(HinterlandGazette Editorial) — Is Huma Abedin in it for the publicity or does she have political ambitions, albeit through her husband? Is the allure of being New York City’s First Lady worth more to her than forcing her husband to get medical help? She has left many women confused about her loyalty to her husband, Anthony Weiner, (AKA Carlos Danger) who has literally disrespected her once again with his sexting and phone sex with another woman, Sydney Elaine Leathers. Is she the mini-Hillary Clinton? She doesn’t strike me as being that shrewd and calculating, but then again, she could be. One has to also wonder if her loyalty to her husband is based on cultural beliefs — her father, Syed Zainul Abedin, was born in India and her mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, was born in Pakistan.
It’s clear that Anthony Weiner has a problem. A huge problem. He begged the public to forgive him for his sexting during a tearful press conference when he resigned from Congress. Those disclosures rocked the New York political world then and left many wondering how could such a rising star in the Democratic Party take such a tumble. It is shameful that even after he resigned from Congress, checked himself into therapy and pledged to devote his life to his family, he continued with the explicit text messaging and phone sex? Surely the people of New York City deserve better than this circus.
It’s painful to watch Huma Abedin encourage people to vote for her husband, knowing what he has done. It can’t possibly be okay with her. The fact is, Gracie Mansion doesn’t need Anthony Weiner. He is sick. He needs to drop out of the race and seek medical intervention. As a woman, on one hand, I can’t understand why Huma would put herself out their like that. But on the other, I concur that marriage is complicated. My marriage has had many ups and down. There were times when I thought of leaving but didn’t but I don’t know if I could stand with my husband knowing if he had been sexting and engaging in phone sex over and over.
Huma Abedin isn’t your typical devoted spouse. There’s something in her eyes that reminds me a lot of Hillary Clinton — political power. Many women would deem her as a fool. I don’t think she is. She knows the cost of what she’s doing. She said so herself in an article in Harper’s Bazaar — “Launching this campaign was not an easy decision for our family to make.” “Putting yourself out there comes with a cost.” Is Anthony Weiner’s political ambition, which has become a ridiculous sideshow, really worth her putting herself and her husband’s demons on display for the world?