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20 July 2012

Huma You Trying to Kid?

Michelle Bachmann is in big trouble - this time for going after Hillary Clinton's longtime deputy, the Muslim woman named Huma Abedin.

I don't know much about Huma, other than the tabloid stuff. She's married to the weirdo-Jewish-ex-congressman Anthony Weiner and has long been rumored to be Hillary Clinton's lover.

Bachmann sent a letter (or something) expressing concern about possible Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the State Department (a notion that sounds fairly preposterous at first blush), and in particular points towards Huma. And of course the lovely Michelle does not always inspire much confidence in her grasp of the material she discusses:)

Bachmann's thinking apparently runs something like this: Our State Department over the last year oversaw the destabilization of the friendly Mubarak regime followed by the election of a Muslim Brotherhood president in Egypt. Meanwhile, several of Huma Abedin's family members are connected with the Brotherhood. So Bachmann seems to think, "Hey, wouldn't this be worth looking into?"

I have to admit that the first I heard about this was via John McCain's fevered denunciation of Bachmann and stalwart defense of Huma, which makes me immediately suspect that Bachmann's crazy idea may not be so far-fetched after all, since John McCain is about as consistently wrong on foreign policy as anyone can be.

Meanwhile, Ed Rollins, Bachmann's former campaign manager, has taken the gloves off as well.
Shame on you, Michele! You should stand on the floor of the House and apologize to Huma Abedin and to Secretary Clinton and to the millions of hard working,loyal, Muslim Americans for your wild and unsubstantiated charges. As a devoted Christian, you need to ask forgiveness for this grievous lack of judgment and reckless behavior.
Wow! That's some condemnation! It's hard to imagine that Rollins can even imagine a more heinous crime that might inspire him to greater censure.

This is one of those controversies where the only thing actually discussed is the righteous indignation of the outraged - it's pretty hard to find anything much about what spurred it, except of course from the point of view of the outraged, so unspeakable is the offense.

So to repeat, I don't know much about this Huma Abedin, but I suspect neither do any of those so eager to jump up and defend her. Bachmann might be a little out of line here - but only a little. Those condemning her, on the other hand, are completely off the rails.

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