Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

The conscience of a conservative

The conscience of a conservative

In conservative fantasy land, a.k.a. the New York Post:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was set to face a grilling from Congress this week over the terrorist attacks in Benghazi when she started channeling the late poet Shel Silverstein.

“I have the measles and the mumps / A gash, a rash and purple bumps,” said Clinton, in effect, informing the House and Senate (with regrets!) that she was suffering too many maladies to testify as expected about the Sept. 11 attack in Libya.

Here's more:

Back to Concussiongate: the State Department released a statement saying that "while suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," and Treacher is not alone in not buying that. Former United Nations Ambassador and Fox News commentator John Bolton insinuated Monday night on Fox News's On the Record with Greta Van Susteren that Clinton's concussion was dubious, because he knows how to play sick. He said:

You know, every foreign service officer in every foreign ministry in the world knows the phrase I am about to use. When you don't want to go to a meeting or conference, or an event, you have a 'diplomatic illness,' ... And this is a diplomatic illness to beat the band.

Now, back to the reality-based world:

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was hospitalized on Sunday with a blood clot stemming from a concussion she suffered earlier this month, a State Department spokesman said.

Mrs. Clinton, who had canceled most of her public events in recent weeks because of the concussion, was at a follow-up examination on Sunday when doctors discovered the blood clot, according to Philippe Reines, her longtime spokesman.

“She is being treated with anticoagulants and is at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital so that they can monitor the medication over the next 48 hours,” Mr. Reines said in a statement.

I hope Hillary Clinton gets well soon -- America needs her, probably in 2016. Meanwhile, there's a lot of people out there who should be ashamed of themselves. But they're probably not.

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