Concussion Discussion [UPDATED]

I hate to pile on, Aggie (see her post “The Real Question” below), but we’re just getting started.

Charles Krauthammer puts it just so:

“We haven’t heard anything. We know as much about her concussion as we know about (Venezuelan president) Hugo Chavez. This is an open society, she is the secretary of state, she has disappeared,” said Krauthammer, who called the media’s handling of the Benghazi story since Sept. 11 “astonishing.”

“Everything that you hear about the Benghazi affair is not true,” said Krauthammer, pointing out a new report that revealed four State Department employees who were forced to resign over the security failures at the U.S. Consulate are actually still being paid.

“Is there anything that they’ve told us about this affair – a serious affair, four dead Americans, a sacked embassy, and the first assassination of an ambassador in 30 years – that has turned out to be so? As of now, nothing.”

“Everything that you hear about the Benghazi affair is not true.”

Ain’t that the truth.

BTW, you know what Bill said to Hillary when she bumped her head, don’t you?

“You better put some ice on that.”

Thank goodness someone is trying to enforce accountability:

Clinton has pledged to remain in the job until Kerry is confirmed, which Obama said he was confident would happen “quickly.” The Senate is expected to take up Kerry’s nomination in early January, but multiple Republican senators have already said they won’t agree to a vote on Kerry’s nomination until Clinton testifies about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. Illness and a concussion has prevented Clinton from appearing thus far.

Take care of yourself, Madame Secretary. There’s a lot of ebola going around.

Hey, look what the cat dragged in!

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will return to work next week after a nasty bout with stomach flu and a concussion sidelined her for three weeks.

“The Secretary continues to recuperate at home. She had long planned to take this holiday week off, so she had no work schedule,” her spokesman, Deputy Assistant Secretary Philippe Reines said in a statement. “She looks forward to getting back to the office next week and resuming her schedule.”

Clinton spent the holidays with her family after working from home for the past week. Clinton’s doctors, in a statement released last weekend, said they told her to cancel all work events and “rest and avoid any strenuous activity.”

Clinton was recovering from the stomach flu when she fainted and suffered a concussion.

Her doctors have grounded her from overseas travel for several more weeks, but her return to the State Department paves the way for her to testify before Congress on the September 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic office in Benghazi, Libya.

Seriously, we’re glad she’s feeling better. There’s so much we’d like to discuss!

One official has resigned and three more have been disciplined in the wake of the report.

Incorrect, CNN! One official was reassigned, and the other three didn’t get taken out for ice cream. That was the extent of the “discipline”.

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