided / E.J. Graff -- Gay politicians struggle for acceptance / Shawn Vestal -- Gambling damages moral authority of public figures / Joshua Green -- The private behavior of public officials should be kept private / Melissa Fried -- A prime minister is entitled to private hospitality / Melanie McDonagh -- The private lives of corporate chiefs should be scrutinized / Mitchell Schnurman -- Hidden cameras become controversial tools for moral expose / Pratap Bhanu Mehta -- Use of performance enhancing substances is not a black and white issue / Sally Jenkins -- Media and fans should not focus on Barry Bonds' alleged steroid use / Tom Powers -- Character counts for celebrity endorsements / James Tenser -- Judging Miss USA as a role model (electronic urban report).