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Maybe Dana Milbank Ought to Start Reading the Washington Post


As I noted earlier, Dana Milbank’s Washington Post column today belittles Huma Abedin’s job at the State Department, as if she were merely Secretary Clinton’s lady’s maid, just “helping the boss with suits and handbags and logistics.” A friend alerts me, however, that Milbank’s newspaper doesn’t quite see it that way. As the Post reported last year in a flattering profile of Ms. Abedin, she is “one of the few Clintonites to remain an insider from the [Clinton] White House to the State Department.” The Post added, “While her official title is deputy chief of staff, Abedin is personally close to Clinton, an ever-present assistant and gatekeeper. She oversees planning and scheduling and advises on politics and policy, especially the Middle East.”