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Hillary Clinton Hospitalized: Details on the Secretary of State's Scary Health Emergency

by Maressa Brown on December 30, 2012 at 10:08 PM

hillary clinton secretary of stateSecretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized at New York Presbyterian Hospital today after doctors say she suffered a blood clot during a follow-up exam related to a concussion she suffered this month, said her spokesman, Deputy Assistant Secretary Philippe Reines. He elaborated that Hillary will remain at the hospital for the next 48 hours, so doctors can "continue to assess" her condition, "including other issues associated with her concussion," treat her with anti-coagulants, and "determine if any further action is required." Ugh.

The concussion occurred while Hillary was suffering from a stomach virus earlier in the month. (You know, the same virus some conservatives were claiming to be political fakery that would conveniently allow the Secretary of State to avoid testifying in an open Congressional hearing about the September 11 U.S. Consulate attacks in Benghazi -- which now sounds even more ridiculous.) She fainted due to dehydration, causing the concussion. So scary.

While Reines didn't specify where the blood clot was, thankfully it sounds like her doctors have the situation under control ... Still, it's just plain horrible to think about Hillary suffering from an emergency health issue like this. We always see her looking so strong and so cool (especially over the past year, what with the Texts from Hillary meme and all), so in control, so jet-set, having logged more than 400 travel days and nearly a million miles.

Hillary was actually supposed to return to work this week, after having been out for the past three weeks due to this illness. But clearly, her personal well-being and full recovery now is much, much more important. Fingers crossed her condition improves quickly, but also completely before she heads back to D.C. to wrap up her incredibly busy tenure as secretary of state. Because while it may not be right away, we're talking about a truly amazing, inspiring, potentially presidential stateswoman here. A woman who MUST get well soon, because well after she walks away from the State Department, she'll still have a lot of work to do.

How did you react to this news about Secretary Clinton?


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  • bleed...


    December 30, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    I'm glad they caught it soon. Blood clots can be very dangerous.

  • tuffy...


    December 30, 2012 at 10:48 PM
    Well, we can all rest assured it isn't an attack of conscience, considering she hasn't got one. Lying ass liar. I hope she gets just what she deserves.
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    Eye Roll

    December 30, 2012 at 10:55 PM
    tuffy, if Karma is real, you should be very worried.
  • DebaLa


    December 30, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Wow. And WOW. ^ Well wishes to Mrs Clinton.

  • PonyC...


    December 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    It's a sad state of affairs when I look at this story and think, "man, I really hope that she's truly sick, and that she gets better... and not that it's some elaborate scheme to continue the Benghazi cover-up."

    Because THAT is what I think this administration - and the government in general - is capable of.

    And yes, I do hope that she is ok. I do not wish anything bad on her. I don't like her, I am horrified at the thought of her as President, and I look forward to her true retirement from politics.

    But I don't want her sick. I don't want her suffering. That's just cruel.

  • cmjaz


    December 30, 2012 at 11:08 PM
    I don't like her politics, but I hope she's well and recovers fully. I don't think she's crazy enough to try for another Presidential run. Its too taxing on the health. I swear Obama has aged 20 years in the past 6 years.
  • tuffy...


    December 30, 2012 at 11:10 PM
    ER, I don't believe in Karma to begin with, and I merely said I hope she gets what she deserves. Perhaps you are unfamiliar with the true concept of Karma? Religions as a subject of study are interesting to me. You might like it, too.
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    December 30, 2012 at 11:11 PM
    Wow, some people are just plain ugly inside. Tuffymama I hope you never have anything bad happen to you. But you deserve to. Just plain ugly.
  • tuffy...


    December 30, 2012 at 11:19 PM
    bradley, I've suffered in life. I also have a keen sense of good and bad people, and a very sensitive bullshit meter. Ol Hill is an evil sack of shit.
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    Lowell meyer

    December 30, 2012 at 11:25 PM
    This lady does not want to be questioned and all this is a another move to keep it from happening. Next thing will be she can't remember anything because of the both of these incidents. She is a phoney and always has been. She like Obama have blood on their hands.
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