Presented without further comment:
Huma Abedin On Her Job, Family, and the Campaign of a Lifetime
other than his pervy, salacious compulsions, has to do with his wife Huma’s Unmentionables:
Sorry to interrupt the Best Enabler of a Sociopath Award ceremony but, to recap, Ms. Abedin worked for many years at a journal that promotes Islamic-supremacist ideology that was founded by a top al-Qaeda financier, Abdullah Omar Naseef. Naseef ran the Rabita Trust, a formally designated foreign terrorist organization under American law. Ms. Abedin and Naseef overlapped at theJournal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA) for at least seven years. Throughout that time (1996–2003), Ms. Abdein worked for Hillary Clinton in various capacities.
Read the whole thing, written by Andrew McCarthy, who was chief prosecutor of the first World Trade Center terrorist attack. He concludes with
Naturally, what did get Washington chattering was a scandal far more typical in Clinton circles — the lucrative arrangement Ms. Abedin struck with Mrs. Clinton’s State Department that allowed her, after returning from maternity leave, to draw a $135,000 State Department salary while remaining in New York, not actually working at Foggy Bottom, and moonlighting as a “strategic consultant” for an outfit called Teneo – founded by Bill Clinton’s chum Doug Band.
What a racket. The marriage to Huma Abedin, a Clinton insider, enables Anthony Weiner to resurrect a debased career and deflect attention from his psychotic antics even as he continues them. The marriage to Anthony Weiner, a prominent Jewish progressive, enables Huma Abedin to deflect attention from her associations with various Islamic supremacists even as, during her tenure as a top State Department official, American policy embraces Islamic supremacists.
You must read the whole thing.
Hat tip: Mr. Bingley
Anthony Weiner, the Chicken Run look-alike and all-around perv waited a year and a month, but he’s got a comeback in mind,
Disgraced pol Weiner eyes mayor or public advocate run
The disgraced former congressman — who’s sitting on a $4.5 million campaign war chest — is mulling a bid for citywide office next year and “seriously considering” a mayoral run, multiple sources told The Post.
The cocky pol is also open to the post of public advocate as a backup plan, said sources, who described the Queens Democrat as “desperate” to get back into politics.
Weiner, 47, has even spoken to former staffers about going back to work for him, according to another source.
And he wants to run soon because the public match on his campaign funds are due to expire after the 2013 election.
The cocky pol waxed, too, butt I digress.
And then, there’s
pubic public advocate,
The buzz in political circles is that the sext-happy Weiner has a better shot at public advocate — a $165,000-a-year job viewed as a “cleansing” post where he could put his character issues further behind him as he prepped for a 2017 mayoral run.
Cleansing, waxing, whatever. Just go away!
UPDATE, 18 July,
Oh, look, right on schedule, Weiner’s on People Mag with baby pictures.
Next: Huma writes a book. Oprah interviews them. Media fawns.
According to the New York Times,
Representative Anthony D. Weiner has told House leaders and friends that he plans to resign his seat after coming under growing pressure from his Democratic colleagues to leave the House, said a top Democratic official and two people told of Mr. Weiner’s plans.
James Taranto, however, looks at a different aspect,
Will Mrs. Weiner Fire Mr. Weiner?
House Democrats are anxious to be rid of Anthony Weiner the Tumid Tweeter, National Journal reported yesterday:
They conceded that their best strategy for getting to that point is hoping that Weiner’s wife will persuade him to go.
“We’re hearing he might resign in a couple of days,” said Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y. “He’s waiting for his wife to come home. That’s what we’re hearing from his friends.” . . .
A senior Democratic aide said there was much anticipation expressed by members–if not desperation–that Weiner might be talked into resigning by his wife, Huma Abedin, later this week.
Right, just like Mrs. Weiner’s boss, Hillary Clinton, persuaded her husband to quit politics amid a sex scandal.
Why in the world would the Dems expect Mrs. Weiner to press her husband to resign, thereby cutting the household income in half? Even if the marriage fell apart, the prospect of collecting alimony and child support would leave her with a continuing interest in his gainful employment.
Is Mrs. Clinton threatening Mrs. Weiner’s employment or advancement in order to pressure Mr. Weiner to resign? That’s the only way in which this plan would make sense.
Actually, no, that is not the only way: Another way is for Weiner to be offered a job with an organization or individual(s) who support the Democrats enough to guarantee him enough salary and benefits to make his resignation worthwhile. You can bet there’s a deal in the works, if not already consolidated.
As he announced it, hecklers in the audience called him a pervert.
Separated at birth?
Anthony Weiner, former Congressman,
You would think that Nancy would know better than to expect that a guy who had Bill Clinton officiate at his wedding would quit.
Breitbart at the beginning, since Weiner was late,
4:50PM Weiner says he also misled his Congressional staff.
4:48PM Says did not violate the rules of the House, or violates the Constitution.
Dan Blatt’s also liveblogging.
4:40PM Accepts full responsibility. “My constituents will have to make the determination to vote [him out of office]“. He’s not quitting, alright.
The WaPo is carrying this story in their LIFESTYLE section, along with the decorating and parties.
4:35PM Weiner apologizes to Andrew Breitbart.
He says he never had any physical relationship with any of the women but does not deny phone sex, and “won’t rebut anything” the women are saying.
Earlier in the press conference,
Anthony Weiner states during this afternoon press conference: “To be clear, the picture was of me, and I sent it.”
Would have saved himself a world of trouble if he had just said it in the first place.
He’s not resigning.
Live feed here.
Breitbart says he’s got a photo that is “extremely graphic, and leaves nothing to the imagination.” Weiner’s denying the photo exists. Weiner did not deny that such a photo may exist.
I missed it earlier, but Ace posts that
Breitbart was at Weiner’s press conference. Press began asking him questions so he took the dias and answered them. I think it was mostly about not being the hacker, because there was no hacker.
Stacy is also liveblogging.
Look, when the CNN guy asks you directly, “Was it [the photo] from you, or not?”, and a simple “No” would have sufficed, it’s not a good idea at all to call the guy a jackass – particularly, as it turns out, the guy is CNN’s Congressional producer.
Another important point from this press conference is that Weiner himself is the one who said his Twitter/Facebook accounts had been hacked. That he’s changed to saying it’s a prank and a distraction does not alter the fact that hacking is a crime and should be investigated. He has not requested an investigation, as CNN’s Dana Bash points out.
“Wow! Those blogs sound like, reporting!”
dodging easily answerable questions is definitely not the way to make it all go away. For example, something like, “No, that was not my penis. I know this because I didn’t take a photo of my penis,” would have been a perfectly fine response. The mainstream press, at least, would be satisfied.
Evading questions, however, is a strategy most often utilized by people with something to hide, and will only further pique the media’s interest.
Since he’s a Democrat, I speculate that he’ll have a press conference with the bravely smiling Mrs. Weiner at his side.
After reading Gerard’s post, I’m done with the subject.
Not on the wiener, but on Weiner,
Weiner is not one to talk about conflict of interest. In the 2009 spending bill Congressman Weiner sponsored $18.3 million in earmarks for 22 groups and projects, over $500,000 of those earmarks went to campaign contributors.
Now, that is the real scandal.
UPDATE, June 5
Linked by The Other McCain – thanks, Stacy!