December 15, 2012

After skipping a trip due to a stomach virus, Hillary Clinton faints and has a concussion.

And guess what?
Congressional aides do not expect her to testify as scheduled at congressional hearings on Thursday into the Sept. 11 attack against a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador.
I'm sorry if she's really sick and that she hurt herself, but I do not accept her weaseling out of the Benghazi hearings.

ADDED: As several commenters have noted, these physical ailments, used as excuses for stepping up to duty, are damaging to her image as a potential presidential candidate. Will she be up for the 3 a.m. phone call? I can only think of 2 reasons why her people would let us hear this story that she fainted, addled her pate, and can't face up to Congress on Benghazi: 1. She's not going to run for President, or 2. What she would have to say about Benghazi is more damaging than this effort to avoid testifying.

139 comments:

bagoh20 said...

I blame a swelling head cause by the media sycophants lately.

AllenS said...

Here's someone else that I don't believe a fucking thing that they say. Was she drunk?

30yearProf said...

She's trying for an Academy Award.

Shouting Thomas said...

The NBA now fines players for flopping!

We can't do the same in politics?

SteveR said...

Can.. kick.. road

AllenS said...

Man, check out the picture of her from AP Photo/Matt Rourke.

Shouting Thomas said...

I like the story. A fall and concussion sounds about right for an old fart like Hillary.

PMS would be a hard sell. How about the vapours?

Bob Ellison said...

I heard Chris Christie fell on her.

McTriumph said...

Her last name is Clinton.

rhhardin said...

It's orchestrated for violin and concussion.

rhhardin said...

Hillary's football days are over.

Hagar said...

It is possible, but I would like to see her doctors' names published and available for interviews without handlers present.

Bob said...

I hope she didn't break a hip. Or a cankle.

Rusty said...

Hey! I worked for Jessie Jackson Jr.!

Coketown said...

Yeah, if I had to lie my ass off at a Congressional hearing, my stomach would be a bit dodgy, too.

And, really, if one is trying to rehabilitate the reputations of Obama's female appointees after Susan "Leave Her Alone Because She's a Woman and Delicate Daisy" Rice, the last way to do it would be to have your Secretary of State faint before her Big Day.

AEH said...

Didn't she get a free flu shot? You know those library posters where certain people are pictured reading to promote reading? We should have those for vaccines. I would like to see a poster of POTUS getting his tetanus shot.

Troubled Voter said...

Uhm, get a life. I strongly doubt you would go to work if you so dehyrated from vomiting you fainted, fell, and got a concussion. You're not sorry, you're a sniping conspiracy theorist.

Roger J. said...
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bandmeeting said...

Fine that you don't accept it but surely you expected it.

Bryan C said...

Oh, the poor dear. Rice falls apart when asked the simplest questions and then withdraws her name. Ms. Clinton can't pull herself together even for a few hours even to talk to Congress. It seems Democrat women just aren't up to the demands of politics and international diplomacy. So sad.

jr565 said...

I had a concussion when I was a kid. I took a day off and then went back to school. I think she can manage some testimony.

And, if not, can we not invalidate her run for presidency on the same grounds? Too weak to run for president. Yes,she has 4 years to recuparate, but the lady is obviously damaged goods.

jr565 said...

She's fallen... and she can't get up.

Sam L. said...

How...convenient.

Color me...cynical.

Roger J. said...

Ms Clinton is reprising the schtick that Janet Reno used during the Clinton Administration--Ms Reno was scheduled to testify, I think on Waco, when she caught the vapours and fainted--she avoided the hearings out of the legislative members deference to her fragile condition. (I am working from memory here, but I think I have the general story line right)

What a fucking farce--have Ms Clinton get a note from her Doctor, get her big ass up to the hill and testify. Fainting is not a long term disability unless, heaven forbid, she is seriously ill--in which case she should resign her portfolio forthwith.

Rusty said...

Troubled Voter said...
Uhm, get a life. I strongly doubt you would go to work if you so dehyrated from vomiting you fainted, fell, and got a concussion. You're not sorry, you're a sniping conspiracy theorist.

No. I'm not. And I'm not sorry or Jessie Jackson Jr. either.
She wanted the fuckin job.

fivewheels said...

You know, if I come down with the flu the day before I start a two-week vacation, I don't call in sick. It just looks too bad.

If I did, people would talk about it. And rightly so.

Troubled Voter said...

Yes, you would all go to work, much less testify before congress, after suffering a concussion. Why are you all commenting on lawprof blog and not forming a super hero society?

jacksonjay said...

The story says it happened last week! The AP is reporting this now, a week later? Oops, can't testify! Only a couple of days after Susie says count me out?

Anyone who doesn't see conspiracy in this is in denial!

roesch/voltaire said...

Oh really give the Tea Party Bell of alarm a rest. In case you have not noticed this is the flu seasons, many out sick, and sometimes a fall is just a fall. Given the passion of the right to learn about the fallen four, I am sure there will be other hearings.

Troubled Voter said...

Kinda sad when all you can go on is conspiracy theories lol

Bob Ellison said...

Troubled Voter, your comments are strange. Yes, some people do dust themselves off. I have had a concussion and gone back to work the next day; I've broken my jaw and gone back to work that afternoon. Probably many or most of the commenters here could tell similar stories.

Are you such a namby-pamby that you find that kind of fortitude implausible? Do you need some milk?

FleetUSA said...

How Convenient!

Sounds more like the old tricks of the Clinton's during Watergate, Vince Foster, etc.

bgates said...

One important advantage Mrs Clinton brings to the campaign is her empathy with the elderly and frail, earned through her health struggles of the last several years. "She knows what it's like to sit in a waiting room for hours, or endure weeks of delays before getting an appointment", notes journalist George Stephanopolous. Democrat strategists feel her experience will not only blunt Republican claims that routine medical delays are the fault of Obamacare, it will force Republicans on to the defensive as they have to acknowledge they haven't fixed the problem.

Incredibly, some Republicans have tried to use Mrs Clinton's age and poor health against her. "It's just appalling", fumed tv personality James Carville. "Here you have this nice old lady, can't get out of bed most mornings, just wants to do something good for America, and these old white men in Washington try to make her feel bad about it."


-from "A Third Clinton Term: As Spectacular As the Last Two?", Time magazine, Sept 15 2016

Troubled Voter said...

Nah I'm good on the milk but thanks! I'm just saying the lady has been on overdrive for years, and she has a stomach virus, has been vomiting, and hit her head when she fainted. My comments might seem strange bc they don't indulge in tinfoil hat conspiracy theories lol

Troubled Voter said...

If you all want to believe in conspiracy theories that's cool! It keeps things interesting and dramatic!

William said...

Hillary has walked away from larger and more aromatic steaming piles than BenGhazi. To think that this little bump in the road would cause her to crash is indeed wishful thinking.... It's good that we have now documented this concussion. When 2016 comes, she will claim the health of a triathalon finisher, but there's just too much risk of dementia or altzheimer's to allow her to hold any further public office.

AllenS said...

This might take her out of the running for POTUS.

AllenS said...

OK, how about this for a good conspiratory theory. Hillary came home and found Bill with another women, made a stink about it, and how could you do this to me when I have the flu, and Bill gave her an attitude adjustment.

It could happen.

Ann Althouse said...

"Uhm, get a life. I strongly doubt you would go to work if you so dehyrated from vomiting you fainted, fell, and got a concussion. You're not sorry, you're a sniping conspiracy theorist."

The hearings are on Thursday, 5 days from today, and quite aside from whether she can testify on Thursday, it looks like she's weaseling out of testifying altogether.

Ann Althouse said...

I don't care if her testimony is postponed. What I don't accept is her avoiding it entirely.

Dante said...

I'm sorry if she's really sick and that she hurt herself, but I do not accept her weaseling out of the Benghazi hearings.

Benghazi is what low character Bill Clinton gave you (press didn't bother to cover it), and God Obama got you.

There, I used "got." Am I now a trained seal? Probably you don't agree with this, but all these good looking lying Democrats along with the press with their tongue behind the balls of the Democrats is how this happened.

Forget about Waco. Forget about bombing a Sudanese pharmaceutical plant to get Monica off the front page. Yes, he lied, but let's show that picture of Hillary, Chelsea, and Bill walking toward the helicopter. Fast and Furious? What's that? NBP intimidating voters? What's that?

Compare that to Bush Jr. who didn't finish his military service.

Yes, we are all equal, but some of us are more equal than others.

Troubled Voter said...

She wouldn't have successfully weaseled out of it until she has left office without testifying. So the conspiracy theory you're positing is an ex ante condemnation of her failure to testify entirely. You're trolling yourself, and being disingenuously sympathetic.

R. Chatt said...

What, they can't do a video conference call or skype from her house? No broadband in Westchester County, NY? If she is well enough to work from home she certainly is well enough to testify from home. Not much of an excuse.

DADvocate said...

There goes her bid for president in 2016. Call her at 3:00AM, she'll faint and knock herself out.

Chip Ahoy said...

Sometimes your body actually is very faithfully cooperative that way. I do not doubt any of facts as stated and observed.

I had to really watch it. I never got sick. In order to call in sick and put on a good act, a bit of method acting was required. I'd get into the role first before calling, act achy, move slowly, be complainy, cast my voice back, go for some vocal fry, crackling, croaking, a good realistic suppressed cough, unpleasant pauses, that sort of thing, and damn if I didn't actually make myself sick for the entire rest of the day and there went the whole purpose of calling in sick to have an illicit day of fun.

But this one time I really did faint in public in front of people and created a scene and talk at the workplace to which I had to return. The first time I donated blood. We all drove to a nearby site in the Tech Center. I was so eager to do it too, so well chuffed. Didn't realize 6' 135 LBS is probably not a good idea to jump up off the table and go dashing off, woozy, hey there's a folding chair in the corner there, but there's a box on it, paper clips, pick up the box, whaaaaaaaa ... bang, nothing, dark, bink bright, people crowded hovering, paper clips all over the whole place.

Then I went back to work.
Youokay?Howyoufeeling?Youstillstanding?Thatwasquiteafall
?Everfaintbefore?Didyoufaint?Thatwassomething!Areyouemb
arrassed?Howdidyoucomebacktowork?Youstillworking?Havea
bump?Didn'tyouknowanybetterthantojumpup?You'reunderwe
ight.Youneedtogainweight.Youshouldh'tgiveblood.Sohaveyou
learnedyourlesson?Willyoustillgivebloodagain?Youreallyhityo
urhead and so on for the rest of the day.

Lydia said...

I suppose it's possible the lady could be crumbling in the face of the Benghazi investigation.

All those years of striving and conniving, and now this, which could be her undoing.

Kinda funny, though, when you consider what she said to Barbara Walters just a few days ago:

"I am, thankfully, knock on wood, not only healthy, but have incredible stamina and energy."

jacksonjay said...

As I recall, her first appointment to testify was canceled because of some important wine tasting in Australia! Now, a month later, a bump on the head will "prevent" her from testifying! AP reports this in the middle of the most horrifying story of the year!

As you recall, the Clintons pioneered the Friday document dump!

Didn't we start the week with lots of stories on the inevitability of Hillary in 2016? Newt, Carville, Nate the Wizard!

The prosecutor would call this "circumstantial evidence"!

Yeah, your probably right, nothing to it! Flu season! Teabaggers are crazy, right?

BaltoHvar said...

"I don't care if her testimony is postponed. What I don't accept is her avoiding it entirely."

Could be the first act in This Kabuki episode where the heroine reports ill, the becomes "quite" ill and must resign. All the while her testimony is postponed, then her appointment canceled because of poor health.

Could also be something serious, and this is the first public acknowledgment of said condition.

Just seems so timely, like the co-worker that DOES call in sick on their last day before a two-week vacation.

DADvocate said...

Why are you all commenting on lawprof blog and not forming a super hero society?

We are a super hero society, but you've yet to display any powers that would qualify you to be admitted and in on the secret handshake.

Ann Althouse said...

"She wouldn't have successfully weaseled out of it until she has left office without testifying. So the conspiracy theory you're positing is an ex ante condemnation of her failure to testify entirely. You're trolling yourself, and being disingenuously sympathetic."

No, I'm trying to have an effect on the situation, stirring up the opinion that it's not acceptable to back out. Condemning backing out after it happens isn't the best approach.

Cedarford said...

THis is the one the liberals and progressive jews of the influencer circles are pimping hard as the next President.
If Obama is yelling that Susan Rice must be left alone because she had nothing to do about Benghazi (except loyally lying about it to deflect it as an issue in a close election) - well by logic THE NEXT PRESIDENT, Hillary...must not be left alone because the buck stopped with her on so much of it.

Somehow, I don't think The First Female President!!! - is promoted that much by positioning her as the person who ducks questioning because her little tummy would be disturbed and she might faint under the stress.

The Influencers of course assume Benghazi will eventually be forgotten. They forget their fathers and mothers saw the public grab onto the mystery of a 2nd rate burglary 40 years ago and kept focused, wanting the mystery solved.

Ann Althouse said...

And your verb tenses are all screwy in a way that is indicative of insincerity/bullshit. Spruce it up.

Joe Schmoe said...

I'm surprised she's not claiming short-term amnesia. "I can't remember anything that happened after September 10th!"

Joe Schmoe said...

And lefties all laughed when Bush choked on a pretzel and passed out. If memory serves, that was within a year or two of 9/11/01, so he was definitely under a lot more stress than Miz Clinton is.

So yeah, I won't be lighting a candle of concern over Hill's spill.

whoresoftheinternet said...

LMAO.

This is the sort of excuse you hear in Communist and Nazi countries when inquiries are made.

Unsurprisingly, in Obama's Administration, they're floated.

Seig Heil, Mein Obama!

somefeller said...

No, I'm trying to have an effect on the situation, stirring up the opinion that it's not acceptable to back out. Condemning backing out after it happens isn't the best approach.

So in other words, you are engaging in some political activism in the manner in which you believe you will be most effective. Fair enough. But let's remember this example the next time you talk about cruel neutrality or how this blog isn't really a political one.

Joe Schmoe said...

Ann, are you really surprised Hillary's ducking the hearings? It seems to be a hallmark of this administration to ignore anything they don't like until it goes away. The institution that can bring the most pressure is the press, and they are only too happy to oblige in maintaining the veil of ignorance.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Probably a relapse from all the sniper bullets she stopped in Bosnia.

Valentine Smith said...

No flu shots for the SoS? My ass.

It's classic amphetamine fail. Speed yourself around the world to 112 countries in six weeks, not lose an ounce off endomorph hips and tree-trunk legs and you get dire fumes rising from an arid hyster (greek for uterus) then what you get is the old-fashioned "vapors."

Either that or all the dead bodies are finally getting to her.

creeley23 said...

We shall see. We're not quite a banana republic yet.

For all the hard work of the Obama administration and its media stooges to obfuscate Benghazi and those liberal hypocrites willing to provide further cover, Benghazi remains a powderkeg capable of blowing Obama sky high.

The game is not over, as evidenced by Rice's dropping out for SecState and now Hillary's convenient concussion.

I can see delaying Hillary's testimony, but no way she gets out of it.

pm317 said...

May be Obama does not want her testifying. So she is following her boss's orders. The way you all are talking about it without mentioning Obama's name is ridiculous.So what is it that Obama wants hidden?

machine said...

wow..bitter...bitter...and more bitter...

What a sad way...

creeley23 said...

Again, for those who wish to believe Benghazi is a complex matter which requires an investigation: No, it isn't. It's only a problem because Obama is stonewalling something.

The American ambassador and his defenders called for help over the course of several hours. The White House was monitoring the situation yet no help was sent -- not even a jet flew over to scare the attackers.

There is no excuse for this, and given the records kept for chain of command there is no mystery how it happened. It's just a matter of revealing the specifics. This Obama will not allow.

Obama knows what happened. He will not tell us. He pretends he is acting in good faith. Any American who accepts his behavior is complicit.

Impeach Obama.

somefeller said...

Impeach Obama.

And one more thing - WOLVERINES!

creeley23 said...

What a sad way...

machine sounds like Paul Reiser in Aliens trying to squirm out of his attempt to have alien embryos implanted in Newt and Ripley.

bagoh20 said...

While talk of such is ridiculously premature, I don't think this effects her ability to be elected President.

She is a protected class, a Democrat, and a warrior on the side of the poor in the class war. She will promise more freebies. No amount of failure, disability, mistakes, lies, scandal or broken promises can destroy the advantage that bestows with the modern electorate.

bagoh20 said...

When it comes to Presidential elections, half the country is deep in the throws of Stockholm Syndrome. Everyone knows the Dems love their hostages.

edutcher said...

She better keep clear of Fort Marcy Park, if she knows what's good for her.

And Roger is right about the vapors. Straight out of a Bugs Bunny cartoon, "Carry me, Daddy. I feel faint and cannot walk home".

AllenS said...

Here's someone else that I don't believe a fucking thing that they say. Was she drunk?

We've seen plenty of evidence she can hoist a few with the best of them.

somefeller said...

Impeach Obama.

And one more thing - WOLVERINES!


No, FORWARD.

That's where all the "brights" like Choom and the Hildabeast and some phony folksy want to lead us, right?

Troubled Voter said...

I apologize for any verb tense confusion--I was writing on my phone (at the doctor's office no less! I was getting a test for strep throat). I think the "best approach" would be the most factually honest one, one without hints at a conspiracy. The hints at conspiracy and faux-sympathy smacks of insincerity/bullshitting to me, much more than a future conditional verb tense error would. In any case, as I wrote previously, conspiracy theories are fun and non-partisan in their appeal -- there were plenty of them going around during the Bush administration. Hillary herself has been known to indulge in them.

Ann Althouse said...

"So in other words, you are engaging in some political activism in the manner in which you believe you will be most effective. Fair enough. But let's remember this example the next time you talk about cruel neutrality or how this blog isn't really a political one."

How is the interest in knowing what happened in Benghazi partisan? You made the translation of what I said into raw politics. Why did you do that? Did you even notice that you did that? Apparently not. That's what's so revealing. Look at yourself, man.

SteveR said...

#3 The media and the 51% who voted for Obama don't care about what the truth is in regards to Benghazi.

creeley23 said...

Troubled Voter: Stop bullshitting, yourself.

* Americans under attack asked for help.
* The White House heard and monitored the situation.
* No help whatsoever came.
* American died.

How could the military not send help? How can it be a mystery three months later? How could Obama not know what happened the day after, if not that night?

These are very straightforward questions and the answers are on record.

We don't know the answers because the Obama administration won't tell us. That's not a conspiracy theory.

harrogate said...

Look, a dying quail.

Eric said...

One important advantage Mrs Clinton brings to the campaign is her empathy with the elderly and frail, earned through her health struggles of the last several years. "She knows what it's like to sit in a waiting room for hours, or endure weeks of delays before getting an appointment", notes journalist George Stephanopolous.

What? Does anyone find the idea Hillary Clinton sits in waiting rooms for hour the slightest bit credible? When you're the first lady, or a Senator, or the Secretary of State the doctors come to you. If you need tests everything is set up beforehand and security clears out the other patients.

We no longer live in the kind of country where important people have to mix with the rest of us. This is just blatant lying.

somefeller said...

How is the interest in knowing what happened in Benghazi partisan? You made the translation of what I said into raw politics. Why did you do that? Did you even notice that you did that? Apparently not. That's what's so revealing. Look at yourself, man.

I'm well aware of my preferences. You're the one who said they were trying to stir things up to achieve a political end - making sure Hillary testifies. And yes, that is a political end in itself. And let's not play the "I just care about process and process is independent of politics" game. This isn't a roomful of OneLs here.

greenlantern said...

Here's my conspiracy theory:
Remember Martha Mitchell? This Obama crowd is far more corrupt than the Nixonites.

somefeller said...

Eric says: We no longer live in the kind of country where important people have to mix with the rest of us. This is just blatant lying.

Actually, I think it's blatant satire, as shown by the "from "A Third Clinton Term: As Spectacular As the Last Two?", Time magazine, Sept 15 2016" citation.

ricpic said...

Hillary's truly terrifying maniacal bray, er...laugh tells me that she ain't no ways tard and in fact is UP for the struggle.

DANEgerus said...

HELP, I’VE FALLEN AND I CAN’T TESTIFY ABOUT BENGHAZI!

Hillary needs a clapper... oh wait... they already tried to through Clapper under the bus.

Coldstream said...

Do you really think the media will hold this against her or even bring it up in 2016 if she chooses to run?

Or will it likely be swept under the rug and considered an "unfair thing to talk about her health after she's looked so well these past two years?"

The Home Inspector Lawyer said...

You misspelled "feint".

CBCD said...

I know what it means when Lindsay Lohan has a stomach virus and then suffers from dehydration.

CBCD said...

Harumph.

I know what it means when Lindsay Lohan is reported to have a stomach virus and then suffers from dehydration.

rhhardin said...

Limbaugh has a Hillary "I don't remember" montage from somewhere that will surely come up next week.

Rose Law firm or cattle futures or something.

Vince Foster probably had a concussion too.

EMD said...

So in other words, you are engaging in some political activism in the manner in which you believe you will be most effective. Fair enough. But let's remember this example the next time you talk about cruel neutrality or how this blog isn't really a political one.

You are assuming she wouldn't share the same position if Hillary were somehow a Republican.

Jake Diamond said...

I'm sorry if she's really sick and that she hurt herself, but I do not accept her weaseling out of the Benghazi hearings.

Now Althouse fancies herself a medical expert. Delusional!

No, I'm trying to have an effect on the situation

Delusional!

rhhardin said...

Imus recommends a fever for calling in sick.

Everybody is very respectful of fevers.

R.C. said...

A person with real intestinal fortitude would go ahead and do their duty to their country's business, even if they didn't feel quite up to it.

And if, in the process, they either vomited on a congressman or a Japanese ambassador, well, at least the congressman would probably have deserved it.

tiger said...

When she was before Congress because of Whitewater she called she 'couldn't recall/did not remember' close to 100 times.

She is a liar and thief but now realizes she couldn't get away with claiming she 'didn't remember' again.

What a POS.

Michael said...

Bad shit went down in Benghazi. Need to know only. Torture. Gun running. Spooks everywhere. We dont get to know.

Eric said...

Actually, I think it's blatant satire, as shown by the "from "A Third Clinton Term: As Spectacular As the Last Two?", Time magazine, Sept 15 2016" citation.

Hah! Missed that. But aside from that last line the quote was absolutely believable as something that former Clinton administration stooge would say.

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David said...

Hilary has the vapors?

I doubt it.

Remember, Hilary is a habitual liar and a cheat. That was made abundantly clear when Vince Foster's missing files showed up in the White House private quarters. She and Bill will both lie anytime they need to.

Their propensity to lin is not in the least debatable. Amazingly it gets totally forgotten as they sail through our nation's political life, leaving disasters in their wake.

Paul Hogue said...

Subpeona?

Paul Hogue said...
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Brad said...

Read the news story ....

Clinton fainted "last week" - which means at least a week ago - so she can't be expected to testify at a hearing 5 days from now.

So - what's going to happen to her testimony? Will we simply hold off and take her testimony at a later date?

Ummm .... No .....

"Senior State Department officials William Burns and Thomas Nides are to take Clinton's place at both hearings."

Now, concussions are nasty things and it's quite possible that Mrs. Clinton was so messed up that she's not going to be physically (meaning "in full possession of her mental faculties as well as physically able") by next Thursday.

But the story also says "She will continue to work from home in the week ahead and looks forward to returning to the office "soon," the (State Department's) statement said.

If she's able to "work from home" today, 5 days prior to the scheduled testimony, then her "mental faculties" are functioning now.

This is all about Hillary! not wanting to have to say anything on the record, under oath about Benghazi. It's one thing to ask her underlings "Why did the Secretary of State keep peddling the "protest" angle?" and quite another to ask HER what she thought she was doing.

Jake Diamond said...

I realize the Althouse lemmings don't believe in science and medicine, but some liberals and moderates follow medical advice:

"On the recommendation of doctors, Clinton will work from home in the coming week...

ironrailsironweights said...

I heard Chris Christie fell on her.

No, that would have been instant death.

Peter

Maguro said...

She could have amnesia. That happens a lot on the soap operas.

jdkchem said...

Here you have this nice old lady, can't get out of bed most mornings, just wants to do something good for America

If she's serious about doing something good she should just stay in bed.

Her "injury" report has me missing the NHL season.

jdkchem said...

How long until the dog eats her homework?

gadfly said...

All we need to know about Hillary Rodham is that she claimed authorship of "It Takes A Village," when she, in fact, she outsourced the writing of the "book."

Barbara Feinman was hired to ghost-write, with a stipulation that her name appear on the book as well as that of the First Lady but that did not happen. So when a reporter asked Feinman how much she had written, she said: "All I can say is they didn't pay me $120,000 to spell-check it."

Feinman was never paid her last $30,000.

Mick said...

Anything to protect the criminal Usurper. He must have pictures of every government officer screwin the pooch or somethin.

timb said...

It's nice to see professor Althaus can police the comments when someone disagrees with her, but not when her commenters are posting racial and homophobic slurs...

Ann, you are trolling pure and simple.

timb said...

It's nice to see professor Althaus can police the comments when someone disagrees with her, but not when her commenters are posting racial and homophobic slurs...

Ann, you are trolling pure and simple.

pm317 said...

Come on Ann and everyone. Instead of heaping scorn on Hillary and (that other commenter), why don't you ask what Obama did or is doing about Benghazi? Maybe he is preventing her from testifying. She at least said she accepted responsibility for security situation. She didn't want to do the Rice circuit on 5 talk shows lying. So what is Obama's culpability here? Why is he getting away with murder? Where does YOUR buck stop? Not with Obama?

NotquiteunBuckley said...

She can't remember.

Her brain, in a blender.

Jello. Jello. Jello.

She can't remember.

Her brain, in a blender.

Jello. Jello. Jello.

Per Limbaugh, Rush and white comedy expert Shanklin, Paul.

Dante said...

How is the interest in knowing what happened in Benghazi partisan?

Well, I hope you make a difference, I do.

But I doubt it will make a difference. Even with powerful senators on the case, getting the truth out of Benghazi is hard. The press simply doesn't care to let the plebes know.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"But Hillary herself, with her thin, spotty record, tangled psychological baggage, and maundering blowhard of a husband, is also a mighty big roll of the dice. She is a brittle, relentless manipulator with few stable core values who shuffles through useful personalities like a card shark (“Cue the tears!”). Forget all her little gold crosses: Hillary’s real god is political expediency. Do Americans truly want this hard-bitten Machiavellian back in the White House?"

C. Pags.

http://www.salon.com/2008/01/10/hillary_15/

Clyde said...

How conveeeeeenient!

/churchlady

edutcher said...

jdkchem said...

How long until the dog eats her homework?

That already happened.

pm317 said...

How long until the dog eats her homework?

That already happened.


Has Obama eaten the dog yet?

Kirby Olson said...

Lady Macbeth discovered she had a conscience. The Clintons pretend to have a conscience. It's their schtick. They're Shakespearean.

Peter said...

The entire Clinton family is a continuing criminal enterprise as has been since Bill's momma went to Hot Springs and took up with what was left of the old Southern Mafia.

Bill, and now Chelsea have had the ways greased for them in a way that no ordinary citizen would have.

Same with Obama. I do not know the system where these people are picked but there are many of those families, with shadow ties to the underworld in politics. And we wonder whay the country is falling apart. Trillions looted from the economy going, where? Guns sent over the border, why? The administration making nice with those who hate Americca and Israel, why?

Of course she won't tesity now and when (if) she does testify it's another bout of "I don't recall."

And these are the people whose only real duty is to protect America from harm. God help us.

joe said...

Your all wrong.

It was Mrs Peacock
In the bedroom
With a poison dildo.

That's why she is "sick".

miss j said...

About 5 weeks ago, I also fell because I was dehydrated and faint. By coincidence, my uncle did about 3 weeks ago. Both of us badly banged up our faces and required stitches. My injury included damage to my mouth area and talking was difficult for several days. I share this because it suggests that it is entirely possible that she'll require a few days to heal before testifying in public.

Unknown said...

I take full responsibility for Hillary not testifying. (Say, that wasn't so hard after all.)

Lem said...

A concussion!?

Is Hillary trying to ad football to her vast list of accomplishments?

Middleboro Jones said...

Essentially, she is telling us " The Dog Ate My Homework " - We've come to expect this shite from HILL and her ilk.

4 good men died due to her failures - she should be brought in wearing handcuffs for a perp walk.

Anyone else would be dealing with serious charges, not more idiotic delays and excuses.

Nate Whilk said...

Troubled Voter said, So the conspiracy theory you're positing is an ex ante condemnation of her failure to testify entirely. You're trolling yourself, and being disingenuously sympathetic.

It's not a conspiracy theory. I believe Althouse (correct me if I'm wrong) is essentially saying it seems like an extremely convenient excuse. That's what I think.

Now if we said you personally were enlisted by someone to give a pro-Hillary spin, THAT would be a conspiracy theory. But no one has said that. So stop your own trolling and stop calling this a "conspiracy theory".

Why do you claim a "conspiracy theory" when there is absolutely no basis for that? Do you do that because you're mentally "troubled"?

Eric said...

It is very important that someone testify. Perhaps they can brief Susan Rice on what to say and send her. She seems pretty good about repeating what she's told.

Mutaman said...

"I don't care if her testimony is postponed. What I don't accept is her avoiding it entirely."

You mean like you avoided your "live blog" on election night.

BDNYC said...

This injury/illness is really just beautifully timed. What an elegant, defensible way to exit her position, evade damaging testimony, etc. 2016 is still alive!

It's just so perfect. And Sen. Kerry is there to help wrap it with a bow.

Mutaman said...

"It's nice to see professor Althaus can police the comments when someone disagrees with her, but not when her commenters are posting racial and homophobic slurs..."

+1

Speaking as one who has had their comments deleted by the ol perfesser on numerous occasions.

Paul said...

Hillary just voted 'present'.

Just like her boss.

And Rice was the fall guy (or girl or woman or just plain patsy.)

rhhardin said...

Iowahawk

Trying to understand how it physically possible for Hillary to topple over.

leslyn said...

RR could be president while sleeping and while his brain was disintegrating.

Comparing what happened to Hillary, her incident seems like a toe stub.

And that's only considering recent Presidential history.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Trying to understand how it physically possible for Hillary to topple over.

Weebles wobble but they don't fall down.

lol.

Lame excuses. The Democrats must really think that everyone is as stupid as those who vote for them.

Joseph O'Brien said...

Hilary has a drinking issue. I have been saying that for about 3 years now. Rich and powerful people do not age as quickly as she has unless there is a drug or alcohol picture.

Thucydides said...

Why is it that the Republicans can find people with real fortitude, integrity and strength of character like Dr Condoleezza Rice to fill important roles like Secretary of State?

Thucydides said...

Why is it that the Republicans can find people with real fortitude, integrity and strength of character like Dr Condoleezza Rice to fill important roles like Secretary of State?

leslyn said...

Hilary has a drinking issue. I have been saying that for about 3 years now. Rich and powerful people do not age as quickly as she has unless there is a drug or alcohol picture. Picture....Dick Cheney.

Your \Master said...

she fainted because of 1. she had a flashback of christina's aquilera's huge bewbs and realized she herself is a dyke. or 2. she caught bill clinton having gay sex with 0bama in the basement of the WH.

but since she seems to have a stomach virus... maybe the doctors should dispose of her, then burn her corpse and dump her ass in the ocean so there isn't some deadly viral outbreak that kills off 99% of the world's population.

Unknown said...

I went to the ER in Arlington County with symptoms of stomach pain and vomiting on Monday and was told by the ER doctor that a GI bug is going around the DC area and I was the sixth case he'd seem in the last few days. He was wrong about that diagnisis in my case, as I had [what I thought it was] an obstruction of the small bowel. But if the ER docs in the area where Clinton lives were indeed seeing an outbreak of GI virus at the time Clinton says she got ill that way, it does seem to bolster at least that part of her story.

Rich Vail said...

Why won't Hilary testify? It's easy, she would lie. She's Liberal, and a Democrat, so lying comes easy...plus, she's a lawyer. That means she'll lie at the drop of a hat.

leslyn said...

Then why wouldn't she testify, Rich Vail?

Your logic is contrarian to what you aver.

RebeccaH said...

I go with (1) and (2).

Amartel said...

Just so we're clear: testifying before Congress regarding executive branch knowledge of and reaction to foreign threats to Americans, and knowledge of and reaction to the carrying out of those threats is now optional. They'll go through the motions when it's convenient. Got it.

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