That sort of fantastical, supernaturally tinged tale is not unusual. Indeed, in the insular world of New York and D.C. politics, Huma Abedin has become a sort of mythical figure...
“I think she has special powers,” said public-radio broadcaster Katia Dunn, who recently crossed paths with Ms. Abedin and Mrs. Clinton at a cafÃÂÃÂ© on Capitol Hill...
Representative Anthony Weiner, a swingingly single Brooklyn Democrat who has known Ms. Abedin since before Hillary Clinton was elected to office, talked about her ability to perform under pressure “preternaturally”...
“Have you seen Huma?” asked James Carville, the former advisor to President Clinton. “Her appearance is just like, Hoh my God!’ She takes your breath away. She’s an unbelievably, stunningly gorgeous woman. Nobody in that position can be that good-looking; it just doesn’t happen.” He added that she is also “damn smart.”
“She is a person of enormous intellect with in-depth knowledge on a number of issuesespecially issues pertaining to the Middle East,” said Senator John McCain, in a statement relayed by one of his aides.
“Huma is an example of why more people, particularly in Washington, need to understand the rest of the world, need to recognize what an asset it is to have cross-cultural experiences,” wrote Queen Noor of Jordan in an e-mail...
“I’d call Huma one in a million,” said Mrs. Clinton’s press secretary, Philippe Reines, “but that would mean there are 5,999 others in the world just like her, and there simply aren’t. She is truly one of a kind, one in a billion. We are all in awe of her poise, grace, judgment, intellect and her seemingly endless reserve of kindness, patience and energy.”
The SAIV Council
The SAIV Council of Internationally Known Leaders Includes:
* Saleha Abedin - Director, Office of Muslim Minority Affairs, Saudi Arabia
* Prince El Hassan bin Talal - Jordan
* Her Majesty Queen Noor - Jordan
Maybe Mr. Hsu has been paying for Huma’s D.C. pad? Nothing about the Clintons is a surprise to me.
Carville calls Huma “an unbelievably, stunningly gorgeous woman.” Not from this male perspective!