Year in Pictures: 2001
The president whose talents always seemed undone by his follies left office in January 2001 trailing the stench of one last scandal. Last-minute presidential pardons given to fugitive financier Marc Rich and others suggested anew that political contributions and family connections had been the coin of Clinton's realm. By March, "Clinton fatigue" had dropped the former president's once-unshakable approval ratings to an all-time low of 39 percent.
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