Call me overheated

As we have noted, Hillary Clinton collapsed at the observation of the 9/11 memorial in New York City this morning. The video below provides an excellent view. The press was kept away from Clinton. Clinton spokesmen had nothing to say for 90 minutes following her collapse. When one of Clinton’s spokesmen piped up, he only allowed that she felt “overheated.” Secretary Clinton isn’t taking any question but she proclaims she’s “feeling great.”

Suggesting possible causes, the Times’s Jonathan Martin and Amy Chozick want to throw Clinton a lifeline: “A campaign spokesman didn’t immediately respond to questions about whether Sunday’s incident was related to her medication or allergies.” I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s none of the above.

The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza perfectly represents the willing suspension of disbelief with which the mainstream media support the Clintons. Only this past Tuesday, with perfect timing, Cillizza ruled Clinton’s health “a totally ridiculous issue.” The next day Cillizza explained: “Why I wrote about John McCain’s health in 2008 (and don’t think we should write about Hillary’s health now).”

As of today, Cillizza has relented. He declares that the issue is not “totally ridiculous.” I’m certainly feeling better already. Not much given to introspection, however, Cillizza doesn’t ask if he may have been a chump as late as this past Wednesday. I should think that would be a hard question to avoid under the circumstances.

The Times and others credit Clinton’s citation of seasonal allergies as the cause of her coughing fits. I may be mistaken, but I think the allergy that covers both Clinton’s coughing fits and her collapse today is Clinton’s intense aversion to the truth. It’s not seasonal, it afflicts her night and day and the condition is even more critical than the state of her health, whatever it may be.