Is there some "How to Handle a Scandal" play book out there that advises blue suits?
Of course, the entire idea of trotting out ones spouse as a prop is questionable. There is no doubt that it works -- or at least -- it's better than the alternative (her being visibly absent). Yet, they are willing to do it.
It sort of reminds me of when a hostage is brought out in front of a camera for propaganda purposes ...