Thursday night was the 6th Republican Presidential Debate. I couldn’t watch it because I was working, but while doing some preliminary reading about it, I did notice that Vanity Fair did a piece on a political Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum recently. No, not currently preggers Chelsea Clinton, but her mom Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide, Huma Abedin.
In his piece writer William Cohan asks whether Abedin, who is married to former New York rep Anthony Weiner, will be an asset or hindrance to the former Secretary of State’s campaign to become the next president of the United States.
Cohan explores how Abedin is so good at her job that she is indispensable and was able to survive the scandal of her husband being disgraced after revelation about inappropriate social media exchanges with young women. She is the ultimate DC VIP. I’m not sure Hillary could walk out the door without Huma,” Cohan quotes Clinton adviser Mandy Grunwald, who told Vogue’s Rebecca Johnson eight years ago that Abedin is “a little like Radar on MASH. If the air-conditioning is too cold, Huma is there with the shawl. She’s always thinking three steps ahead of Hillary.”
It was an interesting piece that you can read HERE if you want to learn more.
I’m just using the opportunity to revisit the statuesque and very fashionable Washington insider for the sole purpose of showcasing again that fab spread Vogue did on her back in 2007 before giving birth to her first and only child, a son, 4-years ago. Remember this:
If Clinton does in fact win, Abedin may also survive the extra scrutiny that comes with being the right hand to a party nominee. (She had to testify in the Benghazi hearings last fall and was previously accused as having ties to the controversial Muslim Brotherhood).
She’s set to become the second most important woman in the world. She would be like Valerie Jarrett to President Barack Obama.Anyway, fashion-wise, we expect her to bring it. We’re here for it. All of it!
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