Monday, December 17, 2012

The Well-Timed Tummy Bug

Retiring Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, age 65, has this web site's official sympathy for the stomach virus that caused her to collapse in public:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/hillary-clinton-gets-concussion-after-fainting/2012/12/15/bf33f62c-46f1-11e2-9648-a2c323a991d6_story.html?wpisrc=al_politics_p

And I love that jacket, too.

And I'll even note that it's a confirmed medical fact that emotional stress, as it might be from having to testify in a hearing on a violent crime that makes everybody's stomach churn, really does lower people's resistance to virus, bacteria, and fungus infections.

That said...I don't remember ever reading about an illness that attacked a member of the U.S. Cabinet at such a convenient time.