Bill Clinton: It took Hillary six months to recuperate from concussion, no big deal

posted at 10:01 pm on May 15, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

Hmm, or as a friend put it on Facebook, “Karl Rove, you magnificent bastard.”

I mean, really. He sabotages her, right?

Bill Clinton did more today than defend his wife, Hillary Clinton, from recent accusations leveled by GOP strategist Karl Rove that she suffered brain damage after falling in December 2012.

The former president revealed that his wife’s injury “required six months of very serious work to get over,” he said during a question-and-answer session at the Peterson Foundation in Washington.

“They went to all this trouble to say she had staged what was a terrible concussion that required six months of very serious work to get over,” he said. “It’s something she never low-balled with the American people, never tried to pretend it didn’t happen.”

Well, that’s pretty serious. I’m a fairly well-informed political news consumer, by any measure, and though I thought her injury sounded more serious than the administration let on, I was not aware at all that it took her six months to get better. There’s a reason for that. The State Department said it took a month:

But Bill Clinton’s timeline appears to differ from official comments from the State Department at the time.

“Judging by the woman we saw this morning and the workload that she’s got she seems to be fully recovered,” spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters at a State Department briefing Jan. 7, 2013, about a month after Hillary Clinton’s fall and concussion occurred.

Not everyone had the same takeaway, suggesting Hillary is safe on yet another issue of incomplete disclosure:

Hillary news

Here’s his defense of her, which again, he’s trolling us, right?

“She works out every week. She is strong. She’s doing great. As far as I can tell, she’s in better shape than I am. She certainly seems to have more stamina,” Clinton said. “If she does [have brain damage], then I must be in really tough shape because she’s still quicker than I am.”

The former president said Rove’s suggestion was a reminder that “consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”

I think Hillary Clinton has all her faculties, but I also think her fall was more probably serious than anyone let on, which seems pertinent. Bill seems to suggest my hunch was correct.

CNN takes this moment to commemorate Bill’s role as “responder-in-chief.” It’s one he’s certainly happy to play, but not without controversy. For someone who’s so preternaturally good at politics, those mistakes sure are a mystery.

ABC seems to be about the only one pursuing the inconsistency in State’s and Bubba’s timelines now, but they’ve got the full timeline of disclosure, here. It won’t likely amount to much, but I don’t mind them having to answer a few questions.


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coolrepublica on May 15, 2014 at 10:02 PM

Very. Big. Deal.

OmahaConservative on May 15, 2014 at 10:03 PM

She recovered?

Who knew?

predator on May 15, 2014 at 10:03 PM

She’ll be in a wheelchair with a feeding tube up her nose come 2016.

will77jeff on May 15, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Six months to recover but no big deal? Yeah right.

cat_owner on May 15, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Any time these people do or say anything you know they have some ulterior motive. They’re incapable of being honest.

crankyoldlady on May 15, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Uh huh…right

bazil9 on May 15, 2014 at 10:07 PM

“Judging by the woman we saw this morning and the workload that she’s got she seems to be fully recovered,” spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters at a State Department briefing Jan. 7, 2013, about a month after Hillary Clinton’s fall and concussion occurred.

…maybe Vicky has brain damage?

KOOLAID2 on May 15, 2014 at 10:09 PM

How many cases of Old Crow?

Murphy9 on May 15, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Good. Now that she has her wits about her, time to get her back in front of congress.
But, I know that won’t happen just like Gen. Shinsenki won’t be relieved of his command.
No accountability. What a sham.

CTSherman on May 15, 2014 at 10:11 PM

I think Hillary Clinton has all her faculties, but I also think her fall was more probably serious than anyone let on, which seems pertinent. Bill seems to suggest my hunch was correct

.

Let on? You mean admitted. Long history of that with Democrats. Woodrow Wilson and FDR were unfit for office by the time they left it. Teddy Kennedy and Robert Byrd were drooling by the time they left the Senate. Some left toes up and some did not but holding on to that power is all that matters to these animals. And look at all the octogenerian Dems in the House.

Strom Thurmond is about the only Republican I can think of that was this incapcitated by the time he left office.

Happy Nomad on May 15, 2014 at 10:12 PM

She recovered?

Who knew?

predator on May 15, 2014 at 10:03 PM

What difference, at this point, does it make?

Her birth canal has clearly been chosen for the Presidency. Nothing else matters.

Happy Nomad on May 15, 2014 at 10:14 PM

That’s because she had a transverse venous thrombosis (clot in a big vein) in her head after her illness and fall. It is life threatening and very very serious. It’s rare enough that the docs might not have thought to look for it but when her symptoms persisted they went back to check her scans and saw it; no doubt it had grown over the interim. Then they put her on blood thinners and she got better. She had clots in her legs in 1998. She’s prone to clotting and will do it again.

gracie on May 15, 2014 at 10:14 PM

My main concern is that she may not be fit to dodge sniper fire in the future.

TexasDan on May 15, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Okay, then instead of of having Kerry respond to Issa about Benghazi, $6 Billion in missing funds @ State & the whole Boko Haram “Terrorist that aren’t Terrorists” deal, then shouldn’t it be Ms. Clinton at these hearings answering questions?

I mean, it did happen on HER watch, Bubba…and she has no medical excuse to ignore or refuse to tesitfy…

In her words…she took the 3am phone call(s)…so WTF did she say?

Hello, MSM? Either do the job or send me a paycheck for doing it for ya.

BlaxPac on May 15, 2014 at 10:15 PM

“She works out every week. She is strong. She’s doing great. As far as I can tell, she’s in better shape than I am. She certainly seems to have more stamina,” Clinton said.

Meh, Slick Willie thought he was responding to a question about Monica’s book release.

HumpBot Salvation on May 15, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Health problems? No biggie, as long as she still has a vagin@ in 2016 she’s golden.

HumpBot Salvation on May 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Her birth canal has clearly been chosen for the Presidency. Nothing else matters.

Happy Nomad on May 15, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Andddd, there goes my breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next 3 days.

Excuse me while I go brush my teeth and tongue.

BlaxPac on May 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM

“Aye’s in no ways tired daim bramaged.”

Flange on May 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Dems are scared.

David Plouffe ‏@davidplouffe May 14

Suspect Rove’s medical musings were more sideways than strategic. But does reveal GOP concern about their field and winning 270 EVs.

Throwing the kitchen sink at Hillary

And ask yourself this: What does it say about how Republicans feel about their ’16 chances that they’re ALREADY throwing the kitchen sink at Hillary?

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/primary-outcomes-will-have-plenty-show-about-midterm-mood-n104036

Ned Pepper on May 15, 2014 at 10:19 PM

It didn’t take that long to recover from the Dragunov sniper’s bullet to the chest she took in Kosovo.

Bishop on May 15, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Everything worked out OK for Sidney Crosby and Chris Letang, so I have full faith that Hillary can do it. Failing to remember what year it is is no obstacle to being great success.

forest on May 15, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Well, if Bubba says so … it must be true!

ShainS on May 15, 2014 at 10:20 PM

For someone who’s so preternaturally good at politics, those mistakes sure are a mystery.

They tell me that one of the telltale signs of getting older is feet of clay.

What d’ya say, Bill? Your dance moves still as sharp?

Hillary has a chance to prove her stamina when/if Rand Paul filibusters David Barron’s nomination. Let her stand against Rand, in defense of her President’s judicial pick.

Prove to us she has what it takes…

JohnGalt23 on May 15, 2014 at 10:20 PM

a terrible concussion that required six months of very serious work to get over,

I have never heard of a simple concussion that required ‘six months of very serious work’ to recover.

I have, however, heard of Post Concussion Syndrome and taking six months of very serious work to recover.

Be sure to click on the link at the bottom of the page to continue reading.

thatsafactjack on May 15, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Old lying brain-damaged hag.

John the Libertarian on May 15, 2014 at 10:21 PM

BlaxPac on May 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM

He says that constantly. He’s obsessed with it.

thatsafactjack on May 15, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Im sure bill stayed at her bedside…..or at least at someones bedside

jaywemm on May 15, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Ned Pepper on May 15, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Yep, it tells me they’ve learned a thing or two.

Two – max. We are talking Republicans.

forest on May 15, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Bill must be getting some.

Bmore on May 15, 2014 at 10:23 PM

The former president said Rove’s suggestion was a reminder that “consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”

Like most Leftist hacks who fall back on this when they’re losing an argument, he gets the quote wrong:

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

ShainS on May 15, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Bishop on May 15, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Excellent point.

Bmore on May 15, 2014 at 10:24 PM

“It’s something she never low-balled with the American people, never tried to pretend it didn’t happen.”

Which is why this is the first I’m hearing of it? And I consider myself an above-average consumer of political news.

Oh, right, it’s Clinton talking, it’s presumed he’s lying.

Lance Corvette on May 15, 2014 at 10:24 PM

This site is acting up again? Might be me. Minor point, could have sworn my initial comment should have read.

Here’s his defense of her, which again, he’s trolling us, right?

Bill must be getting some.

Bmore on May 15, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Getting this out now, along with the Lewinsky stuff, so it will be forgotten or old news before the she declares she’s running.

Or, as they say, “Dude, that was two years ago”

Lance Corvette on May 15, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Happy Nomad on May 15, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Woodrow Wilson had a history of mini-strokes and high blood pressure long before he became President. FDR went to great lengths to hide how debilitated polio had made him. JFK also went to great lengths to hide his Addison’s disease and back problems. Franklin Pierce reportedly developed an alcohol problem just after his only surviving child died in a train accident just after Pierce was elected POTUS and Pierce’s wife turned her back on him, blaming his involvement in politics as the reason they lost their child. James Knox Polk reportedly had intestinal and stomach problems all through his adult life, yet no one heard about it when he was POTUS.

It wasn’t just Democrats, though. Chester Arthur developed Bright’s disease while POTUS. And then Eisenhower’s heart problems were downplayed while he was in office.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 15, 2014 at 10:26 PM

How is pushing that she has a TBI a good idea to get her elected?

batterup on May 15, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Bill is passive-aggressively undermining her, just like he did in 2008, repeatedly.

Freud smiles.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2014 at 10:30 PM

For the media, it’s no big deal, unless Hillary has a candidate running to her left in the primaries, like Liz Warren, and she has any sort of medical incident during that time. Then you’ll see the same media types going after Rove now trying to say, “That was just baseless speculation, but this is a serious question.

jon1979 on May 15, 2014 at 10:30 PM

He says that constantly. He’s obsessed with it.

thatsafactjack on May 15, 2014 at 10:22 PM

We know what William j Clinton is obsessed with, Jackie, and it ain’t Hillary, but her species…

Still as corrupt, lying, misogynistic, wouldn’t-leave-ANY-female-alone- in-a-room with, Democrat he’s not a bad guy…

:spit:

BlaxPac on May 15, 2014 at 10:31 PM

I do think Rove is being very crafty.

As with Benghazi, I don’t think the end game is to score political points against Hillary.

I think its to provide fodder and encouragement to other Democrats thinking of taking her on in a primary. If she still has this grand dame invincibility through the primaries, the GOP will be doomed.

GOP needs a Dem primary to soften her, tire her, and force her to waste valuable resources of time and money.

I bet Cuomo, Biden, Warren, Schweitzer and company are watching this very closely.

swamp_yankee on May 15, 2014 at 10:31 PM

BlaxPac on May 15, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Okay, then. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. :)

thatsafactjack on May 15, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Put some Windex on it.

22044 on May 15, 2014 at 10:33 PM

This country is unbelievably stupid…

Hillary Clinton 48 – 39 percent over former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush;

Hillary Clinton 47 – 40 percent over U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida;

Hillary Clinton 49 – 41 percent over U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky;

Hillary Clinton 46 – 38 percent over N.J. Gov. Christopher Christie;

Hillary Clinton 48 – 41 percent over U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin;

Hillary Clinton 51 – 37 percent over U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas;

Hillary Clinton 49 – 41 percent over former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/news-and-events/quinnipiac-university-poll/ohio/release-detail?ReleaseID=2042

Benghazi hearings cannot start soon enough. A lot of pressure on Trey Gowdy.

Ned Pepper on May 15, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Six months for Distillery to “recuperate”?

I think that’s probably twice the length of Lindsay Lohan’s longest “recuperation”.

steebo77 on May 15, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Query: IF Hillary wins, who interviews the prospective interns?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 15, 2014 at 10:36 PM

It’s something she never low-balled with the American people

Of course not. Highballs are probably more her style.

steebo77 on May 15, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Distillery?

LOL!

Murphy9 on May 15, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Check out PJTV if you get a chance. There’s a video of Michelle Fields interviewing some GW students who would vote for Hillary, but none of them can name any of her “accomplishments”. Except for one who thought she did good w/ Benghazi.

22044 on May 15, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Okay, then. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. :)

thatsafactjack on May 15, 2014 at 10:33 PM

I stand (sit)warned Jackie…heheheh

Benghazi hearings cannot start soon enough. A lot of pressure on Trey Gowdy.

Ned Pepper on May 15, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Even more reason to not rush the hearing, per se.

Make the calls for Hilliary to answer the questions as her role as SoS…if the Party had ANY sense they would make sure not to emphasize her as a Presidential candidate (and yes she WILL run)…BUT every damn time someone is on one of the Sunday Morning chattering skull shows, remind people that this is about her when she ran Foggy Bottom.

BlaxPac on May 15, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Bill is passive-aggressively undermining her, just like he did in 2008, repeatedly.

Freud smiles.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2014 at 10:30 PM

I guess he figures he has to work with what he’d got this time around. It won’t be as simple as telling Ted Kennedy that her political opponent would have been serving them coffee a few years ago.

thatsafactjack on May 15, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Humanization has begun and Karl Rove is responsible for this.
The Clinton’s couldn’t believe their luck when she was called brain damaged.

Next is the interview of her saying how hurt she was by that.
Never let a crisis go to waste.

weedisgood on May 15, 2014 at 10:43 PM

It’s not about the concussion. It’s about the transverse sinus venous thrombosis and subsequent damage. That is a rare and potentially deadly complication, and that’s what they don’t want to talk about. The ocular palsy that caused the double-vision (and necessitated those fresnel lensed glasses) was an indication of cranial nerve damage. Bill will talk all day about “concussion” to keep leading the discussion away from the thrombosis.

But it’s kind of moot. In the final analysis, Hillary’s head injury is among the least of the reasons why she must not be elected president.

bofh on May 15, 2014 at 10:45 PM

The Clinton’s couldn’t believe their luck when she was called brain damaged.

Next is the interview of her saying how hurt she was by that.

weedisgood on May 15, 2014 at 10:43 PM

If Swillary is so easily “hurt” by fairly tame questions about her medical history, the answers to which the public would deserve in the event of another run for the White House, does she really have the timber to be president?

steebo77 on May 15, 2014 at 10:47 PM

“She works out every week. She is strong. She’s doing great. As far as I can tell, she’s in better shape than I am.

In fact she does 25-ounce curls every night.

slickwillie2001 on May 15, 2014 at 10:54 PM

I just asked Doctor Atomic about this, and he said that “brain damage” might be a stretch in describing her injury.

But a concussion from a fall is a brain injury, and is also possibly a traumatic brain injury.

So once again, the Clintoons attempt to redefine the word “Is”, while throwing “brain” into the mix for laughs.

Del Dolemonte on May 15, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Bill is rumored to have a rather decent bedside manner. Unfortunately Cankles has never seen it for herself.

HotAirian on May 15, 2014 at 10:58 PM

She had a stroke. And strokes come back. Mark my words, she will not be a candidate come election night.

But if she dies say 48 hours prior to the election, it will be

Weekend at Hillary’s

HugoDrax on May 15, 2014 at 11:01 PM

I saw a post on Newsbusters on Tingles Matthews becoming positively ballistic, foaming, and incomprehensible over this an a commenter said:

“Note to the GOP: See how unhinged they become by a little dose of their own medicine?!”

Marcus on May 15, 2014 at 11:06 PM

What difference at this point does it make?

(Sarcasm off)

COgirl on May 15, 2014 at 11:11 PM

“She works out every week. She is strong. She’s doing great.

BS. Those thunder thighs haven’t seen a work out since the 60′s.

leftamark on May 15, 2014 at 11:41 PM

B.J. W.J. Clinton has Parkinson’s Disease. Mark my words.

texacalirose on May 15, 2014 at 11:49 PM

He’s being passive-aggressive.

anuts on May 15, 2014 at 11:56 PM

“She works out every week. She is strong. She’s doing great.”

“She works b!tches me out every week. She is strong. She’s doing great what she did as secretary of state: nothing great.”

texacalirose on May 16, 2014 at 12:21 AM

She had a stroke.

HugoDrax on May 15, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Does anyone else think this is true?

blink on May 15, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Mini-stroke?

She certainly didn’t have a “major” stroke, if the reports are honest. But these are the word-definition shaping Clintoons of course.

But mini-stokes happen all the time. Prime example? Former NFL player Tedy Bruschi of the New England Patriots. He not only came back to play again, but later climbed the highest mountain in Africa with the Wounded Warriors.

Del Dolemonte on May 16, 2014 at 12:23 AM

Moderate to severe traumatic brain injury can cause double vision that requires Fresnel lenses.

The fact the Bill said “six months of very serious work” indicates physical therapy.

Whatever it was, it was much worse than they admitted at the time.

A Chair of Some Kind on May 16, 2014 at 12:26 AM

Sounds like someone realized she is a lousy debater. Can’t beat up on the handicapped women now can you.

WryTrvllr on May 16, 2014 at 12:33 AM

She had a stroke.

HugoDrax on May 15, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Absolutely, if the 6 month thing is true. They’ll just appoint a steward for a month until Chelsea turns 35.

WryTrvllr on May 16, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Six months of incapacitation is 24th Amendment territory.

K. Hobbit on May 16, 2014 at 12:43 AM

Couldn’t have anything to do with all those years of drugs and alcohol could it now?

Dr. ZhivBlago on May 16, 2014 at 12:50 AM

Bill Clinton is older and has had serious heart surgery and other health issues. Henry Aaron can’t hit the long ball like once did, either.

Just because Clinton was once the master of one-on-one campaigning, that was before he was proven a baldfaced liar.

And he got the quote wrong: “consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds” is incorrect. Emerson actually said “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” Changes the meaning significantly – perhaps another sign Bill has lost a step.

↔↔

And who believes Mike McCurry slithered out from under his rock to make headlines saying Hillary won’t run because “she is too happy with her life now” just by coincidence?

Adjoran on May 16, 2014 at 12:59 AM

So is six months the normal time to recover from a concussion?

Six months of hard work? That seems much more time than usual to recover from a concussion. But I don’t know.

What kind of hard work? Some kind of physical therapy? Could she not talk or something?

I mean don’t you just rest and heal after a concussion? I guess I”ve known people who just went on with life after a concussion, I certainly haven’t known anyone who had six months of hard work over it.

And once a week is not really a regular work out. I mean for me it is… but if you are going to brag about working out, that is a lot more often than once in a week.

I wonder if she still has physical therapy once a week.

petunia on May 16, 2014 at 1:13 AM

Hillary needs to come clean about her thrombosis.

bluegill on May 16, 2014 at 1:14 AM

“With rest, most people fully recover from a concussion. Some people recover within a few hours. Other people take a few weeks to recover.”

I don’t know which medical site I stole that from… but 6 months of hard word is a very long time to get over a concussion.

petunia on May 16, 2014 at 1:21 AM

Hillary needs to come clean about her thrombosis.

bluegill on May 16, 2014 at 1:14 AM

She’ll never divorce Bill.

WryTrvllr on May 16, 2014 at 5:26 AM

Or Huma.

WryTrvllr on May 16, 2014 at 5:26 AM

Beyond being a sociopath she is still married to Bill Clinton.

Either of those is an indication of major mental problems.

And both predate her ‘recovery’ from merely physical circumstances.

ajacksonian on May 16, 2014 at 7:29 AM

My main concern is that she may not be fit to dodge sniper fire in the future.

TexasDan on May 15, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Thread winner

307wolverine on May 16, 2014 at 7:44 AM

Go away, Bill.

Take your billions and your lovely wife with you.

TimBuk3 on May 16, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Hillary needs to come clean about her thrombosis.

bluegill on May 16, 2014 at 1:14 AM

We’ll have to do that for her with our own investigation.

Stroke.2011; 42: 1158-1192
Diagnosis and Management of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
Epidemiology and Risk Factors for CVT
CVT (Cerebral venous thrombosis) is an uncommon and frequently unrecognized type of stroke that affects approximately 5 people per million annually and accounts for 0.5% to 1% of all strokes.1
Table 3 summarizes the evidence for a cause-and-effect relationship10,11 between prothrombotic factors and CVT.12,–,55 Evidence for the strength and consistency of association, biological plausibility, and temporality is summarized. These criteria are most closely met for deficiency of antithrombin III, protein C, and protein S; factor V Leiden positivity; use of oral contraceptives; and hyperhomocysteinemia, among others.

gracie on May 16, 2014 at 8:21 AM

If i ordered troops to stand down during a terrorist attack and lied about it I eould probably have a concussion which took 6 months to recover from also.

demotheses on May 16, 2014 at 8:31 AM

A prominent Republican makes an accusation, the most influential Democrat dilutes it by sort of agreeing with him, and the mainstream media can now say, “See? No big deal,” and ignore the whole thing.

This will not be an issue for Hillary, because the media will not allow it to be an issue.

SeekingFinding on May 16, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Next up: video of Hillary doing Jazzer-cise with some famous person.

Give me a break. This whole thing is a fairytale.

Point being- Hillary wants this so much she is willing to lie, manipulate and obfuscate to get it. She is not only ill suited for the job based on her record, but she is a product of the established class in Washington who will do anything to preserve the status quo.

Our country deserves much better than the same tired, worn out political manipulators.

Expect this to be the Clinton’s continuous defense. Belittle any serious questions, have her minions fling ad hominems (you know, because she’s above it all), make pathos appeals in place of substance and run an image campaign instead of providing material answers to important issues.

Mrs. Clinton can’t run on the wreckage left as SoS. The world is a much more dangerous place because of her. That’s not the type of decision making our country needs.

Marcus Traianus on May 16, 2014 at 8:43 AM

If only it could be like those falls in sitcoms, where after banging her head she suddenly became super competent.

BTW, I saw the quote from Bill in one of yesterday’s free papers in NYC (can’t remember whether is was the Morning Metro or AM New York). Anyways, it neglected to include the ‘six months’ recovery part – just suggesting Bill was mocking Republicans for their treatment of Hillary.

Ukiah on May 16, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Ukiah on May 16, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Classic. But I heard and saw Bill say it and when I did I said that’s it. She’s done.

It was like when I was watching TV 50 years ago and heard and saw Jack Ruby shoot Lee Harvey Oswald…one of those AH HA moments. He was done, too.

gracie on May 16, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Works out every week? So thats how she’s gotten so pumpedblimped looking. She did ask if the shoe thrown at her was a bat so it seems to have affected her vision, too.

Kissmygrits on May 16, 2014 at 9:12 AM

K

issmygrits on May 16, 2014 at 9:12 AM

I bet she’s put on 35 to 40 lbs and it looks like most of it has landed in her butt and legs….not good for her DVT’s that may break off and travel to her lungs.

gracie on May 16, 2014 at 9:27 AM

I think Hillary Clinton has all her faculties, but I also think her fall was more probably serious than anyone let on, which seems pertinent. Bill seems to suggest my hunch was correct.
– MKH

Well don’t waste any time getting on the silly wagon, MKH.
Good to know you’ve been concerned about a concussion coverup for a while. I’ll take it this means that back when the right’s preferred conspiracy was that she was faking the whole thing to avoid testifying about Benghazi, you were telling all ‘no, I think she’s telling the truth!’.

verbaluce on May 16, 2014 at 9:40 AM

NHL star Sidney Crosby lost a year due to a concussion. They can be very bad things.

Ward Cleaver on May 16, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Bill Clinton: It took Hillary six months to recuperate from concussion, no big deal

Au contraire. If it took her six months to regain her faculties, it’s certainly a big deal.

For perspective, Michael Schumacher, arguably one of the fittest athletes on the planet, has been in a coma since December as a result of hitting his head.

rukiddingme on May 16, 2014 at 9:51 AM

She’ll be in a wheelchair with a feeding tube up her nose come 2016.

will77jeff on May 15, 2014 at 10:03 PM

That’s not something you should wish on your worse enemy.

JoseQuinones on May 16, 2014 at 10:15 AM

This has all seemed silly to me. She had a blood clot, we’ve know that from almost the beginning. If it wasn’t being surgically removed (and it doesn’t seem to have been,) then she had to wait for it to dissolve. Six months is a pretty reasonable length of time for a clot to dissolve on its own, and often they take longer.

HakerA on May 16, 2014 at 10:20 AM

HakerA on May 16, 2014 at 10:20 AM

The problem is she’s prone to clot and now has a history of it 2x that we know of: 1998 DVT’s she says from sitting on airplanes/travel and now (2012-13) in a CEREBRAL VEIN, a rare place for a clot in the world of clots. Whoa. Why? In addition to being overweight and over 60 and having a lifestyle that adds to the risk, she may well have a gene mutation in a clotting factor or a deficiency of a natural anticoagulant. So, she has to modify her lifestyle where she can if she wants to live it and be medically managed the whole rest of it.

gracie on May 16, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Obviously, this explains her lack of physical and mental condition to do or be anything, least of all in the White House. 6 months to recover from a concussion? Let’s face it, she had much more than a concussion and her brain is sick. Don’t run, Hillary, because we are sick and tired of mentally deficient people running and ruining America. Stay home and be a grandmother (and I do pity that poor child) and leave America to heal!

Roselle on May 16, 2014 at 10:49 AM

she had a blood clot in the brain, in other words a STROKE

A clot may form in an artery that is already very narrow. This is called a thrombotic stroke.

A clot may break off from another place in the blood vessels of the brain, or from some other part of the body, and travel up to the brain. This is called cerebral embolism, or an embolic stroke.

Oh yeah, I just bet she is back to normal….

Dostacos on May 16, 2014 at 1:36 PM

That’s because she had a transverse venous thrombosis (clot in a big vein) in her head after her illness and fall.

Well, hang on a minute. Did the clot follow the fall, or did it cause it? If it caused the fall, that could explain the “six months’ hard work” Bill was talking about.

ReggieA on May 16, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Bill is also on record as saying that “Hilary has eaten far more p***y than I have.”

PJ Emeritus on May 16, 2014 at 2:43 PM

“consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

That one word makes a difference.

cheeflo on May 16, 2014 at 5:10 PM

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