Clintons reported turning on Weiner
Anthony and Huma appear to have antagonized Bill and Hillary by implying a comparison of their sex scandals. Fred Dicker, a veteran political writer at the New York Post has an exclusive story making this case.
Bill and Hillary Clinton are angry with efforts by mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner and his campaign to compare his Internet sexcapades - and his wife Huma Abedin's incredible forgiveness - to the Clintons' notorious White House saga, The Post has learned.
"The Clintons are upset with the comparisons that the Weiners seem to be encouraging - that Huma is 'standing by her man' the way Hillary did with Bill, which is not what she in fact did,'' said a top state Democrat. (snip)
"The Clintons are pissed off that Weiner's campaign is saying that Huma is just like Hillary,'' said the source. "How dare they compare Huma with Hillary? Hillary was the first lady. Hillary was a senator. She was secretary of state."
How dare they compare a mere mortal with her glorious personage!
Of course, the underlying problem is that if Hillary runs for president in 2016, she doesn't want people remembering her stand-by-your-man performance way back when, and Bill is not anxious to have poeple comparing sexting versus cigar sex with a young intern. (Among other topics the Clintons don't want people thinking about, including especially Benghazi.)
If the Clintons activate their vast web of contacts to pressure Weiner, he is toast. Up until the second sexting scandal, the Clinton machine smoothed the way for Huma and putative hubby, in what Weiner reportedly told Sydney Leathers was a sham marriage. That cushy arrangement where Huma got a consulting six figure contract from the State Department while at home with her new baby, the simultaneous and much larger consulting contract from a big money outfit, the access to a 3 million dollar apartment in Manhattan - why a cornucopia of good things happen when the Clintons are promoting you!
But what if they really turn on you?
Not an attractive prospect. If Fred Dicker is right - and he has been often correct in the past - Weiner is a dead candidate walking.