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Hillary Won’t Testify Because Of A ‘Concussion’

From Foreign Policy Magazine:

Clinton won’t testify on Benghazi due to illness

By Josh Rogin | December 15, 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won’t testify to Congress next week on Benghazi, after fainting and suffering a concussion Saturday and due to her ongoing stomach ailment.

What a perfect excuse. Any attempt now by the Republicans to question her will be seen as part of their endless ‘War on Women.’

This frail little old woman needs rest. Don’t you old, white male Republicans have hearts? You can’t expect her to be held to the same standards as a man.

"While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines said in a statement.

She suffered a concussion simply from falling over? That is highly unusual. Anyway, will she send a note from her doctors? We can safely assume, given her age, that Mrs. Clinton went to the hospital.

Indeed, anyone who hits their head and has a concussion should have a Cat-Scan within two days, as Liam Neesom can attest to. (His wife, Natasha Richardson died from internal bleeding on the brain after a concussion.)

When President Bush choked on a pretzel during a football game we were given every detail. So why can’t we hear about how and where Hillary fell and how she was treated?

"She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office soon." …

So Hillary knew back on Saturday that she would be in no condition to testify on Thursday, five days later?

Deputy Secretaries of State Bill Burns and Tom Nides will both testify in Clinton’s place, according to the office of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA).

"Secretary Clinton’s team contacted Senator Kerry this morning to inform them of the Secretary’s concussion. 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," said Kerry spokeswoman Jodi Seth in a statement…

Senator Kerry insisted that she not testify? Isn’t that convenient? A cynical person might even say ‘the fix is in.’ …

Still, let’s hope this concussion does not affect Mrs. Clinton’s ability to recall events, if she ever does get around to testifying.

Hillary Clinton dodges sniper fire in Bosnia – raw footage – YouTube

But, then again, her memory has always been problematic. (E.g., arranging peace in Northern Ireland, the FBI files, the missing Rose law firm records, cattle-gate.)

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, December 17th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Hillary Won’t Testify Because Of A ‘Concussion’”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Must Protect 2012 Run. Must Protect 2012 Run. Must Protect 2012 Run. Must Protect 2012 Run. Must Protect 2012 Run. Must Protect 2012 Run. Must Protect 2012 Run. Must Protect 2012 Run. Must Protect 2012 Run. Must Protect 2012 Run. Must Protect 2012 Run …

    … that’s Bill with a juju voodoo priestess kneeling over chicken bones and a bowl of blood on the $200/yd carpet in the aisle of one of our government’s Gulfstream Vs.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    Geez, no wonder they’re scared. That’s supposed to be 2016

  3. Chrispbass says:


  4. canary says:

    Good eye, Steve. “We can safely assume, given her age, that Mrs. Clinton went to the hospital”

    Aside she would need to go to hospital for x-ray and close monitoring she would have needed an IV not only for the “dehydration”, aside “due to her ongoing stomach ailment” concussions usually
    produce nausea and vomiting.

    And just a note, but a common symptom is confused and disoriented.

    heh heh. If she is confused and delusional to not go to the hospital, Bill may be taking advantage of this. Such scary people the Clinton’s. And where is Chelsea running to be at her side?

  5. captstubby says:

    won’t testify to Congress next week , after the dog ate her homework.

  6. snix says:

    What a perfect photo!

    Can’t breathe! LMAO!

  7. JohnMG says:

    Maybe when she fell she bumped her head on the gin bottle she was quaffing–arguably making the case for Jello-shots in the future.

    Or it could have been the flu……….the “brown-bottle” flu. Thus her reluctance to go to the hospital where blood work would have included a blood-alcohol-level test.

    What infuriates me the most is that the Dems offer such ludicrous excuses, knowing you won’t and not expecting you to believe them, laughing in your face while poking you in the eye. These are nothing more than taunts.

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