History repeats itself with Hillary losing consciousness and staff claiming the same ailment

Have you heard the one about Hillary fainting in public, and then her staff claiming they had the same "gastrointestinal" illness?  Sure you did, in 2005.

Hillary Clinton fainted during a speech in 2005, blamed then on "an acute gastrointestinal illness," according to Dr. Stephanie Pincus, "a leading doctor in New York and professor at the University of Buffalo."  Why did CNN have to insert "leading" in front of "doctor"?  To warn us there could be no other explanation?  Settled science and all that.  Convenient to have a complaisant doctor in the house.

But what caught my attention was this: "[a] number of Clinton's Senate staffers fell ill during a weekend staff retreat in Rye, New York, a staff member said."  Caught my attention because just tonight on TV, I heard an apologist for Hillary say that many of her staffers have had the "pneumonia" she supposedly ails from.  And that must be true, because here's Mediaite peddling the same thing, and their source is People magazine.  Sounds deeply sourced to me.

Henry Percy is the nom de guerre of a writer in Arizona.  He may be reached at saler.50d[at]gmail.com.

Have you heard the one about Hillary fainting in public, and then her staff claiming they had the same "gastrointestinal" illness?  Sure you did, in 2005.

Hillary Clinton fainted during a speech in 2005, blamed then on "an acute gastrointestinal illness," according to Dr. Stephanie Pincus, "a leading doctor in New York and professor at the University of Buffalo."  Why did CNN have to insert "leading" in front of "doctor"?  To warn us there could be no other explanation?  Settled science and all that.  Convenient to have a complaisant doctor in the house.

But what caught my attention was this: "[a] number of Clinton's Senate staffers fell ill during a weekend staff retreat in Rye, New York, a staff member said."  Caught my attention because just tonight on TV, I heard an apologist for Hillary say that many of her staffers have had the "pneumonia" she supposedly ails from.  And that must be true, because here's Mediaite peddling the same thing, and their source is People magazine.  Sounds deeply sourced to me.

Henry Percy is the nom de guerre of a writer in Arizona.  He may be reached at saler.50d[at]gmail.com.