— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) December 15, 2012
If only Nixon knew all he had to do was “fall down.” I think TAM naga5 said it best over at Twitter:
— rick nagasawa (@ricknagasawa) December 15, 2012
Here’s how the ‘story’ unfolded:
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who skipped an overseas trip this past week because of a stomach virus, sustained a concussion after fainting, the State Department said Saturday…The statement said Ms. Clinton was dehydrated because of the virus and that she fainted and sustained a concussion. She will continue to work from home…
Ms. Clinton’s aides on Saturday informed the Senate committee chairman, Senator John Kerry, about her health, and the Massachusetts Democrat “insisted that given her condition, she could not and should not appear” as planned, said Kerry spokeswoman Jodi Seth. Senior department officials are expected to testify instead.
Next we have Sen. John Kerry, whom Hillary helped considerably with the inevitable SecState nomination by opposing Susan Rice, insisting Hillary “should not appear” to testify.
A spokeswoman for Sen. John Kerry, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, said Clinton’s office contacted Kerry Saturday about her concussion.
“Secretary Clinton’s team contacted Senator Kerry this morning to inform them of the secretary’s concussion,” Jodi Seth said. “Senator Kerry was relieved to hear that the Secretary is on the mend, but he insisted that given her condition, she could not and should not appear on Thursday as previously planned, and that the nation’s best interests are served by the report and hearings proceeding as scheduled with senior officials appearing in her place.”
Or, as Tweep Cherylyn notes:
@heytammybruce All wrapped up in a pretty bow!
— Cherylyn HarleyLeBon (@HarleyLeBon) December 15, 2012