Karl Rove: Hillary Clinton has “thin skin” because she pushed back after being called brain damaged

Rove does not find this to be an "attractive" quality in the "antagonistic" former secretary of state VIDEO

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Karl Rove: Hillary Clinton has "thin skin" because she pushed back after being called brain damaged (Credit: Fox News)

Last month, Karl Rove said that Hillary Clinton has brain damage. Remarking on a fall Clinton experienced in her home in December 2012, Rove said, “Thirty days in the hospital? And when she reappears, she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what’s up with that.”

Tuesday on Sean Hannity’s show, Rove bashed Clinton to the Fox News host for pushing back on his baseless medical speculation. Because the nerve of that woman, you know? (Oh, I should mention that Karl Rove is not Hillary Clinton’s doctor, or a doctor at all. That feels important to mention here.)

“She has a problem with the fact that I said that she had a serious health incident and that I thought that would be a bigger part of her personal calculation than most people anticipate. [...] She is antagonistic toward the press, and has a very thin skin. She will abide no criticism. It’s one of the least attractive things we see in Hillary Clinton,” he continued.

“She doesn’t like being confronted — by anybody. And that’s not what a presidential candidate is going to be able to get away with in the primaries or a presidential election.”

Rove is right. Hillary Clinton is the only politician in the history of politicians who does not respond well to criticism from the press. (Particularly when that criticism is a garbage medical diagnosis and has nothing to do with policy.)

Here are some videos of politicians responding really well after being confronted by the press. Hopefully she will learn something about proper media etiquette.

John McCain likes being confronted (3:21):



Mitt Romney likes being confronted (2:13):

Chris Christie likes being confronted:

h/t Media Matters

 

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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