Was Hillary Clinton contagious when she attended the 9/11 memorial service on Sunday, endangering many attending, not to mention, a few hours later, a little girl who happened to be on the sidewalk when Mrs. Clinton emerged, smile plastered on face, from her daughter’s apartment?
According to Fox News’ Nicole Kwan: “[Clinton’s doctor Lisa] Bardack neither revealed what type of pneumonia Clinton has, nor did she clarify whether it was a bacterial or viral infection of the lungs. Bacterial infections are not contagious, while viral infections are.”
Will we ever know? Not terribly likely, considering the Clinton record on transparency, which veers to the Soviet. But an article in the New York Post contains an inadvertent clue:
Clinton’s spokesman said that in addition to her illness, “several of the senior staff have been afflicted with something or other for the last few days.”
“I was sick for a couple of days. I had the mild form of it,” [Clinton spokesman Brian] Fallon said.
The stricken staffers included campaign manager Robby Mook, and two top aides who needed emergency medical treatment—one of whom was taken by ambulance to a hospital emergency room after collapsing from severe dehydration, People magazine reported.
Viral pneumonia? Quite possibly. At the very least, something was going around the Clinton campaign. Chuck Schumer has now claimed also to have had pneumonia.
Whatever the case, Mrs. Clinton was determined not to let her health, or anybody else’s for the matter, stand in the way of her presidential ambitions. It’s quite likely she didn’t even think about it, certainly not for the others at the memorial and probably not even for herself. The overweening ambition trumped all other indications, viral or bacterial. And no one was supposed to talk about her illness until, as it turned out, they were forced into what was called in Watergate times a “modified limited hangout” (i.e. half a half-truth).
As is well known, pneumonia for someone like Mrs. Clinton, who has the best medical care, is rarely serious. For many people, however, especially those over 60 and extending far beyond just the poor with insufficient medical care, it can be fatal. The lack of consideration for those people, many of whom we meet in our daily lives, is, well, sick.
This selfishness is yet one more example of Hillary Clinton’s overall behavior, which is almost pathologically selfish. In fact, I would remove the qualifier “almost.”
That is Hillary Clinton’s true sickness—selfishness to the highest power. Scratch that—selfishness for the highest power. She has a need to be president that has reached, over time, the level of an illness. It overcomes all, even real illness.
Yes, anyone running for president is likely to be selfish to some degree. It comes, sadly perhaps, with the job description. But Mrs. Clinton’s is on a different plateau. It is the selfishness of one whose political views have shifted wildly over time from socialist to capitalist and back because the views themselves are immaterial. They are merely the servants of ambition. That’s what views are for her, props for power. They are to be used and thrown away, like Kleenex. There will always be plenty more boxes.
It is this pathological selfishness that lies behind all the lying. That overweening ambition cum entitlement makes the lies disappear to the self. You didn’t do it. They materialize too quickly and automatically to even be noticed and are certainly not acknowledged. They are overwhelmed and are simply not there. hey never happened. Truth itself does not exist.
This accounts for the incredible lack of consideration for others and for the national security of the country she wishes to lead in moving her entire email correspondence to a private home-brew server easily hacked by a world of twelve-year-olds, as she must have known but didn’t care. It also accounts for those continual ever-changing excuses for it, with little or no attention to what she has said before. It’s as if she can’t remember what she said anyway, nor does she care about that either. Was it two or thirteen BlackBerrys? In any case, it doesn’t matter.
This selfishness could almost be called royalist in nature. We all see it, but few of us, almost none in the mainstream media, do anything about it. That James Comey could not find it in himself to bring charges against Hillary Clinton despite her having lied numerous times (when she wasn’t claiming not to recall the most obvious answers to the most obvious questions) is testament to the fact that she is regarded as a royal and therefore expected to be selfish. That’s what royals do. They lie and are immune to prosecution.
Hillary is a candidate, all right, but for queen, not president.
We have reached the point where almost the entire Democratic Party accepts that fact as well as a good percentage of our media. In that way they are as sick as Mrs. Clinton. They enable each other.
Forget whether or not she really had pneumonia or what her malady indeed may be. Forget even the must-see videos by Dr. Ted Noel that make a convincing case that Mrs. Clinton has Parkinson’s disease, which she and her minions would then have unconscionably hidden from the public. (What was the reason for those odd blue sunglasses she wore on a cloudy day at the memorial?) Whatever her illness, it is only a symptom. Amorality is her true sickness.
Roger L. Simon is a prize-winning novelist, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and co-founder of PJ Media. His most recent book is—I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn’t Already. You can read an excerpt here.