AirTalk for April 11, 2013

Are Weiner and Sanford the Next Comeback Kids?

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) Announces His Resignation Amid Lewd Photo Scandal

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On June 16, 2011, U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) announced his resignation after admitting to sending lewd photos of himself on Twitter to multiple women.

Scandal-plagued Mark Sanford is close to winning back his old seat in the House. And now Anthony Weiner tells The New York Times Magazine that he's thinking about running for Mayor of NYC.

Is a sex scandal still the career ruiner it once was or has the art of the comeback made it possible to get past those public relations nightmares? How easily do we forget things that once outraged us? Do we love a return to glory as much as we love a fall from grace? Is it harder for politicians than it is for celebrities or sports stars? Does it take a special kind of person to be able to regain the public trust?

Guest:
Lisa Gritzner, President of Cerrell Associates public relations firm


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