Hillary hospitalized

Thomas Lifson
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been hospitalized at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's finest health care facilities, and is being administered anti-coagulants, in the wake of discovery of a blood clot by doctors examining her. A statement from her office averred that:

 "...in the course of a follow-up exam, Secretary Clinton's doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago. She is being treated with anti-coagulants and is at New York-Presbyterian Hospital so that they can monitor the medication over the next 48 hours.

 "Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion. They will determine if any further action is required."

This is a potentially very serious condition, should the clot break free and reach her heart or her brain. This is not the first time Mrs. Clinton has experienced a blood clot. Maggie Haberman and Donovan Slack of Politico report:

This is not the first time Clinton has experienced a blood clot. She was rushed to Bethesda Naval Hospital in 1998 after doctors diagnosed a clot behind her left knee, according to the New York Daily News.

It happened as she was campaigning on behalf of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and had logged a significant amount of air travel. She was ordered to take blood thinners and later told the Daily News that it was "the most significant health scare" she had ever faced.

In 2005, Clinton fainted during a speech in upstate New York. Her aides attributed her weakness to a stomach virus, CNN reported.

Aides say the fall during which she suffered her concussion this month also was caused by weakness and extreme dehydration due to a stomach virus.

Many conservatives expressed skepticism over the earlier reports of illness, because the timing was very convenient, enabling Clinton to avoid testifying about the Benghazi 9/11 Massacre of people entrusted to her care. Because Mrs. Clinton has a history of peddling improbable fibs, such as her claim that she made $100,000 trading cattle futures solely by reading the Wall Street Journal, skepticism may be warranted when illnesses conveniently exempt her from testifying under oath about a situation in which she may have culpability for what President Obama yesterday called "sloppiness." Nonetheless, Left wing media are rushing to condemn those who dared express surprise at how convenient was the timing of her illness.

It is virtually unthinkable that New York-Presbyterian Hospital would be party to a fraudulent claim of illness, so we must all now turn our concern to her speedy recovery. I hope and trust that her husband and daughter have dropped everything to return to her side, though I have not yet seen media reports to this effect.

Quite frankly, Mrs. Clinton's term as Secretary of State featured a killing regimen of intercontinental travel, something that is very hard on the human body, even when undertaken on a private 757 with a bed and shower available for the head honcho. Circadian disruption is very wearing on the body, and Mrs. Clinton's appearance has seemed to reflect the cumulative stress.

It is very important that the American public hear Mrs. Clinton explain under oath the many inconsistencies and evasions attendant upon the Benghazi Affair. We wish her a speedy return to health.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been hospitalized at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's finest health care facilities, and is being administered anti-coagulants, in the wake of discovery of a blood clot by doctors examining her. A statement from her office averred that:

 "...in the course of a follow-up exam, Secretary Clinton's doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago. She is being treated with anti-coagulants and is at New York-Presbyterian Hospital so that they can monitor the medication over the next 48 hours.

 "Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion. They will determine if any further action is required."

This is a potentially very serious condition, should the clot break free and reach her heart or her brain. This is not the first time Mrs. Clinton has experienced a blood clot. Maggie Haberman and Donovan Slack of Politico report:

This is not the first time Clinton has experienced a blood clot. She was rushed to Bethesda Naval Hospital in 1998 after doctors diagnosed a clot behind her left knee, according to the New York Daily News.

It happened as she was campaigning on behalf of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and had logged a significant amount of air travel. She was ordered to take blood thinners and later told the Daily News that it was "the most significant health scare" she had ever faced.

In 2005, Clinton fainted during a speech in upstate New York. Her aides attributed her weakness to a stomach virus, CNN reported.

Aides say the fall during which she suffered her concussion this month also was caused by weakness and extreme dehydration due to a stomach virus.

Many conservatives expressed skepticism over the earlier reports of illness, because the timing was very convenient, enabling Clinton to avoid testifying about the Benghazi 9/11 Massacre of people entrusted to her care. Because Mrs. Clinton has a history of peddling improbable fibs, such as her claim that she made $100,000 trading cattle futures solely by reading the Wall Street Journal, skepticism may be warranted when illnesses conveniently exempt her from testifying under oath about a situation in which she may have culpability for what President Obama yesterday called "sloppiness." Nonetheless, Left wing media are rushing to condemn those who dared express surprise at how convenient was the timing of her illness.

It is virtually unthinkable that New York-Presbyterian Hospital would be party to a fraudulent claim of illness, so we must all now turn our concern to her speedy recovery. I hope and trust that her husband and daughter have dropped everything to return to her side, though I have not yet seen media reports to this effect.

Quite frankly, Mrs. Clinton's term as Secretary of State featured a killing regimen of intercontinental travel, something that is very hard on the human body, even when undertaken on a private 757 with a bed and shower available for the head honcho. Circadian disruption is very wearing on the body, and Mrs. Clinton's appearance has seemed to reflect the cumulative stress.

It is very important that the American public hear Mrs. Clinton explain under oath the many inconsistencies and evasions attendant upon the Benghazi Affair. We wish her a speedy return to health.