Sarah Palin tries her Benghazi conspiracy on Hillary Clinton

The former governor of Alaska mocks Clinton's health and the liberal machine

Published May 20, 2014 6:58PM (EDT)

Sarah Palin                                        (AP/Carolyn Kaster)
Sarah Palin (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

Earlier this month, Karl Rove questioned the physical capacity of Hillary Clinton to run in the 2016 presidential election, claiming that the former secretary of state suffered from a “traumatic brain injury.” Rove was, as the Wall Street Journal reports, referring to a health scare Mrs. Clinton suffered in late 2012. “She [Clinton] became dehydrated, fainted and sustained a concussion, according to statements from her doctors and the State Department. Doctors later found and treated a blood clot between her brain and skull.”

While it is theoretically possible that Rove’s concerns may have been serious (it’s difficult to tell these days), what’s clear is Sarah Palin’s are not:

Hey! Hillary’s brain is off-limits! Leave her health records alone! Democrats are right – scouring records of a female candidate is just politics of personal destruction, and for the media to engage in it would be unfair, unethical, and absolutely UNPRECEDENTED. You can’t probe a woman like that because, well, it’s a war on women!

Bunch of sexist, big meanies engaging in something heretofore unheard of, for shame.

America, you deserve fair and consistent coverage of relevant issues before deciding a Presidential/Vice Presidential ticket, so have faith the agenda-less media will refuse to push whispers and wildly inaccurate information about a partisan politician’s body part. Goodness, no one credible would print lies, continually harass a candidate’s doctor, disrupt local hospital staff, or even offer to pay locals to give “quotes” about her health records to be included in a “research book” by a public university professor (your tax dollars at work?) which the candidate’s attorney will need to respond to.

A casual observer might find Palin’s remarks a mark of valor, a righteous attempt to call attention to the liberal media conspiracy that, back in 2008, thwarted her bid for the White House. She even names Salon as a nemesis.

But the Daily Intelligencer sees it differently:

So despite being subjected to invasive and unfair questions about her own health, Palin doesn't have a problem Republicans doing the same thing to another female candidate. She's just angry about the hypocrisy of her old foe, the lamestream media, and thinks Democrats should accept that speculation about Hillary's "brain injury" is fair game.

By Ian Blair

Ian Blair is a writer living in New York City. Follow him on Twitter: @i2theb.


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Benghazi Brain Damage Gop Hillary Rodham Clinton Karl Rove Liberal Media Sarah Palin Sexism The Right