July 18, 2012
Weiners and People
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)