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Video || Hillary Clinton Does “Between Two Ferns”

I thought this was pretty funny. Despite Hillary, not because of her.

Hillary Clinton appeared on “Between Two Ferns,” the show by comedian Zach Galifianakis. It’s not a Clinton safe zone, like the late night talk shows. I assume her people put her on there because they want to “humanize” her and because she’s just so funny in private, and they hoped that would come out. It didn’t. To the contrary, all the show does is highlight her innate caution.

President Obama did much better with Galifianakis a couple of years ago.

Clinton Blames Her Campaign for Pneumonia Secrecy

Hillary Clinton Thursday threw her aides under the bus Thursday, telling reporters that the campaign should have released information earlier than it did.

“My campaign has said that they could have been faster, and I agree with that,” Clinton told reporters.

Of course, she could have solved the problem herself Friday with three words: “I have pneumonia.” To the extent the campaign practices secrecy, it’s just following the long-established lead of the candidate.

If she hadn’t turned into a rag doll following during the 9/11 commemoration, we probably would never have known that she had the illness.

Hillary spoke during a brief press conference staged after a sparsely attended rally in North Carolina, where only about 300 people showed up to see her, according to Fox News. Clinton also dodged a question about when she let Tim Kaine know she had pneumonia. “We communicated,” she said, whatever that means.


Clinton Releases More Health Details

Well, obviously the Clinton campaign is pretty spooked. The campaign today released a detailed summary of her latest checkups, in the form of a letter from her physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack. It’s not nearly her full medical records, but it’s what the campaign hopes is enough to get the issue behind her.

Interestingly, Mrs. Clinton had a brain scan this year. From the letter:

In January of 2016, Mrs. Clinton developed symptoms of sinusitis and an ear infection, which was treated with antibiotics and steroids. Over the ensuing few weeks, she noted progressive pain in her left ear despite treatment, and subsequently was evaluated by her ENT physician. This evaluation confirmed a sinus and ear infection, with increased fluid in her left ear. To help alleviate her symptoms, a myringotomy tube was placed in her left ear in January of 2016. After the tube was placed, Mrs. Clinton had significant improvement in her symptoms. Further follow-up evaluation with a CT scan of her brain and sinuses was done in March of 2016. This scan showed no abnormalities of the brain and mild chronic sinusitis. Her symptoms resolved and she continued symptom-free for the next six months.

Here is the part about her pneumonia:

On Friday, September 9th, she was seen and evaluated in my office. A non-contrast chest CT scan, including a CTA calcium score, was performed. This test allowed for specific imaging of her lungs while also following up on cardiac risk stratification from 2010 given her family history of heart disease. The results of the CT scan revealed a small right middle- lobe pneumonia; her coronary calcium score was again zero. She was treated with antibiotics for pneumonia and advised to rest. This was a mild non-contagious bacterial pneumonia.

And here are the general stats:

Her laboratory testing (vitamin D, CBC, fasting blood glucose, comprehensive metabolic panel, hemoglobin A1-C, vitamin B12) was normal, including cholesterol of 189, LDL of 103, HDL of 56 and triglycerides of 159. Her vital signs showed blood pressure of 100/70, heart rate of 70, respiratory rate of 18, temperature of 97.8 and pulse-oximetry of 99%. The remainder of her complete physical exam was normal and she is in excellent mental condition.

Of course, the only problem with this is that it was released by Hillary Clinton, and we have no idea whether it is true or not. Or whether, more likely, something is being left out.

Video || How CBS Tried to Help Hillary By Editing Bill

This is pretty damning. I can think of no other reason to do this other than to help out the Democratic nominee.

Bill Clinton initially said that Hillary “frequently” passes out, then said he didn’t mean it. CBS decided to accept his explanation by deleting the whole moment. Because Bill Clinton would never try to deceive anyone.

I’d note that this is no random, isolated mistake. Several people in the newsroom, including Charlie Rose must have noticed that Clinton had said “frequently,” since it was a significant comment, and must have seen that it was edited out.

Obama Talks Economic Fantasy While Touting Hillary

From an article I have running today in LIfeZette: The president arrived in Philadelphia Tuesday to campaign for Clinton, seizing on a stray number and trumpeting it as if the country had  been brought back the Roaring Twenties. But after nearly eight years of Obama, the economy currently is just a point away from recession. It… Continue Reading

Obama Attacks the Press for Its Coverage of Hillary

Seriously? The press hasn’t been hard enough on Trump? I guess long gone are the days when a man with the power of the presidency held back from public attacks on the press. Obama long ago turned the White House into a kind of third-world autocratic presidential palace, with his executive fiats, attacks on private citizens,… Continue Reading

Clinton’s Email Eraser Takes the Fifth

Paul Combetta, the guy from Platte River Networks who used BleachBit to forever delete thousands of Clinton emails after they had been subpoenaed, took the Fifth today before Congress. Uhh, people who were involved with a presidential candidate taking the Fifth. It’s Watergate redux, and yet Hillary Clinton remains a viable candidate. Meantime, the dude… Continue Reading