Bill now says it took Hillary 6 months to recover from concussion

Thomas Lifson
In the wake of Karl Rove poking the hornet’s nest of Hillary Clinton’s health, the ever-helpful Hubby has stepped into the issue and made life a little more difficult for his loving spouse. Readers will recall that the Party Line in December 2012 was that the then-Secretary of State had suffered an injury so serious that she could not testify before Congress on the then-fresh Benghazi massacre.  

But now that she may run for president and Karl Rove has questioned her health status, she is presumed to be fit as a fiddle, and anyone who questions that assessment is a woman-hating troll or something.

So in steps Bill.  ABC News reports:

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.”

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.

I think Bill does not want her to run. How could he possibly relish the role of first spouse, given the smoldering resentment she must carry from her term as first lady?

The Clinton soap opera looks good to continue.

In the wake of Karl Rove poking the hornet’s nest of Hillary Clinton’s health, the ever-helpful Hubby has stepped into the issue and made life a little more difficult for his loving spouse. Readers will recall that the Party Line in December 2012 was that the then-Secretary of State had suffered an injury so serious that she could not testify before Congress on the then-fresh Benghazi massacre.  

But now that she may run for president and Karl Rove has questioned her health status, she is presumed to be fit as a fiddle, and anyone who questions that assessment is a woman-hating troll or something.

So in steps Bill.  ABC News reports:

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.”

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.

I think Bill does not want her to run. How could he possibly relish the role of first spouse, given the smoldering resentment she must carry from her term as first lady?

The Clinton soap opera looks good to continue.