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Clinton accused of faking illness to avoid Benghazi testimony
LA Times ^ | December 19, 2012 | Paul Richter

Posted on 12/19/2012 4:11:19 PM PST by neverdem

Edited on 12/19/2012 4:13:18 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

The State Department slammed former United Nations envoy John Bolton over his suggestion that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton falsely claimed a concussion to avoid a potentially embarrassing appearance before Congress to explain the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 20120911; 20121220; benghazi; benghazigate; bolton; clinton; hillaryclinton; johnbolton; libya; statedepartment; thedogatemyhomework

1 posted on 12/19/2012 4:11:27 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton collapsed, passed out, banged her head, got a concussion. She is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens. - David Letterman

Must be true! LOL!

2 posted on 12/19/2012 4:16:31 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Gun control is not about laws. It's about confiscation.)
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To: neverdem

“I ran outta gas! I had a flat tire! I didn’t have enough money for cab fare! My tux didn’t come back from the cleaners! An old friend came in from outta town! Someone stole my car! There was an earthquake! A terrible flood! Locusts!! It wasn’t my fault I swear to God!!!”


3 posted on 12/19/2012 4:22:27 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Hillary has an itch that her girlfriend needs to scratch!


4 posted on 12/19/2012 4:26:30 PM PST by laweeks
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To: neverdem

Give her a break. She has PTSD from her combat experience in Bosnia. Have you ever come under sniper fire? /s


5 posted on 12/19/2012 4:27:00 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: neverdem
The State Department slammed former United Nations envoy John Bolton over his suggestion that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton falsely claimed a concussion to avoid a potentially embarrassing appearance before Congress to explain the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

As they should. Since when is a hangover classified as a concussion?

6 posted on 12/19/2012 4:30:23 PM PST by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: neverdem

I’m on the fence on this. I don’t necessarily believe Hillary’s cover story, but I also think (at the moment) that Bolton’s comment was a little over the top. I’ll wait for the other shoe to drop before I reach an opinion.

Since Bolton is a conservative, the DBM will pursue this (non)”story” until Bolton issues an “apology” and his head is lopped off for being a conservative.

In case you don’t recognize it, we have become the America that Ayn Rand described at the end of Atlas Shrugged. Corrupt, bloated government; union thugs; anti-business environment; phony climate concerns and an anti-American, muslim POTUS born in Kenya. All that’s missing is Galt’s Gulch.


7 posted on 12/19/2012 4:31:03 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: neverdem

I bet she has memory problems just like she did in Whitewater.


8 posted on 12/19/2012 4:32:59 PM PST by stboz
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Her blue dress was stained. Oops, stike that. Wrong gal.


9 posted on 12/19/2012 4:33:09 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: neverdem

The response of America’s Secretary of State to this whole situation was childish in the extreme.

It didn’t help her cause when she came back and asserted that, “The dog ate my homework.”

Sorry, Hillary - when you play with the Big Boys, there are no excuses.


10 posted on 12/19/2012 4:43:46 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
A terrible flood! Locusts!!
My dog ate my homework! This one I've actually had used on me from an employee: "My kid swallowed a nickel".
11 posted on 12/19/2012 4:44:05 PM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: neverdem

““It’s unfortunate that in times like this people make wild speculation based on no information”

That’s right, we have no information, no doctor’s report, neuro exam, or hospital record. Maybe she could get an excuse from one of those University doctors in Madison, WI that were giving out medical excuses for teachers that skipped school to go to the Capitol and protest.


12 posted on 12/19/2012 4:52:11 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: neverdem
A well connected Republican (not me) whispered in my ear that Hillary, who is leaving the Administration, is simply unwilling to read from Obama's script any longer. I have a hard time getting warm to the idea of Hillary Clinton: Paragon of Virtue, but I can certainly understand not wanting to lie for Obama. Especially if one harbored ambitions down the road.

This is not implausible. After all, it is not Hillary who would likely be embarassed by truthful testimony. Why should she risk perjury and a long running death of a thousand cuts to shield captain zero?

13 posted on 12/19/2012 4:54:17 PM PST by sphinx
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To: neverdem

So she couldn’t just say put off my portion of the hearing until I’m feeling better?


14 posted on 12/19/2012 4:58:22 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: neverdem

Would you believe any Clinton, or Kennedy or Pelosi?

Next question.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 4:59:28 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: neverdem

C’mon guys....that would make her a complete fraud!....../s


16 posted on 12/19/2012 5:01:50 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: neverdem

Just as well her undies would burst into flame.. i.e. liar liar pants afire..


17 posted on 12/19/2012 5:09:45 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: neverdem

Why would they even respond. Never mind. WH “stuck on stupid”.


18 posted on 12/19/2012 5:16:12 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: neverdem

If she wants to be President, she has to learn that she just can’t call in sick.


19 posted on 12/19/2012 5:22:26 PM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“I was underage when those pictures were taken.”


20 posted on 12/19/2012 5:24:52 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: neverdem

Hillary, like so many others, are victims of their own lying history. Once they have been caught in a lie, nothing from their mouths can be trusted.

Maybe she was not sick but fell while dodging those imaginary bullets she told us about during her Presidential campaign.

The State Department is a viper pit of communist sympathizers and for them to take anyone to task for pointing out their lying ways is simply absurd.


21 posted on 12/19/2012 5:30:02 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: neverdem
Oh dear!

Is it against Hippa regs to tell us what hospital she went to after her debilitating “fall”? Or did they fly in a private medical team?
LOL!

Not that I believe she couldn't just get a doctors note called in from Wisconsin...

God bless John Bolton!

22 posted on 12/19/2012 5:40:59 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: neverdem

John Bolton has intestinal fortitude—something sorely missing in GOP leadership.


23 posted on 12/19/2012 5:43:29 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Wurlitzer

And remember she said she was named for Sir Edmond Hillary...before he became famous for climbing Mt Everest. hillary lie...say it isn’t so.


24 posted on 12/19/2012 5:49:16 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: sphinx
Hillary is the one that came up with the “spontaneous” lie.

It's the second time this lie has been used.

The first time was following the terrorist threat in NYC Bloomberg popped his mouth off about in October 2005.

Hillary was the one that leaked the classified info about the attack, and it was Hillary's minions that began making preparations for the attack.

They tried to use the lie with the release of Bin Ladens tape in January 2006.

In the tape UBL said preparations were being made for an attack. They tried to make it appear as if UBL was picking up on a news story created by the left, and planned an attack based on that news story.

It is almost exactly the same as the “spontaneous” lie, it was created by the same person, and Jug ears wasn't even around in 2006.

25 posted on 12/19/2012 5:50:27 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: neverdem
Considering the report on Benghazi that came out today, I suggest she is avoiding the press as well as the hearing chambers.
26 posted on 12/19/2012 6:08:01 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: neverdem

Bolton: record of accomplishment and demonstrated intellect.

Hillabeast: hidden, then found Rose Law firm records, “I don’t recall...” When testifying om those records ( with the sought after parts mysteriously missing,) boinked her way into fame, never had a real job.

Who to believe, who to believe.....


27 posted on 12/19/2012 6:13:51 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: sphinx
A well connected Republican (not me) whispered in my ear that Hillary, who is leaving the Administration, is simply unwilling to read from Obama's script any longer. I have a hard time getting warm to the idea of Hillary Clinton: Paragon of Virtue, but I can certainly understand not wanting to lie for Obama. Especially if one harbored ambitions down the road.

So instead of lying for Obama she decides to withhold information...for Obama.

28 posted on 12/19/2012 6:24:18 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: neverdem

After the fall her brain was “jello, jello, jello”.......:)


29 posted on 12/19/2012 6:28:10 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: neverdem; a fool in paradise

She’ll testify when she recovers, you’ll see, mark my words. But the unfortunate lasting effects of this tragic accident will be such that Our Hilly will be forced by her medical condition to answer questions by saying “I do not recall”.


30 posted on 12/19/2012 6:29:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: neverdem; a fool in paradise

Let us hope that Hilly doesn’t have to overuse her allotment of allowable yearly sick days, or there’ll be trouble!


31 posted on 12/19/2012 6:36:04 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: neverdem

Oh Thunder Thighs!!!...You big chicken shit!


32 posted on 12/19/2012 6:39:24 PM PST by Route395
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Hey....!!! I resemble that tag line. {8:>


33 posted on 12/19/2012 6:40:38 PM PST by chooseascreennamepat (You can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I wonder if Letterman stole it from my graphic yesterday =

http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/2969461/posts?page=59#59


34 posted on 12/19/2012 6:41:30 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: doug from upland

LOL! I didn’t see that. Good one. When Hillary’s “concussion” thing broke, I tended to believe it. Now, I’m convinced it’s all BS. “Concussions” were the “Injury Of The Year” for 2012. Football and even NASCAR.


35 posted on 12/19/2012 6:50:34 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: forgotten man
"Give her a break. She has PTSD from her combat experience in Bosnia. Have you ever come under sniper fire? /s"

HA, HA...sniper fire...HA, HA!

For combat experience, she should get a medal for that!

36 posted on 12/19/2012 6:54:56 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: hummingbird

It depends on what the definition of “concussion” is.....


37 posted on 12/19/2012 7:13:56 PM PST by nevermorelenore
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“It wasn’t my fault I swear to God!!!”

Nah, her broom crapped out on her way back from Huma’s and she crashed on “K” St.


38 posted on 12/19/2012 7:19:10 PM PST by vette6387
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To: hummingbird

I think you will enjoy this military history of Hillary. What a heroine. (But first, it goes through lots of the bad stuff)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSjikYIofu0

Here is the song about her corkscrew landing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MVIqMY1B-Q


39 posted on 12/19/2012 7:36:33 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
LOLOLOLOL!!! i'm dieing here, yer killing me... it's a toss up as to which is funnier or which is more truthful!!!
40 posted on 12/19/2012 8:21:44 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Maybe a house landed on her in Munchkinland.


41 posted on 12/19/2012 8:29:14 PM PST by wolfman
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To: wolfman

Little Hildegarde couldn’t bring her mom’s note to school because mom, Eva Braun, unfortunately is dead.


42 posted on 12/19/2012 8:34:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: wolfman
still an order of magnitude more plausible than what that silly fat cow put forth...
43 posted on 12/19/2012 8:36:34 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

but then she gets the flu

what a frigging cop out this is and the media always frigging cover for these loons.

I;m sick of this media and the idiots which think their masters tell them the truth


44 posted on 12/20/2012 8:50:08 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: jmcenanly

why not , obama is present and she is sick.
The left always do this crap and the media defends and covers for them.

Even this morning I heard obama saying he has instructed Biden and others to come up with a gun law bill and has to be on his desk by January.

The man is incapable of doing any work, he passes the buck all the time and thinks his job is campaign and sign bills which is sidekicks write for him.

Why doens;t he come up with a bill, why not he get some bills drew up, no he attacks the GOP and never shows any leadership but gets praise for not telling the DOJ to sue states or cities which ignore federal law but does sue states and towns which enforce laws.


45 posted on 12/20/2012 9:25:24 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

HAHAHAHAHA! great Belushi moment.


46 posted on 12/21/2012 10:38:32 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Wurlitzer

You can drop sympathisers.....


47 posted on 05/29/2013 5:44:14 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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