Even Weiner’s sexting partner Sydney Leathers said of the Weiner-Abedin union: “It almost feels to me like it’s more of an arrangement, or a business relationship, than a marriage.” She said she thought Abedin stuck with Weiner “for the power, for the fame, for the stature.
Maybe so. And she also may be staying in it because Weiner’s indiscretions just don’t matter to her that much – not necessarily because they have a sham marriage, but because Abedin is approaching the marriage from an Islamic perspective.”
(BTW, Alinsky stole that theory about ridicule from Mark Twain. And for once, even Twain was wrong. After all, Hitler after he came to power was mocked relentlessly in Britain and America as a silly histrionic little man with a funny moustache, and I notice WWII still happened. )