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The Most Stupid, Ugly, Nasty Conservative Response To Clinton’s Blood Clot?

by David Badash on December 31, 2012

in News,Politics

Ann Althouse, a conservative extremist, blogger, and law professor whose work I occasionally read when it hits Memeorandum, today is attacking Hillary Clinton over the news of a blood clot that has landed the outgoing Secretary of State in the hospital.

Blood clots are nasty, potentially fatal conditions that especially affect people who fly frequently, or are prone to long stretches of sitting, say, in cramped quarters, or are confined to bed during a prolonged illness.

READ: Conservatives Claim Hillary Clinton Blood Clot, Hospitalization Faked

The State Department reports Secretary Clinton over the past four years has flown 956,733 miles, including 2084.21 hours of air flight, visiting 112 countries.

Personally, when I hear “blood clot,” I think back to beloved NBC journalist David Bloom, who died of a blood clot when he was only 39-years old, covering the Iraq war in 2003.

Sarcastically writing, “The woman is ill. Only a clod would say a clot was a plot,” Althouse adds:

We weren’t told the site of said blood clot. Was it her brain (recently concussed)? Was it her leg (where she had a blood clot back in 1998)? The former is a big deal, the latter, not so much. Why not specify the site, since it make such a big difference, medically? Oh, but we’re told we must not display any skepticism, any hint of suspicion that the SOS is trying to avoid having to testify about Benghazi.

She adds this:

The suppression of information — the site of the clot — suggests 2 radically different theories: 1. fakery/exaggeration to evade testimony, or 2. something horribly serious.

And Althouse continues, choosing of all things, this event in our nation’s history:

Maybe you can remember — if not, guess! — how sensitive we were to Nixon’s phlebitis, which conveniently flared up in the midst of Watergate. Ha! That bastard thinks he can get our sympathy. Pathetic! (That’s what I said at the time.)

What does Althouse leave out?

Richard Nixon died in 1994 of a blood clot that led to a stroke and coma.

 

Image by Ann Althouse via Flickr

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{ 5 comments }

edelbill713 December 31, 2012 at 2:19 pm

No surprise. Ms. Outhouse is one of the biggest losers on the planet.

GoldMine December 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Good reporting, with the emphasis on how republicans lie. The entire party. Bunch of lying, gun-happy, greedy bastards.

LOrion December 31, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Now we hear it is 'in her head' … Actually most probably a Subdural Hematoma (blood clot) These form when a small vessel breaks at site of traumatic impact (or opposite, contrecoup). The blood pools under the skull and its lining, the dura, but over the actual brain covering (meninges). I have not actually heard of these being 'anti-coagulated'..most are just followed or if symptomatic they are evacuated through a hole in the skull. More information yesterday would have been helpful.

Huntercgo January 1, 2013 at 7:54 am

The thing you have to understand about Ann Althouse is that it's all about Ann Althouse. Always has been. I used to read her blog, and finally came to the conclusion that narcissism isn't very interesting. At least, not in her case.

Siddigfan January 1, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Actually it is none of Althouse's business any more than Althouse's health is anyone else's business. How horrible to be a politician and not even have the privacy of your own body! If Hilary Clinton had a yeast infection, does Althouse suppose it would be the business of the whole bloody world? Mind your own business!

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