Jeanine Pirro may not be number one in politics right now, but her highly-publicized marital problems with husband Al has placed her in a top ten list of infidelity news stories of 2006.
Yes, there is a list for everything.
This particular list was put together by Ruth Houston, a self-decribed “infidelity expert,” who is an author and founder of www.InfidelityAdvice.com.
Pirro ranks eighth on Houston’s list “for asking ex-NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik to bug her husband’s boat because she suspected him of having yet another extramarital affair.” The bugging never happened, but Pirro’s indiscreet query resulted in a federal investigation, the news of which broke in the middle of her campaign for New York attorney general. (Don’t hold your breath that anything will result from t that federal probe, incidentally.)
Others on the infidelity news list include: ex-model Christie Brinkley whose marriage ended over her husband’s affair with a 19-year-old personal assistant; former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey’s book, “The Confesion,” which revealed details of his gay relationship with a government aide; and the resignation of Ted Haggard, the head of the National Association of Evangelicals who preached anti-gay morals while dallying with a male hooker.
Number one on the list, if you care, was the phenomenon of “Brokeback Marriages,” which was named after the Academy Award wining film, “Brokeback Mountain” and signfies same-sex infidelity. (See McGreevy and Haggard.)