Hillary, Huma and Horndog Husbands

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R

Via Althouse:

Stand by Your Man? How Huma Can Do What Hillary Couldn’t

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman. Especially a smart, savvy woman who works in politics, giving all your love to just one man whom everyone wants you to up and leave. In the wake of Huma Abedin’s appearance alongside her contrite, mayoral-hopeful husband last week, there have been calls from every corner for her to do the opposite of what her mentor Hillary Clinton did when she first found herself in a similar situation during the 1992 presidential campaign: Just divorce him already.

When the Clintons appeared on 60 Minutes to discuss allegations that Bill had been having an affair with Gennifer Flowers, Hillary said, “You know, I’m not sitting here — some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette. I’m sitting here because I love him, and I respect him, and I honor what he’s been through and what we’ve been through together.” Wynette — who released her ode to marital resignation in 1968, the same year that Hillary became a Democrat — declared the future First Lady’s statement offensive to every woman willing to stick around after her man does things she doesn’t understand.

While these aren’t exactly good times for Anthony Weiner — he did confess he’s less happy since running for office, and his poll numbers are dropping faster than his pants — they are undeniably bad times for Huma. She’s been pitied. She’s been scorned. She’s been called frumpy and wan. Even her friends are “slapping-my-forehead astounded” that she’s chosen a stand-by-your-man response that seems almost paleolithically pre-feminist.

Huma’s declaration that she loves him and she forgives him is being met with far more confusion than Hillary’s was 21 years ago, partly because, over the past several decades, Americans have become way more relaxed about divorce. A recent Gallup poll says only 24 percent think it’s wrong. Even as splitting up grows more acceptable, a full 91 percent of Americans morally object to infidelity — that’s more than say they’re opposed to polygamy. This is an increase from previous decades. If that number seems out of alignment with Americans’ general trend toward more sexual freedom, perhaps it’s because, as Heather Havrilesky wrote recently in her advice column at the Awl, “Cheating is called cheating for a reason. The issue on the table is honesty, not sex.”

We’re also baffled by Huma’s choice because women no longer need to be professionally affixed to a man to make inroads in business or politics — especially when they’ve got a résumé like hers. Two decades ago, Hillary needed Bill, that much we could understand. But looking at Huma and Anthony together on the dais, it was clear who was holding the other back. This was no 60 Minutes interview from 1992. (Bill, even when mired in scandal, was never such a hapless laughingstock.) Huma, it seemed, should be doing what Hillary was never able to.

I have a confession. I have a penis. I have had one all my life. Yeah, I know, I was shocked too when I first learned about it.

Me and my penis are very close. You could say we’re inseparable, even though technically that’s not true. We have spent a lot of time playing together over the years. But those of you who don’t have a penis probably don’t realize how much trouble they can be. There is a very good reason they call a penis a “dick”.

More than once my penis has embarrassed me by showing up unannounced at inconvenient times. But thankfully he has never failed to show up when I needed him. (Okay, maybe a couple times when I was really drunk, but that’s it.)

The real problem with penii is that they aren’t very bright and are completely lacking in moral fiber. But at the same time they can be very persuasive. (Especially if you have been drinking.) You just can’t trust the little fuckers.

I am not a prude but I do love salacious gossip. While I can honestly say I never cheated on one of my wives I cannot say I was never unfaithful to a girlfriend. But just because I have done something doesn’t mean I think it was okay to do. Guilt, shame and regret are old friends of mine.

I can tell you from personal experience that it is possible to love and respect your wife and still feel a strong desire to have wild, sweaty pig-sex with another woman. There are some men that cheat and there are some men that are cheating dogs. I also know what it’s like to fall out of love with someone.

It should not surprise anyone who, like me, came of age in the Sixties and Seventies that not all married couples are fanatical about monogamy. Some people see monogamy as essential. Others see it as an option. Some see it as an obstacle to happiness.

I never wanted to know the intimate details of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s private lives but it is pretty well established that Bill has not been 100% completely monogamous during their marriage. We knew he was a horndog when we first elected him.

Having watched the Clintons over the past 20+ years I can say with confidence that they both feel affection for each other. Theirs is not a loveless marriage of political convenience. I have never once seen Hillary as a powerless victim. She is a big girl and she makes her own choices.

I find it difficult to believe that Hillary would be totally unaware of Bill’s proclivities and activities. And yet she has stayed with him. That indicates to me that either she does not care very much about it or that he has her consent if not her approval. It’s not cheating if you have permission.

If true that sure would explain a lot. Hillary would certainly not be the first wife who was happy to delegate the sexual aspects of marriage to one or more other women. Personally, it never made sense to me for a woman who refuses to have sex with her husband to expect him to remain celibate.

On the other hand, character matters. But then again so does timing. If you learn about a candidate’s affair before an election it might change how you vote. But if you find out about it after he is in office that in and of itself is not grounds for resignation, recall or impeachment.

By the time the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke into the headlines Bill was already in his second and final term in office. The way it was revealed (via Ken Starr, Linda Tripp and the Paula Jones lawyers) made it clear that it was politically motivated. Monica Lewinsky had nothing to do with the Paula Jones lawsuit or Whitewater.

If the scandal had exploded during Bill’s first term he might not have been reelected. Or maybe he would have been reelected anyway. We’ll never know.

I do not know much about Anthony and Huma. Frankly I don’t want to know. I don’t know how their relationship compares to Bill and Hillary’s. But I do know that Anthony Weiner pales in comparison to Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton had an affair with a woman less than half his age. By all accounts it was consensual and she was an eager participant. But for Bill’s political enemies the story would have remained secret.

Anthony was sending pictures of his Weiner to strange women, at least one of whom was under age. He accidentally posted one to his main Twitter account where it was seen by Andrew Brietbart who publicized it.

Weiner initially denied posting the picture and claimed his Twitter account had been hacked, insinuating that Andrew Breitbart was involved. Weiner paid a private detective $40,000 to prove he was framed, then after several days he confessed that he lied and admitted he really did send the picture. But even after he confessed and “worked things out” with Huma he was still doing it.

I don’t know about you but I find Weiner to be kinda creepy. I would not vote for him. I thought he should resign from Congress because he was hurting the Democratic party. Originally he did resign, but had he stayed in office it would have been up to his constituents whether to reelect him.

As of this moment he remains a candidate for mayor of NYC. If the voters want him they can have him. On the other hand I think he will soon realize that his position is untenable and drop out.

What Huma does is up to her. But she does have options. So does Hillary. I’ll save my concern for women who aren’t so lucky.

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79 Responses to Hillary, Huma and Horndog Husbands

  1. driguana says:

    Not happy about all of the bad press for penis people lately!

    • Lulu says:

      It is not about the penis but the whacked out brains of some people. The campaign woman who went nuts for the TPM writer is just as awful as Weiner but in a slightly different way. It is not even about misogyny. It is overwhelming elitism that whatever they want and do is acceptable as long as they can gratify their compulsions, climb the ladder of ambition, and get their way and to hell with everyone else. They think the rules are different for them. They aren’t and they need to go away and learn some humility. They are hateful, dangerous children and no one has to put up with them. Are there any adults in NYC? I don’t see any.

      • Constance says:

        I think it is certainly clear that NYC does not have the same culture or values that I see in the Pacific Northwest. I also wonder if there are any adults in NYC and I think the garbage that is on Cable TV is explained by the type of people who live in NYC where the Media Cartel is headquartered.

    • Constance says:

      Dudes! You bring it on yourselves. But we still mostly love you, which doesn’t mean we would vote for you.

  2. yttik says:

    Here’s a dirty little secret about sexual harassment and women. You simply cannot sexually harass the willing. Women do not revoke consent with higher ranking males. That’s why so many women, myself included, were willing to completely over look Bill Clinton’s behavior. If Anthony Weiner looked like George Clooney, we wouldn’t even be having this discussion.

    Our confusion about Weiner stems from not being able to quite figure out where he ranks on the sexual ladder. His sexting partner revealed the truth when she said, “but I like his legislation!” She has since revoked consent, so now he’s back to being a sleezy pervert. The whole country is as confused as she is, partly because we can’t quite figure out Weiner’s rank. If his sexual status is high, he’s done nothing wrong. If his sexual status is low, he’s a perv.

    • votermom says:

      If Anthony Weiner looked like George Clooney, we wouldn’t even be having this discussion.

      Ok, let’s say Clooney was running for mayor, and then was discovered tweeting his privates to young girls.
      You think people wouldn’t find that creepy?

      • gxm17 says:

        I agree with votermom. The only reason Bill Clinton’s behavior didn’t bother me is because I wasn’t married to him. He engaged in consensual sex with adult women. That’s his (and Hillary’s) business, not mine.

        I think it’s the exhibitionist aspect of Weiner’s “infidelity” that people find creepy. And also that, apparently, underage women were involved. The sexting thing is modern-day flashing and conjures up images of some sleazebag in a raincoat.

        • They weren’t underage women, though. They were similar in age to Monica Lewinsky. I do agree about the flasher aspect of it. I think people know more about sex addiction in the age of internet porn, too, and that’s also a creep factor.

          Clinton’s peccadilloes were just mentioned on the surface, thanks to a compliant press during his first campaign. We didn’t get the full-on creep factor until the Lewinsky scandal, and it nearly brought him down. Americans are aware of power-relationships and sexual exploitation, which is what Clinton did with Lewinsky, and Weiner has done with his coeds. Many of us don’t like it, even if the women themselves are too gullible at the time to realize how they are being exploited. That doesn’t excuse it, and it is creepy and abusive.

        • gxm17 says:

          There are rumors that one of the young women Weiner was texting was only 17, which (if true) IMO is quite inappropriate. The young women in their twenties are adults and what they do in their private lives is their own business. As long as the activities are consensual, IMO, it’s not exploitation.

          My husband is a musician and he once played a Republican fundraiser. He said he’d never seen so many groupies in his life. Apparently, some women are very turned on by political power and they are not reluctant to show it.

      • yttik says:

        Some people would still find a Clooney perv creepy, but my former party and the feminists who belong to them would dismiss the complaint and hardly even notice the hypocrisy. If a Republican or a Joe Blow did the same thing, they would freak out.

        “The only reason Bill Clinton’s behavior didn’t bother me is because I wasn’t married to him.”

        I used to say that, too. And it may still be quite true for you so don’t be offended, but for me it was kind of a lie. I dismissed Clinton’s behavior because he is a darn handsome and has a lot of charisma.

    • Constance says:

      I think Weiner’s behavior is reckless and compulsive and so I wouldn’t vote for him.

  3. Anthony says:

    Weiner-Danger’s staff is getting out of control

    • If I was on the fence–and I wouldn’t be because I am a sane person–this would be the deciding factor for me. That’s how how runs his campaign, and it’s how he would run his office of he won. Is that what New Yorkers want? A guy who perpetrates that kind of mentality in his everyday affairs? I certainly hope not.

      • Anthony says:

        New Yorkers certainly don’t want that, at least not myself or my neighbors or the hundreds of people I’ve heard in the neighborhood laughing at this horse’s ass.

        To be sure, I will eat those words if he wins the nomination, but I seriously doubt that will come to pass. He’s a typical DC politician with narcissistic personality disorder (and a teeny tiny penis, which may have more to do with this than we realize. Bet he owns a little red sports car, too…)

  4. yttik says:

    I wish I could be as gracefully honest as Klown has always been with us, but it simply doesn’t come naturally to me.

    Another dirty little secret, a woman’s rational brain will tell us that it is always morally wrong for a married man to sext other women, but another part of us knows that’s a lie. What we define as moral/immoral is based far more on a man’s sexual rank then on his actions.

    If Weiner were simply Joe Blow off the street, we’d be shrieking bloody murder. It’s a terribly unfair thing that we do to men. We label the lower ranking men pervs, while completely ignoring the exact same behavior in higher ranking men.

    I think I can no longer be an indignant feminist. It appears that I have fallen down yet another rabbit hole.

    • Constance says:

      Men treat other males who they consider lower rank poorly also and men fight among themselves for power (defined as ability to screw more women and have the most toys) Men control the government, corporations, banks, media, religion. Men have created the mess we live in basically because left to their own devices it is all they can create. On their own men are not capable of acting with a higher ideal or motive in mind. They have shown this with centuries of documented behavior.

      • yttik says:

        “On their own men are not capable of acting with a higher ideal or motive in mind. They have shown this with centuries of documented behavior.”

        Yes, until recently, this is exactly what I believed, too.

        Yikes, I have now really fallen down the rabbit hole, because I completely retract that belief. Men may sometimes behave badly, but replacing them with women is not the solution. Women have worked to create this system where men are judged guilty or innocent, perv or not based on nothing but women’s feelings. Men may have ran a crappy system, but the matriarchy is going to suck even worse.

        • Constance says:

          I don’t think an all woman government would be the answer but I do think men and women should work together and that could be a better power structure. I have to say I have been disappointed with several of Washington’s women politicians.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      completely agree, Yttik 🙂

  5. votermom says:

    Someone on tv called Weiner a digital flasher. That’s exactly what he is. That’s why he’s creepy and pervy.

  6. helenk3 says:

    when you decide to run for office, your whole life is looked at. taking and sending pictures of your privates is not a normal thing to do. this may not make sense, but having sex with someone other than your spouse may not be the right thing to do, but it is a lot more normal than what weiner did and may still be doing. Part of being an officeholder is establishing trust with the voters. If your spouse can not trust you , why should a voter?

    • votermom says:

      I completely agree, Helen. People have always struggled with lust & infidelity (heck, lust is even one of the 7 deadly sins) but sending a picture of your privates to strangers is really in the sick & twisted category.
      What other weird acts are in Weiner’s bucket list?

    • Anthony says:

      Its also a matter of control. This asswipe got himself booted from Congress for doing this. The fact that he continues unapologetically is mind boggling. If he can’t control himself, why should anyone expect him to control anything else? (Like the city budget, etc.)

      Something I’ve noticed is that a lot of people are using Weiner-Danger to criticize New Yorkers. We didn’t ask him to run – he probably got a lot of signatures from his Queens constituents (and fudged what he didn’t have) to register as a candidate.

      If he wins the nomination, I will join the chorus criticizing my fellow citizens. Until then, people should just lay off with their sniping.

      • votermom says:

        I didn’t realize you’re in NYC.
        So, who is leading in the mayoral race at the moment, and who do you think will win?

        • Anthony says:

          Quinn is leading. I think she’ll most likely win, unless Lhota can get a lot of momentum

        • Anthony says:

          Was talking about the Mayoral election, not the primaries

        • helenk3 says:


          always will be a phillies fan. took my kid to a phillies -mets game a long time a go. they were so rude to the kids, I could never root for the mets.

      • helenk3 says:

        having worked in NYC and met some of the greatest people there, can I say I LOVE NY. except for the Yankees

      • Constance says:

        People don’t like NYC for many reasons and one reason is they dominate media. You would not like my part of the country if every time you turned on the TV you got the Seattle perspective on life on 100 channels that you don’t want but were shoved into your home when you tried to get clear reception on local news and PBS channels. I really don’t need the NYC news, I don’t think NYC is the “most important” city as I hear over and over and I haven’t liked the arrogance of NYC people who have arrogantly addressed me in my own city. the Weiner thing just confirms my already formed opinion. But you seem nice enough so there are a few normal people in NYC.

        • Anthony says:

          Im sure you have many valid reasons to dislike NYC. I have many of my own reasons to dislike people from other areas who believe they know all there is to know about us Manhattanites. I’ve found that even people from Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and other boroughs to be out of line when visiting Manhattan.

          Often, its the tourists visiting from other states who are the most offensive, because they think they can get away with being rude and obnoxious when they visit. Believe it or not, the European tourists are far more gracious than the Americans.

          I’ve never been to Seattle, but I am very close with a cousin who lives there. I’ve had no reason to make a blanket judgement on Washingtonians simply because I just don’t believe in making blanket judgements. Although my cousin is one of the loveliest people I know, I’m sure there are assholes living right down the street from her.

        • Constance says:

          No Problem I don’t require your approval. I wish I could forget the New Yorkers who tapped me on the shoulder at a Sunday matinee performance of Nutcracker which has about 25 childrens parts and told me with an arrogant sneer “in New York we don’t have children dancing in the isle during the finale of the ballet” I told them that was “too bad, good thing we are in Seattle”. But don’t get me started….

        • Anthony says:

          LOL! I wish I could have been there to see that, Constance. Obviously, they just didn’t understand Seattle manners.

          To be fair, they may have been trying to help. In NY, we think its disrespectful to the performers and rude to other attendees when someone is making a ruckus during a performance. I’ve seen management ask audience members to leave the theater for doing that.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Remember the AP going dumpster diving to get dirt on Sarah Palin? If only they dove as deep on Dem candidates.

  7. lyn says:

    Whatever happened to shame? The self-esteem industry created a bunch of sociopaths.

  8. helenk3 says:


    interview with weiner.
    he really does not get it. he does not think the digital flashing in important in an election

  9. helenk3 says:


    those that he sent pictures of his privates to were not supposed to talk about it. it is all their fault that people now know he is a digital flasher

    • Lulu says:

      Soon he will be “Broke” “Filthy” Filner. I am glad the city council told him “get a clue” on the city paying his legal bills.

  10. votermom says:

    WTH Green bullets?
    The new plan must be to kill Al Qaeda with laughter.

  11. piper says:

    I need a laugh after my ‘other car’ sprung a leak and needs new tires.

    Scroll thru all of the pictures – hilarious rendition starting with Anthony and Huma

  12. helenk3 says:


    the democrats really do not like children.

    a baby is a punishment

    child care is a burden

    wonder if their parents felt the same way

  13. driguana says:

    Found this to be thought provoking.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Yep. But thank goodness he was ab;e to find a beard and the rest of it was all swept under the rug years ago, otherwise we probably would never have been able to elect our first..

    • Lizzy says:

      Good article; it seems that anything about the economy from Obama is massaged-lies-incomplete information. Nothing you could use to make a decision or good plan.

  14. 49erDweet says:

    When the man on the street knows things are really bad and the media pretends they aren’t – can civil discord be very far behind?

  15. votermom says:

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