Excuse my blatant sarcasm. I’ve been particularly wary these days about the machinations of the PR industry when it comes to political celebrity. Case in point: this first pass at a rehabilitation of the Weiner brand is just so flimsy, especially with the guy already sniffing around for his next elective office while making cracks about how he got a raw deal because of his last name. His wife seems such a lovely person, too — not deserving of his baggage, and certainly not the Islamic racism Huma’s the target of by way of his infamy.
I love the Martha Stewart-style photo though. Given that Weiner was Congressional Washington’s closest thing to a porn star, how much symbolism can you pack into a simple family photo?
(photo: Christopher Kolk for People)