Saturday, 3 August 2013

Huma Abedin and Clinton School of Forgiveness

***Abedin and
      Clinton School of Forgiveness***

With the recent fashion of leaking secrets / reports / commission, the newest on board is "Huma Abedin's" - and revelations of her husband’s illicit scandals- a former Republican Anthony Weiner — including the latest, which went public (photos and text messages sent online to women - got leaked) this week on Twitter!

“Our marriage, like many others, has had its ups and its downs,” she said, in what The New York Post reported was her first speaking engagement at a press conference. “It took a lot of work and a whole lot of therapy to get to a place where I could forgive Weiner.”

Abedin began working as an intern for the White House in 1996 and was assigned to Hillary Clinton. She later worked for Clinton as traveling chief of staff and "body woman" for Clinton during Clinton's 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination campaign and subsequently served under in the State Department. “Abedin is like daughter to me” said Hillary Clinton. One can easily deduce the amount of massive moral support she would have gotten from Clinton in all aspects of her life – and now has the spirit to follow her in forgiving her husband too.

In June 2011, Huma Abedin (while she was expecting her 1st child) became the subject of widespread media attention amid her husband's Twitter photo scandals. In the press conference where he admitted the online conversations with women, Weiner said he had revealed his online relationships to his wife before their marriage. Regarding the new revelations, Weiner said, "She was very unhappy, she was very disappointed, and she told me as much. And she also told me that she loved me and we're going to get through this." 

Political media strategist Adam Weiss said the speech reminded of the days when former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, occupied the White House — when the president’s illicit scandals went public and Hillary Clinton came out in public to support her husband and "stand by her Clinton man.” This was the time when "Lewinskygate" scandal appeared: when the tape conversations were leaked by Defense Department, co-worker Linda Tripp - who secretly recorded telephone conversations of Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton.]

When Tripp discovered in January 1998 that Lewinsky had signed an affidavit in the Paula Jones case denying a relationship with Clinton, she delivered the tapes to Kenneth Star, the Independent Counsel, who was investigating Clinton on other matters.

At such crucial time, when Hillary Clinton can stand by her man and protect him for political mileage, then Huma Abedin can be said to follow, “Like mother, like daughter” and “to forgive and move forward” for the sake of family is the most workable strategy. One can hear whispers of their heart and broken tears of Clinton and Abedin, but life is a boat – where nothing stops and one has to row for the shore: and for them their shore is “White House!”

Huma Abedin, likewise - wants her husband to contest the next NYC Mayor elections as she would get full mileage race along with him! “I love him, I believe on him, I forgive him” said, Huma Abedin at a recent press conference from their NYC electoral office.

“They both are that power hungry to accept the absolute disgracefulness of serial cheating from their husbands,” said Adam Weiss, in The New York Post.

 Huma Abedin comes from the Clinton school of forgiveness — "power is more important than dignity.” Whatever the motives behind - Huma Abedin's press conference to forgive her husband Weiner and publicly acclaim the issue, one should salute her for the courage to stand on her feet and speak for preserving the marital bond for the sake of their son - Jordan Zain Weiner (born in Dec 2011).

She must be on equal symbol of courage that took Malala Yousuf Zai to stand up in The UN Youth Assembly for the "One book, one pen” strategy to educate females!  Huma Abedin must also be praised for "One woman, one family" strategy to lead a peaceful life and that men should honor their marital bond - rather than hiking in the woods with other ladies on the board!

By: Kanwal Abidi
       Karachi (Pakistan)