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Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Sick Hillary

Mrs. Clinton’s surrogates are arguing that the coverup is worse than the disease and making new factual claims to explain her collapse Sunday.

From a Politico story:

[Mrs.] Clinton’s pneumonia isn’t severe, according to two people with direct knowledge of the candidate’s condition, and she is expected to return to the campaign trail as early as this week. The real issue is chronic dehydration, exacerbated by her lung problem and [Mrs.] Clinton’s reluctance to drink water, which has become a source of tension with her staff.

“She won’t drink water, and you try telling Hillary Clinton she has to drink water,” said a person in her orbit—who described a frenzied rehydration mission that included multiple bottles of water and Gatorade.

Which reminds us of two other movies—no plot spoilers this time, just quotes: “Idiocracy” (“Brawndo’s got electrolytes”) and “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” (“Mandrake, have you ever seen a Commie drink a glass of water?”).
But then it turns out that in a 2008 puffball interview with Katie Couric, reported contemporaneously by the New York Observer (whose owner, randomly enough, is now Trump’s son-in-law), Mrs. Clinton said: “I drink tons of water. Just as much water as I can possibly drink.”

So Mrs. Clinton has an aversion to drinking water and drinks tons of it. It’s hard to see both these claims can be true. But of course with the Clintons one seldom goes wrong with the “liars lie” heuristic. But what a bizarre thing to lie about.


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