Can Anthony Weiner’s decision to “seek treatment” salvage his political identity? Or will he forever be “damaged goods?” Perhaps it is just the American Way to “kick ‘em while they’re down”—no matter what they did, or who they are.

The Nation‘s Melissa Harris-Perry joins MSNBC for her Sound Off segment to comment on the psychology behind our obsession with sex scandals and Weiner’s hopes for rehabilitation.

Anna Lekas Miller