Thursday, September 12, 2013
Huma Abedin Returns To HillaryLand
Huma Abedin has returned to her position as Hillary Clinton's close personal aide and has pretty much written off her husband now that Anthony Weiner's political career is over.
She was on an extended vacation from her position while Weiner was running for mayor of New York City, fundraising for and campaigning with Weiner, a real necessity given his, ummm, predilections and reputation. But that's all over now, and she's now back as the director of former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s transition office.
Abedin’s dual roles with her husband campaign and as an aide to Clinton were a bit problematic, especially after his second sexting scandal, when the Clintons were reportedly angered that Weiner's weinerschnizel and the connection via Huma could have a negative impact on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 White House bid.Apparently, all is now forgiven, at least when it comes to Huma. It appears she's jumped off Weiner's sinking ship and is back in Mrs. Clinton's entourage:
Weiner’s campaign initially said Abedin would be with him when he went to vote on election day Tuesday. Abedin was absent, which Weiner explained by saying she was “on a call.” Abedin also did not attend the Tuesday night party where he made a concession speech that did not thank her. According to the New York Post, Abedin spent election night Tuesday at a fundraiser for Clinton in Washington.
Ah well, I can't say I blame her much. Weiner is toast, burnt to a crisp, and of no further use to the Muslim Brotherhood.
I think what we're looking at is the beginning of sort of a Bill n' Hill style marriage, without the political partnership. I wouldn't be surprised if the Clintons found Weiner a job somewhere that requires him to be absent from New York City a lot, thus necessitating a separate residence.