The couple in the photo, in case you live under a rock, is Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner. He of sexting fame, she being Hillary’s right arm, leg, and whatever….
She announced their separation today, in the typical media-speak, asking for privacy at this difficult time.
Sooooooooooooooooo, 99% of the pundits are saying what took her so long, why would she be with him in the first place?
Me, I want to know one thing: whose idea was the separation? My gut tells me it came from Hillary. Hillary has seen Weiner as a distraction from her campaign efforts. Period.
I honestly think Huma loves Anthony – sure, he may be a whackadoodle, but hey, who are we to judge what people see in each other and what makes marriage work?
If Huma had been bothered by the sexting, she wouldn’t have waited this long to leave him, furthering my point that this isn’t HER idea to publicize a separation – it’s s suggestion from Hillary.
I’d feel more empathy for Huma if she made a statement today that she was going to see that Anthony would get help and that she’d see him through getting help before making any decision about ending the marriage.
I repeat, this is why I am SURE the decision came through Hillary’s camp and not Huma’s heart.
Huma is on the road what, 300 days a year with Hillary? She seems to be at Hillary’s beck and call, for everything from making excuses for her to making her tea. A very highly paid personal assistant, with security clearance! 🙂
Anthony seems to be the child’s primary caregiver, the stay-at-home dad. Huma is never seen with her child on the road so maybe the couple’s arrangement is that she earn the wage and he brings up baby. That works for many families today. I see nothing wrong with it but perhaps Anthony found it emasculating, enough that he looked for other avenues for pleasure, sexting.
I’m rambling but long story short – I don’t think this marriage is over. There may be a public statement now but that’s it. Public relations 101, Hillary Clinton-style.
Who agrees? Who disagrees?
It begs the follow-up question if they do get divorced: who gets custody? The woman who never seems to be home or the sexter?