The sham of a marriage that is Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s is very similar to the sham of a marriage that is Bill and Hillary Clinton’s—and the Clintons are pissed that you noticed.
An unnamed “top state Democrat,” as described at The New York Post, explained that “The Clintons are upset with the comparisons that the Weiners seem to be encouraging—that Huma is ‘standing by her man’ the way Hillary did with Bill, which is not what she in fact did.”
Yeah, because remember that time that Hillary divorced Bill after he was caught multiple times betraying her trust with other women? And remember when she moved out of the White House, taking young Chelsea with her, into that adorable, chic studio apartment back in her hometown of Chicago? And remember when she started dating again and all the talk of the nation was whether she and her street caricature-artist boyfriend were going to get engaged? And remember when she dropped Bill’s surname and stopped living under the shadow of the perceived glories of his legacy? She goes by Hillary Rodham today, you know, and her marriage with Zed is every romantic’s dream.
The unnamed Clinton groupie continued: “The Clintons are pissed off that Weiner’s campaign is saying that Huma is just like Hillary. How dare they compare Huma with Hillary? Hillary was the first lady. Hillary was a senator. She was secretary of state.”
Yeah, how dare they compare a wife’s devoted love of affiliation with the power of a mere congressman to a wife’s devoted love of affiliation with the power of a former president! It’s an outrage!
Did you see the press conference Weiner gave with his wife about the new revelation that, even after he resigned from Congress after sending young co-eds photos of his waxed congressmember, he continued that same practice with “six to ten” other girls? Did you see that smirk that his wife, standing both figuratively and literally “by her man” (but not like Hillary!), kept trying to hide? She wasn’t laughing at her husband’s odd jocularity—no, she takes this marriage thing very seriously—rather, she was thinking of that quote from Cicero that goes, “Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity.”
Except, in Huma’s eyes, for the pursuit of being First Lady in the mayor’s mansion, and standing by your man in a loveless, self-centered marriage to attain that goal.