Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has suffered a concussion after a fainting fit Saturday morning and is now recovering at home, officials said today. (Snip) ´Senator Kerry was relieved to hear that the Secretary is on the mend, but he insisted that given her condition, she could not and should not appear on Thursday as previously planned, and that the nation´s best interests are served by the report and hearings proceeding as scheduled with senior officials appearing in her place.´
Comments: [This article appears in the Daily Mail, UK]
Scandal and cover-up has followed this witch for decades. Providing testimonty to congress is part of her job description. If she cannot fulfill the duties of her office she needs to step down until such time that she can.
Seems to me she is taking a page from the Janet Reno playbook who also played this card when she was supposed to testify regarding Waco or one of the other criminal debacles during the Clinton years.
This woman (Madam Hillary) is a disgrace, transparent phoney and embarassment to our nation - as is her boss Barry and her old man Bill.
It seems to me that I remember another person, GHW Bush, vomiting at a State dinner and then keeling over. It has nothing to do with age people. My daughter is an RN and she tells me that these bugs can hit older persons very badly. And given this country´s dependence on antibiotics that themselves can be harmful, these bugs are only going to get worse as time goes by.
I despise this woman´s unethical behaviour and all the evil she has helped to perpetuate against our country with every fiber of my heart and soul. But I can´t fault her here if she is really sick. If she is proved to be faking something to get out of testifying though, all bets are off.
She was probably running through enemy bullets, causing her to "faint" and get a "concussion" - concussions are notoriously diagnosed after a fall in which someone claims to have struck the head and claims nausea.
Let´s weigh this...... faint & concussion now, & know that most if not all of her adoring fans won´t give a fig in 2016. And know the Republicans have once again been out flanked. There are good, strong people out there, unfortunately they "ain´t" running the Republican party. Allen, Sarah, Herman, Newt, where are you?
Drudge´s photo choices of Hillary are deliciously devilish.
He strongly implies that she has a drink problem. If you Drudge, you know that he wouldn´t bother if it wasn´t true but a direct accusation would get the usual denials. And so he lets the quantity and frequency of incidents speak for themselves.
The prospect of "testifying under oath" can cause all manner of maladies in Clintons. No examination required. I made my diagnosis, without medical training,from 1,000 miles. Simply a staged sinking spell.
All right, let´s be scientific about this - has she been seen by a doctor? Remember a few years ago a young, healthy actress had a minor head injury while skiing & wasn´t treated. She died a day later. Since then, we are all aware that head injuries can be VERY serious. Now we are constantly told that Hillary is soooo smart. If she hasn´t seen a doctor, it seems she is gambling with her health. And while we are on the subject - about her HEAVY traveling schedule: have other SOS traveled this much - as in constantly? Where is her work product? What are the results of so much travel? Or is she just sight-seeing on the tax-payer dime & avoids going home to Bill. Maybe she´s afraid of what she might catch him doing while he´s home "alone."
Piaps has a track record of telling outrageous lies. She seems to have a make believe anecdote for every occasion. The most outrageous of which is, "I dodged machine gun fire on the tarmac in Bosnia. She told that whopper multiple times before journalist Cheryl Akkisson of CBS humiliated hillary with the truth of the matter. Piaps also tells big lies everytime she is up against political embarrassment or connection with a criminal matter. Recall her Whitewater testimony. Now here comes the concussion story. Any reasonable person knows she´s lying about the concussion so she can dodge testifying on Libya. The concussion prattle is piaps versIon of "my dog ate my homework." It is very disturbing that the corrupt press covers for this shameful woman on demand. The press must have lost all self respect.
As one who has been a student of this student of Alinsky and Marx, I´ll admit that this is probably a legitimate diagnosis. Even a casual observer would agree that she does have a well documented history of feinting.
How long has she been doing this sort of drama to get out of trouble? Go all the way back to White Water and Vince Foster scandals- this woman is a lying, thieving, witch and should be nowhere near public service.
The piaps is obviously lying in an attempt to run for cover. Her creepy old man pulled a similar stunt with a phony-baloney ankle injury.
Having said this, I completely concur with what Poster #7 is suggesting. When it starts to show -- and in hillary´s situation, it is, definitely -- the time is long passed where it can be hidden or swept under the rug. The piaps is now dealing with a serious elephant in the parlor, with no pun intended.
OTOH, this incident could be responsible for the revival of the entire US economy. Once the advantages of fainting are fully embraced, the "Fainting Couch" business will come roaring back with a vengeance. Happy days are just around the corner.
Fainting has ALWAYS been a scam, an attempt to buy time, curry sympathy and change the subject.
Oh my since when has intelligence been tied to body mirror images? Deplore her actions but don´t base mental capacity on mirror body images. Hillary is has declared she is too old to run and she probably knows best. How convienient that Viet. hero kerry is going to be the next best presidential candidate --he is so recycled. Does his elevation predict black will be non acceptable 2016?
If she did not go to hospital she is faking it. Republicans should demand medical records of incident. Kerry should be swift boated again-traitorous gigolo is not a resume for SOS. Kakistocracy and kleptocracy on full display.
I do not believe we are being told the truth. As the top official in the U>S> State Dept, had she truly fell and hit her head hard enough to cause a concussion, she would have been taken to a hospital for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Who diagnosed the concussion and why was Mrs Clinton not put under observation to preclude a worse injury. You readers figure it out for yourselves. Just a hint, it never happened the way the media reported. Who incurs a concussion and is NOT taken for further treatment to insure nothing else occurred.
When you deal with facts, coincidences are a non starter, until they are proven otherwise.
This is too much of a coincidence that has not been proven to be a coincidence, so until then it is prudent to think that Hillary Clinton is hiding out from the Congressional Committee that is looking into the Benghazi.
There is no news about what medical attention Hillary Clinton received following her fainting spell and concussion, or that she was in hospital.
The facts concerning the Benghazi attack must be pretty bad, and thus Clinton cannot politically allow herself to have anything to do publicly with what is probably gross incompetence by higher ups in Washington, D.C.
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