Well, a lot of folks who saw her talking to the press last night noticed that she could barely keep her eyes open. Some suggested that she was drugged up like a Bill Clinton escort, but that's just unkind.
What we do know is that her doctor, Lisa Bardack, is either lying on Pantsuit's behalf or engaged in improper medical procedure:
On Friday, September 9th, she was seen and evaluated in my office. A non-contrast chest CT scan, including a CTA calcium score, was performed. This test allowed for specific imaging of her lungs while also following up on cardiac risk stratification from 2010 given her family history of heart disease.
If you've never had the pleasure, allow me to briefly enlighten you. I've had around two dozen CT scans, and here's the way they go: they stick an I.V. in you right off the bat, then slide you into the tube for about 20 minutes worth of non-contrast imaging. Then they slide you back out, inject contrast solution, and slide you back in for the contrast scan. That's standard; the non-contrast can be compared to the contrast scan - the non-con is essentially the "control", while the contrast images provide significantly greater detail. That's how it's done. Every time.
Moreover, as other physicians have noted:
A "CTA" is a cat-scan angiogram. It always requires contrast. Always. It cannot be included in a "non-contrast CT scan".
As well, Pantsuit is on a Coumadin medication. This indicates that she suffers from hypercoagulation, and is used as a last-ditch effort blood thinner. Coumadin was initially developed as a rat poison (Warfarin), which in her case seems oddly appropriate.
Makes one wonder why her motorcade now includes an ambulance, eh?
As for her campaign (and complicit media) lambasting Ferret on "birtherism", even lefty Politico reported on its origins some five years ago:
Then, as Obama marched toward the presidency, a new suggestion emerged: That he was not eligible to serve. (See: Birther debate alive across U.S.)
That theory first emerged in the spring of 2008, as Clinton supporters circulated an anonymous email questioning Obama’s citizenship.
“Barack Obama’s mother was living in Kenya with his Arab-African father late in her pregnancy. She was not allowed to travel by plane then, so Barack Obama was born there and his mother then took him to Hawaii to register his birth,” asserted one chain email that surfaced on the urban legend site Snopes.com in April 2008.
But hey! Pantsuit and whatzisname have a new book out, featuring Tim giving the Nazi salute on the cover! So that's big news. Ordinarily, supporters would be snapping it up, but as mentioned here previously, even The New York Times calls it a flop. And reviews on Amazon have been brutal:
Pre-ordered an autographed copy but had to return it after this week's announcement as I was worried it was contaminated with pneumonia bacteria. I didn't want to end up exposed to the illness like her grandkids in Chelsea's apartment she was playing with on 9/11 after she collapsed, or the little girl she was hugging in the street afterwards. Thought about ordering the Kindle version but I thought it might open my device up to being hacked by communist countries. I wasn't too surprised to see Tim Kaine on the front cover giving the traditional National Socialist salute, I felt it fitting. Strongly recommended for those who believe the USA isn't anything special and should be more like the peaceful utopias of North Korea, Iran, or Cuba.
I was going to read this book.....I really was. But just as I got started, I found myself under sniper fire, passed out, and fell and hit my head. After that I got double vision and had to wear glasses that were so damn thick I couldn't even see to read. Then I had an allergic reaction to something and started coughing so hard I spit out what looked like a couple of lizard's eyeballs, my limbs locked up, and I passed out and fell down again, waking up only to find out I had been diagnosed with pneumonia 2 days earlier. Somehow I managed to power through it all, but it's a good thing I was able to make a small fortune on this random small trade in the commodities market (cattle futures or some such thing) and then, miracle of all miracles, a few banks offered me a few million to just talk to their employees for a few minutes - and all that really helped out because I swear I was dead broke and couldn't figure out how I was gonna come up with the 6 bucks to pay for this book, let alone pay the $1,500 for my health insurance this month. I still want to read it, but, honestly, what difference at this point does it make? I hear it sucks anyway.
This could be the first book on Amazon to garner more reviews than actual sales. They're trying to peddle it, but not making much headway. Some of the Amazon subsidiaries have it marked down to six bucks, and it's still not moving.