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Quinn: Huma Has ‘Setback’ Women Everywhere

From a memory deficient Sally Quinn at the Washington Post:

Blaming Huma Abedin

By Sally Quinn | July 29, 2013

Anthony Weiner, the New York mayoral candidate, says that his decision to stay in the race despite another sex chat scandal “is not about me. It’s about the citizens of New York.”

Unfortunately, that is just not the case. It’s about the mayoral race, yes, but even more so, his decision is inextricably linked to the perception of the role of women in our culture.

Did Ms. Quinn ever say that about Bill Clinton’s scandals? Did his decision to stay in the race in 1992 (after Gennifer) and then again in 1998 (after Monica) damage the role of women in our culture? (Hint: no.)

Up until Weiner’s cringeworthy news conference Tuesday, I had felt sorry for his wife, Huma Abedin, even though I couldn’t understand how she was able to condone his online antics in the first place. I have nothing against Abedin. I like her: She is a lovely, gracious, intelligent woman. I ache for her need to come to the rescue of this man who has betrayed her so often and will likely do it again. I ache for all women who find themselves in this position. And yet, there she stood in front of the cameras, this modern American career woman, by her man, saying she had forgiven him, loved him and believed in him. Just what exactly does she believe in? The only thing she can believe in for sure is that he will continue his infidelity.

What did Hillary have to believe in, apart from Bill Clinton’s infidelity?

Though her friends say she is strong and resolute and defiant, sadly she makes all women look like weak and helpless victims. She was not standing there in a position of strength. It was such a setback for women everywhere.

So has Hillary Clinton’s ‘standing by her man’ from when was attorney general in Arkansas up to this point in time been "a setback for women everywhere"? Or does Ms. Quinn, like the rest of the elite establishment view Hillary Clinton as the greatest champion of women in the history of the world?

After Weiner was forced to resign his congressional seat in 2011, he and his wife faded into the background to repair their marriage and have a baby. Last summer, they gave a heartwarming interview to People magazine and sat for pictures with the baby, Abedin saying Weiner was devoting his time to being the best dad and husband he could be. He was, in fact, sending pictures of his penis to a 22-year-old woman, offering to get her an apartment and begging to meet with her, under the name Carlos Danger.

Did Hillary ever lie about what a great person Bill was, while he was still cheating on her?

When the first scandal hit, I just thought Weiner was a grandiose, narcissistic, entitled creep. Now it is clear he must be mentally ill as well. That he has no respect for women, including his own wife, is also clear.

Does Sally Quinn believe that Bill Clinton is mentally ill? And that he has no respect for women?

Yet when he confessed his newest transgressions to his wife last fall, what did she do? She joined him for yet another interview, this time for the New York Times. Abedin agreed that her husband should run for mayor of New York. She knew full well that the old stories would be rehashed and, in all probability, the new ones would come out. So why did she do it? …

Why did Hillary go on national TV numerous times over the years from 1992 to 1998 and beyond, and lie about her husband and his affairs? And blame them on a ‘vast rightwing conspiracy’?

Yet I can’t help blaming Abedin for condoning this behavior and allowing this charade to continue…  I understand that one woman’s humiliation is another woman’s power play, but I can’t see how what Abedin did could be a good example for any woman anywhere…

But Hillary was and is?

So why has Abedin done this? …

The only possibly reason I can guess for Abedin’s embrace of her husband is that she wants the power as much as he does. As Clinton’s assistant, she has seen the limos, the planes, the salutes and the flags, and that is the life she aspires to. She thought she had it when she married the wildly ambitious, though widely disliked, congressman. She saw the Clintons get away with infidelity, and she fooled herself into thinking she and Weiner could also ride this one out.

When will all of this end? The only way out for Abedin, as I see it, is to give up being the “Good Wife,” dump Weiner and run for office on her own.

Hilarious. After all of this, Ms. Quinn still thinks she should run for office. (What does that tell you about Washington?)

And based on what qualifications, exactly? Her honesty? Her abilities as a good judge of character? Or just her willingness to put up with anything in order to try to satisfy her lust for power?

For all she knows, Anthony Weiner could be acting out again as this piece is being written. Both Weiner and Abedin have certainly not learned any lessons from another verse in Proverbs: “A good name is more desirable than riches. To be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”

Again, tell that to one Diane Hillary Rodham Clinton.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Quinn: Huma Has ‘Setback’ Women Everywhere”

  1. “Though her friends say she is strong and resolute and defiant, sadly she makes all women look like weak and helpless victims. She was not standing there in a position of strength. It was such a setback for women everywhere.”

    Why does Sally Quinn think that some NY politicians wife has any influence over how other women feel about themselves? The women I know are not sitting around waiting to be inspired by Hollywood starlets, political power whores and feminist editorialists whose claim to fame is throwing boring parties for Washington’s deviant elite.

  2. An enabler by any other name is a Democrat wife




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