If you find yourself in a p.r. nightmare, there’s a swashbuckling new hero you can turn to – Carlos Danger.
A top “crisis” public-relations firm with ties to Hillary Rodham Clinton has hired the last person in the world that most people would call on to dispense advice on dealing with a scandal: disgraced, penis-texting former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
The man who destroyed his own promising political career by botching a 2011 sext-message imbroglio with bald-faced lies – and who then ruined his comeback by running one of the most disastrous mayoral campaigns of all time – will now get paid to dispense advice to high-paying clients of the MWW p.r. firm, sources told The Post.
About the only thing that makes sense about this is that one of the company’s clients is Ball Park Franks.
MWW is headed by Michael Kempner, a prominent New Jersey Democrat who has been a top fund-raiser for both Clinton and President Obama.
Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, is a top political adviser and longtime confidante of Clinton, the leading Democratic presidential candidate and former secretary of state.
Kempner is listed as one of Clinton’s “Hillblazers’’ – having raised more than $100,000 for her campaign since April.
Kempner also was one of the top bundler’s for Clinton’s 2008 bid for the White House, and has hosted Obama at his Cresskill, NJ, home.
MWW – which created New Jersey’s “Stronger Than the Storm” media campaign after Hurricane Sandy – specializes in providing crisis communications.
The company said it was “pleased to welcome” Weiner to its “board of advisers” and he will dispense wisdom about “the workings of Congress and the City of New York.”
“He is a brilliant strategist [with] expertise on many issues,” the company said.
“[He] will be a great asset to our firm.”
Weiner – who used the moniker Carlos Danger in some of the infamous sexts that led to his fall from grace – does have experience with media crises, just not in handling them well.
He became a nationwide laughingstock in 2011 when he was forced to step down from Congress after lying about sending out an embarrassing image of his penis.
Weiner sent the photo of his manhood in boxer briefs to a 21-year-old female college student in Seattle. After he was caught, he stonewalled for a while, but when additional photos surfaced, he resigned. He then ran for mayor in 2013, claiming he had cleaned up his act.
But his mayoral campaign imploded after he got caught in a second sexting scandal.
He sent pictures of his private parts to then-22-year-old Sydney Leathers, using the Danger name. His campaign staffers were blindsided by the sordid revelations, which destroyed what some saw as a decent chance for redemption.
He rejected calls to resign from the mayoral race and finished fifth in the Democratic primary with a paltry 5 percent of the vote.
Since then, Weiner has been a commentator on NY1 and written occasional columns for media outlets.
MWW issued a clarifying statement Thursday morning insisting that Weiner will work on policy, not crisis communications with clients.
“Anthony Weiner is an expert on public policy and will not be expected to service clients directly. As a member of our Board of Advisors, he will be a part time consultant to the agency, primarily focused on policy matters and new business development,” MWW said in the statement.