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The Pixelated Candidate
Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders

Posted on 07/25/2013 8:22:17 AM PDT by Kaslin

Huma Abedin has graduated from sympathetic victim to pathetic enabler. I felt bad for Abedin in 2011 when, as a newly married and pregnant wife, her congressman husband, Anthony Weiner, embroiled her in his sexting scandal. With a baby on the way, she chose to stick with the marriage -- a decision others must respect.

Weiner, of course, is the selfish cur who ran for New York mayor fully knowing that the decision would drag his wife and son through more muck. It was inevitable that one of his sexting friends would air his dirty lingo, plaster his cheesy pickup lines all over the Internet and, worse, release more photos. With more pixels.

Those pictures tell a thousand words. Starting with: no self-control, no character, no brains.

Then there's the portrait of the wronged wife standing by her no-good spouse in front of a packed news conference. "Anthony's made some horrible mistakes, both before he resigned from Congress and after," Abedin told reporters, "but I do very strongly believe that that is between us and our marriage."

Like the patricidal orphan, the New York power couple actually suggested that the media not make too big an issue of Weiner's selfies -- because he's married.

Now, if Abedin wanted to stay with Weiner because their marriage is sacrosanct, that's her private business. But she had no business pushing his candidacy for public office, under the fiction that he has his demons under control and voters can trust him, because they can trust her.

The latest Quinnipiac poll, mostly taken before Tuesday's news conference, shows Weiner ahead of City Council President Christine Quinn and the rest of the Democratic pack. Never underestimate the benefits of name identification and the public's desire to give fallen politicians a second chance.

On the campaign trail, The New York Times reported, Weiner liked to talk about the "arc of the hero" as he weaved his tale of woe with stories about Nelson Mandela and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Somehow, after Weiner emerged from a period of painful introspection, this congressman known mainly for his ability to self-promote emerged thinking he is in the league of men who did big things.

May his arc turn into a fast dive.

I cannot believe that New Yorkers would elect a mayor whom staffers cannot trust alone with a smartphone. And fuggedabout the spate of sexual harassment lawsuits on the horizon that name the city and Weiner's nom de plume of "Carlos Danger."

Abedin's longtime boss, Hillary Clinton, won a U.S. Senate seat for New York after her extraordinary service as a long-suffering wife. So now there are murmurs that Abedin should run for mayor.

Forget those lugs who have been going to boring meetings, balancing budgets and setting policy when they could have been tweeting. Bigfoot blogger Nate Silver tweeted before the news conference, "Huma should have run for mayor; she'd win in a landslide."

No, public office is not a consolation prize for women with rotten taste in husbands. It is a public trust.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: anthonyweiner; humaabedin; sextingscandal; weinergate

1 posted on 07/25/2013 8:22:17 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Sexting is nothing and won’t prevent him from a high NY office... but if he REALLY did something utterly horrific, like, say, homicide or murder, they voters would shun him!

Oh wait, I’m from MA. I guess I can’t claim that, can I...


2 posted on 07/25/2013 8:25:37 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Kaslin

“Cur” is a good word. It’s seldom used anymore but conveys just the right image of filth and bad breeding.


3 posted on 07/25/2013 8:25:53 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Kaslin

Well, Huma has done the scripted stand by your man thing, now liberals can be happy and move on. Say it’s old news, and all that.

I’ve never understood how, if Huma is a good Muslim, how she can be married to someone Jewish. Maybe Huma isn’t a good Muslim, but an apostate Muslim????


4 posted on 07/25/2013 8:26:37 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Kaslin

What is it about her husband that when he looks down at his ‘package’ he thinks “I gotta get a picture of this!” and send it to people?

I think we can push her over the edge.

Start asking her all the time if she likes her husband’s “package” and “does he always take pictures of his ‘package’?” and “are you as impressed with his ‘package’ as he is?” and etc. etc.

I bet we can get her to try to scratch his eyes out right there at a press conference


5 posted on 07/25/2013 8:26:56 AM PDT by Mr. K (4 election)
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To: Kaslin

Clinton married them, literally. He was the officiant.

They are close, personal friends of Hill and Bill.

What does anyone expect.


6 posted on 07/25/2013 8:27:12 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: Kaslin

Sicko! And that applies to both of them. He for his actions and she for putting up with them. Just your typical Arab wife I guess, but so hungry to live in Gracie Mansion.


7 posted on 07/25/2013 8:28:36 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Kaslin
Weiner is a sick pervert and a pathological liar.

Huma is a lesbian former Hillary Clinton aid with ties to the Muslim brotherhood and other Muslim terrorists.

It is truly a match made in hell.

8 posted on 07/25/2013 8:29:08 AM PDT by detective
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To: Noamie

Yes, indeed. It would appear that Huma is married more to Hill AND Bill than any marriage to weenerboy.


9 posted on 07/25/2013 8:29:47 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Kaslin

maybe the plan IS for her to run for office...nothing surprises me with these people.


10 posted on 07/25/2013 8:34:30 AM PDT by homegroan (Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option....)
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To: Kaslin
Weiner, of course, is the selfish cur who ran for New York mayor fully knowing that the decision would drag his wife and son through more muck. It was inevitable that one of his sexting friends would air his dirty lingo, plaster his cheesy pickup lines all over the Internet and, worse, release more photos. With more pixels. Those pictures tell a thousand words. Starting with: no self-control, no character, no brains. Then there's the portrait of the wronged wife standing by her no-good spouse in front of a packed news conference. "Anthony's made some horrible mistakes, both before he resigned from Congress and after," Abedin told reporters, "but I do very strongly believe that that is between us and our marriage."

I'm beginning to wonder, in my fevered mind, that this second episode has been coordinated and played out for Huma Abedin's benefit. Arrange Weiner to do something stupid, so Huma can be painted as the dutiful hero, and voila! Instant backstory for a future political career.

11 posted on 07/25/2013 8:35:41 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Kaslin

Put a burka over her head and everything will seem,

normal.


12 posted on 07/25/2013 8:36:12 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Kaslin

This should make people wonder what she’s after in getting her husband elected to Mayor of America’s most influential city.


13 posted on 07/25/2013 8:39:13 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Kaslin

Huma will end up being the female muslim Obama that will win the presidential election in 2026, and we will kick ourselves for not doing more to derail her political career when we could.


14 posted on 07/25/2013 8:39:23 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

huma (from a family involved heavily with the moozlum brotherhood terrorists) gains continuing access. moozlums want to kill you and your family.


15 posted on 07/25/2013 8:43:54 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: detective
Weiner is a sick pervert and a pathological liar. Huma is a lesbian former Hillary Clinton aid with ties to the Muslim brotherhood and other Muslim terrorists. It is truly a match made in hell.

Wow, nice summation. I was thinking that it IS Bill and Hillary Clinton 2.0. Ambitious woman marries a sex addict who can't control himself. Plays dutiful wife while trying to cover up for his rampant sex life. Stands by her man, while raising money for the campaign because she wants the power that she believes he can get her. Yup, Bill and Hill.

Also, the rumors of her being a "lesbian" fits the profile as well. I'm just waiting for someone to come out and say that he has to look for stuff elsewhere because she isn't really that into men.

16 posted on 07/25/2013 8:50:36 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Kaslin

“public office is not a consolation prize for women with rotten taste in husbands. It is a public trust.”

Incredible as it must seem, this author has never heard of democrats, or he’d never have stated the above.

Another theory about HumaWeiner’s loyalty is the muslim culture, in which married men can do pretty much anything they want, to include affairs, rape, gang rape, multiple “wives,” all while the little woman keeps her mouth shut.


17 posted on 07/25/2013 8:59:34 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Kaslin

SHE’s the one with high political hopes! Like hillary, she will pretend to stick by him and ride the wagon to first lady.


18 posted on 07/25/2013 9:13:27 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I’ve never understood how, if Huma is a good Muslim, how she can be married to someone Jewish. Maybe Huma isn’t a good Muslim, but an apostate Muslim????

You haven't covered all possible angles with this. Consider this, if she is acting as an intelligence operative, it is quite possible that she could well be a "good Muslim", and still be married to Weiner...

the infowarrior

19 posted on 07/25/2013 9:48:06 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: LibertarianLiz
Also, the rumors of her being a "lesbian" fits the profile as well. I'm just waiting for someone to come out and say that he has to look for stuff elsewhere because she isn't really that into men.

The more I see of Huma Abedin's behavior, the more I am convinced she is what I pegged her as, when she first entered the US political scene. She is a well trained intelligence operative, working for less than friendly foreign powers. Whether that power is the Muslim Brotherhood, or Saudi Intelligence, or even both simultaneously, remains to be seen.

She has *publicly* done some things which a 'normal' Muslim woman would never do, because doing such, without some undeclared, but official sanction, would be literally fatal.

She is, in fact, no more a 'lesbian' than I am, but as Hillary's 'handler' would engage in lesbian sex to further her assignment vis-a-vis Hillary Clinton. Further, a marriage to a Jew would be quite problematic, given the Muslim Brotherhood connections in her immediate family, unless it was an *assignment* for the advancement of Islamic/Muslim Brotherhood aims.

In short, she may well have had sex with *both* Hillary Clinton, and Anthony Weiner, but personal feelings never entered into it at all, it is just a job, to her...

the infowarrior

20 posted on 07/25/2013 10:06:12 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Kaslin

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=a%20beard


21 posted on 07/25/2013 10:56:25 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Don Corleone
"Just your typical Arab wife I guess, but so hungry to live in Gracie Mansion."

An Arab/Muslim Sisterhood worming her way into political realm.

Maybe she's looking to be the first Muslim Woman in Congress.

22 posted on 07/25/2013 11:10:02 AM PDT by hummingbird (THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS by Mark Levin. He has a great plan!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"Maybe Huma isn’t a good Muslim, but an apostate Muslim????"

Maybe he's not so good as a Jew, either.

23 posted on 07/25/2013 11:12:29 AM PDT by hummingbird (THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS by Mark Levin. He has a great plan!)
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To: infowarrior

Yes, I find the daughter of a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood married to a Jewish congressman to be a head scratcher. I don’t know what her game is, really; but, her current situation doesn’t make much sense except as a way to infiltrate our government.


24 posted on 07/25/2013 1:14:16 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: LibertarianLiz

Huma was a WH intern with Monica back in the 90s “under” POTUS BJ Clinton.

She has a unique education for the interaction of sex and political power.


25 posted on 07/25/2013 1:18:35 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation
Huma was a WH intern with Monica back in the 90s “under” POTUS BJ Clinton. She has a unique education for the interaction of sex and political power.

Yikes.

26 posted on 07/25/2013 3:06:30 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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