Can Anthony Weiner survive his sexting scandal? Can Elliot Spitzer come back from his hooker tryst and be elected to public office again? How did Mark Sanford convince voters to give him another shot at power?

These are some of the questions I discussed on America Weekend with Jeff Smith, a former Missouri state senator who served a year in prison for lying to the FBI about some wrongdoing when he ran for Congress. Smith is one of the contributors to a new book, “The Recovering Politician’s 12 Step Program To Survive Crisis.”

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