Washington Post faith columnist Sally Quinn writes on Huma Abedin, wife of New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner (D):
Though her friends say she is strong and resolute and defiant, sadly she makes all women look like weak and helpless victims. She was not standing there in a position of strength. It was such a setback for women everywhere. ...
The only possibly reason I can guess for Abedin’s embrace of her husband is that she wants the power as much as he does. As Clinton’s assistant, she has seen the limos, the planes, the salutes and the flags, and that is the life she aspires to. She thought she had it when she married the wildly ambitious, though widely disliked, congressman. She saw the Clintons get away with infidelity, and she fooled herself into thinking she and Weiner could also ride this one out.
Quinn's column is the latest in a spate of bad press for Abedin, once a darling of the mainstream media. Quinn's Post colleague Ruth Marcus, liberal columnist Micheal Tomasky and the New York Post have also been critical of Abedin's public support for Weiner, following the revelation that his online, extramarital sexual activities continued even after he resigned from Congress in 2011.