Most people don’t treat passing out lightly. If it happens to us or to a loved one, we immediately find out what caused it and take whatever corrective action is available. It’s not something to be treated lightly or ignored and can often be an indicator of a major problem. Most people are also not chronically dehydrated and never to the point of passing out. We get thirsty, we drink something, we keep going. Not Hillary Clinton. She’s never far from a water bottle or glass of water, but yet she’s dehydrated, they tell us a lot.
Bill Clinton attempted to put a good face on his wife passing out and her becoming incapacitated on a New York City street. He pretty much told Charlie Rose that all of the spasms and medical situations is just Hillary being Hillary. It’s kind of like Joe Biden grabbing women and saying really stupid and dangerous stuff is “just Joe being Joe.”
Anderson Cooper asked Mrs. Clinton about her husband’s comments via a telephone interview. Since she probably looks like the proverbial “death warmed over,” cameras wouldn’t be a good idea for an interview that is intended as part of the resurrection of her campaign.
Cooper quotes her sexual predator husband as saying, “‘Rarely, on more than one occasion over the last many, many years, the same sort of things’ happened to her,’ meaning you, ‘when she got severely dehydrated.'”
The Clintons use vague terms whenever possible to provide flexibility in their messaging. “Rarely,” “on more than one occasion,” “last many, many years” and “same sort of thing” are all subjective to a degree and nonspecific. And how does one make a habit of becoming severely dehydrated anyway and why? Wouldn’t an intelligent woman capable of leading the nation do like the rest of us and drink water when she gets thirsty? She and her husband are telling us she’s spent many, many years being reckless with her fluid intake to the point that she passes out?
Cooper may have found predator Bill’s statement to be raising more questions than it answered, so he asked her, “Can you say how many times over the course of the last, say, five years you’ve been dehydrated and gotten dizzy? I know you passed out and hit your head back in 2012, which led to the concussion. How often has this happened?
Her mouth starts moving, the sounds come out, so the lies begin. Mrs. Clinton says, “Oh, I think really only twice, uh, that I can recall.” Most people would recall passing out, it’s a unique experience of the kind we tend to remember. This is the same excuse she used in the emails defense, the “I don’t recall” safety net.
She attempts to portray it as a normal part of her life that she has dealt with all of her life and has learned to manage, saying, “You know it is something that has occurred a few times over the course of my life and, you know, I’m aware of it and usually can avoid it.”
In the course of one sentence she departs from her opening lie of two instances, growing it to “a few times.” There’s also no explanation for why her doctor didn’t bother to include “chronic severe dehydration” in her evaluation and certification as fit for office. Then again there doesn’t have to be, Cooper isn’t going to ask.
Clinton continued, shifting into full pandering political opportunist mode, faulting her dedication to the 9/11 victims as forcing her to put duty ahead of personal well being. No, she wasn’t talking about the four people she got killed on 9/11, 2012 in Benghazi, she meant the ones she was exploiting at the ceremony. She couldn’t not show up because of the questions it would raise and the fact that Trump was there.
Clinton phrased it as “I just was incredibly committed to being at the memorial — as a senator on 9/11, this is incredibly personal to me.”
She then shifted to excuse mode, blaming the 79 degree “heat” and the humidity. Clinton said, “I could feel how hot and humid it was. I felt overheated. I decided that I did need to leave. And as soon as I got into the air-conditioned van, I cooled off, I got some water, and very quickly, I felt better.”
She felt overheated and it was that incredible 79 degree heat that got the best of her. There must have been people dropping like flies everywhere; she’s lucky she made it out alive. Once she was picked up, put into the van and rushed off to the Bat Cave at a secret, undisclosed location in Gotham City she felt better. Clinton received a dose of whatever keeps creatures like her functioning and reappeared, claiming to feel great.
Cooper didn’t bother asking her about the jerky head movements and her having frozen in place, unable to move when the van arrived. It’s his job to protect and help her overcome being exposed, not to expose more.