From Rupert Murdoch's NYPost:
Karl Rove stunned a conference when he suggested Hillary Clinton might have brain damage.And then the lying starts.
Onstage with Robert Gibbs and CBS correspondent and “Spies Against Armageddon” co-author Dan Raviv, Rove said Republicans should keep the Benghazi issue alive.
He said if Clinton runs for president, voters must be told what happened when she suffered a fall in December 2012.
The official diagnosis was a blood clot. Rove told the conference near LA Thursday, “Thirty days in the hospital? And when she reappears, she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what’s up with that.”The pagesix writer notes one of Rove's mistakes:
Despite Rove’s claims, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was discharged from New York Presbyterian Hospital after spending three days undergoing treatment for a potentially life-threatening blood clot.3 days, 30 days, what's the difference when you're lying to the American public?
But what were the glasses for?
Let's turn to ABC for that one:
The thick glasses Hillary Clinton has been wearing in public since returning from a concussion and blood clot last month are the result of lingering effects of her health problems, a Clinton aide confirms.But here's the kicker.
"She'll be wearing these glasses instead of her contacts for a period of time because of lingering issues stemming from her concussion," said spokesman Philippe Reines. "With them on she sees just fine."
Didn't Rove's friends on the right say that she was faking it all along? Why yes they did - including, oddly enough, Murdoch's NYPost:
Clinton’s story beggars belief: While traveling in Europe, she contracted a stomach virus . . . which made her dehydrated . . . which made her faint at home . . . which caused her to fall and hit her head . . . which gave her a nasty concussion.But back to page six. A Clinton spokesperson is quoted as saying:
Karl Rove has deceived the country for years, but there are no words for this level of lying.But it's probably the new normal.