Skip to comments.Bill Clinton Becomes Ill on Trip Down Under
Posted on 02/22/2006 6:22:48 AM PST by areafiftyone
Former President Clinton toughed it out as long as he could today, speaking to a group of 1,000 business people in the morning and making it to a separate function with Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer before he had to beg off other engagements due to illness.
The Australian Associated Press reports that Clinton excused himself from a press conference, and headed off to his hotel room surrounded by secret service agents.
"I don't think he's been feeling very well for the last couple of days," Downer told reporters.
"It wasn't anything major, he's just been to India and then came here," said Max Markson, who arranged Clinton's trip Down Under. "He just felt a bit sick yesterday and spent most of the day in bed. He was just a bit tired."
"The international statesman was in Sydney for a whirlwind visit to address a major business summit and sign a $25 million agreement with the Australian government to tackle HIV/AIDS in the Asia-Pacific region," reports the AAP, after having been in India and Pakistan the week before.
Clinton has been on jetting around the world recently to promote the work of his William J. Clinton Foundation in fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS.
On Tuesday, before falling ill, Clinton seemed fine, and answered myriad questions from reporters and others at the Global Business Forum on everything from the Muhammad cartoon issue to the War on Terror.
I think he should keep travelling and stay as far away from the US as possible.
"Bill Clinton Becomes Ill on Trip Down Under"
Trip down under??
Uhm, Bad Sushi?
"Trip Down Under"
Beavis: Heh heh
Butthead: Huh huh
Ironic isn't it, that Bill Clinton could possibly die on foreign soil....the soil he loves so well.
Yes, stay put down under for about 10 years.
He found a girl already?!!!
Bill didn't look so well yesterday as you can see from this thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1583165/posts
I'd like to see him try that and live.
LIAR! You know darn well what she's going to do. When Clinton says "I really don't know" ... he's lying through his teeth.
Put some ice on it, Bill.
I wonder if Hillary will get a sympathy vote if he kicks off right before the primaries start next year?
If the polls show this, I would recommend that he stay out of the country and away from anyone Hillary might have on hire.
Remember Jim McDougal died in prison, wanting to talk to the special prosecutor, with his heart medicine out of reach and nobody bothering to respond to his cries for it.
Clinton falling ill makes my day...
He probably caught something while in Thailand on a sex tour or something
Sorry - its' just too easy....
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