Highest Office Held: North Carolina Senator

Since his fall from grace, John Edwards has divided his time between court appearances and dish-washing sessions. Edwards's former mistress-while-his-wife-died-of-cancer, turned live-in lover, turned ex-lover, turned tell-all author Rielle Hunter painted a picture of John's new life that is none too inspiring: "He empties the dishwasher. He cooks. I've never tasted a better pancake than Johnny Reid Edwards'."

Hunter bragged about Edwards to People Magazine, dubbing him "Johnny Cakes." Now that Hunter and Edwards have split, he doesn't even have that going for him. There is one bright spot: After a year-long investigation into his alleged misuse of campaign funds to cover up his affair, he was found not guilty.

See, there's always a silver lining.