Nice Deb is sometimes too timid to say what she really thinks. Especially in a situation as delicate as this one.
But Andrew Breitbart has paved the way for other doubting Thomases by saying (in his opinion), the news of Huma’s pregnancy is *probably* a PR attempt and a ploy to make people not want to report on the Weinergate scandal.
Danged if I wasn’t thinking the same thing:
video via Gateway Pundit
Andrew doesn’t come right out and say that he doubts that she’s even pregnant, but I have to admit that I’m suspicious.
And I will also say this about the Weiner marriage, and then I won’t say anything more about it, again. There is something about the beautiful and dignified Huma Abedin I don’t quite get.
Reported by The Nation on June 4:
Amid building scandal, Weiner, who is Jewish, said Thursday his beautiful wife doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about. “She’s seen an awful lot,” Weiner said in a television interview. “But I won’t mind telling you that even for someone that went through the Clinton years, this has been a befuddling experience.”
Abedin, known as ‘body woman’ for Mrs Clinton, returned to work Thursday as usual.
The New York Post reported Friday that Mrs Abedin has shown incredible grace under fire, and not displayed any signs of embarrassment or anger over her husband’s public roasting. “She has been doing her job like nothing has happened. It has nothing to do with her job. This is her personal life,” a source told the Post.
And today at the NY Post:
She’s adamant that her husband does not resign, and is optimistic that he can continue his career as an elected official.
“I think people have weathered worse,” said the source.
“They are still talking all the time about what to do [to survive the scandal],” the source said, adding that they plotted his political comeback while at the hotel.
“Adamant that her husband not resign”?, “Doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about?” Does she understand English? Has she not seen the sexting FB messages, (that took place right after they were married.) Has she seen the pictures he sent to numerous young women on Twitter? The XXX one that was leaked, today????? The whole damn country is mortified for her….
“Doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about?”
Hasn’t “displayed any signs of embarrassment or anger”?
Something doesn’t add up, here.
…I’m just going to leave it at that.
Meanwhile,over at AoSHQ, Ace is agonizing about the human toll this is taking on all the players involved in this scandal – Is it about sex, is it about lies, is it both, why do I care?:
I don’t know. I don’t know.
I know that when the pictures were actually released Monday, I had a queasy feeling. And while I had previously been keenly interested in vindication, motivated by intellectual vanity, now I sort of began to have empathy and kept thinking, and writing, “Call the fight. Make it stop.”
I wanted him to resign less to have a scalp than to just get it all behind us.
I don’t know. I don’t know what the hell happened here, really, now, looking back.
Great to “win” and be “right” and all that but today’s revelation of a pregnancy really just makes this all seem less like partisan sport and more like simple cruelty.
I don’t know. I’m just thinking. Or my gut is thinking, and I’m typing out the words my brain is giving me in translation.
Ace, damnit. Ya done nothin’ wrong. Your blogging on Weinergate was stellar, and you have nothing to feel guilty about. Period.
Ace’s reaction to Huma’s pregnancy sort of makes Breitbart’s point, doesn’t it?