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Rep. Anthony Weiner To Wed Clinton Aide Huma Abedin

Jewish Weiner to marry Clinton's Muslim "body woman."

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    Rep. Anthony Weiner To Wed Clinton Aide Huma Abedin
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    Huma Abedin (an aide to Hillary Clinton) and Rep. Anthony Weiner

    Scratch Rep. Anthony Weiner's name from the list of Washington's eligible bachelors.

    One of the the Big Apple and the Beltways most swinging singles and a tireless advocate for models, Congressman Weiner's gonna get hitched to Hillary Clinton's "body woman."

    A spokeswoman for the Democrat said yesterday that he is engaged to Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The spokeswoman said the 44-year-old Weiner proposed to Abedin on May 23. No wedding date has been set and there's no word on how a ceremony for Abedin, a Muslim, and Weiner, who is Jewish, would work.

    "I think it's wonderful," the pol's mother, Fran, told the Daily News. "She's lovely. What more can I say?"


    An intern in the office of the First Lady in 1996,  Abedin, who was born in Michigan but raised in Saudi Arabia, became an indispensable aide to Clinton, globe-trotting with the Senator as her traveling chief of staff and was regarded as her "right-hand woman" and "body woman" last year on the presidential campaign trail.
     
    In a 2007 profile of Abedin in theNew York Observer, Weiner offered a bit of a clue of his feelings for her, gushing about her ability to perform under pressure.

    “This notion that Senator Clinton is a cool customer -- I mean, I don’t dispute it, but the coolest customer in that whole operation is Huma,” Weiner said