The Dignity Index: Bush Gives Up Golf—Not!

A weekly mathematical survey of dubious behavior that measures, on a scale of 1 to 100, just how low a person can go:

The NFL has moved on, but Eagles-obsessed Sen. Arlen Specter wants to keep investigating the Patriots spying scandal. Don't senators have anything better to do? Score: 14

Clinton booster Terry McAuliffe tells Tim Russert that Russert's father "up in heaven" would support Hill's staying in the race. The problem? "Big Russ" is alive and well. Score: 38

President George Bush claims that he quit golf in August '03 out of solidarity with the troops. Some sacrifice, right? But even worse: Dubya hit the links two months later. Score: 84