Since New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner‘s (D) press conference Tuesday, there’s been an outpouring of media sympathy for his wife Huma Abedin. The Wall Street Journal editorialized that it was “painful for a normal human being to watch” Abedin stand by Weiner during the conference.
“Two cheers for the beleaguered Huma Abedin,” read a headline on the Washington Post.
And then there’s the New York Post, out Thursday with a cover that blares, “Señora Danger… WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU?” Danger is a reference to Carlos Danger, the pseudonym Weiner used in his online sexcapades.
From the cover story:
It’s … time to declare a moratorium on the line that Huma Abedin is the smartest, shrewdest, most level-headed and glamorous asset the Democratic Party has, and if she’s OK with Anthony, we should be, too. Clearly, there is something very wrong with Abedin — whether it’s simply that she shares her husband’s vaulting ambition or that she has a pathological need to be publicly humiliated, something’s up. When The New York Times is calling for you to take your sad assemblage of sexual compulsions out the door, you should consider that a wake-up call. Silda [Spitzer] may have stood by Eliot, but even she never opened her mouth in his defense.
The cover image…