Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Bill Clinton as Hillary's Edith Wilson

Arch progressive Woodrow Wilson’s second wife, Edith Bolling Galt (!), became substitute President of the United States when on October 2, 1919, the elected President was hit with a blockage of the flow of blood to his heart caused by a coronary artery clot, accompanied by a stroke that severely paralyzed him. The historical record is virtually unanimous that in a palace coup Edith Wilson closed off nearly all outside access to the President, hid and lied about his condition, and assumed the responsibilities of the presidency of the United States herself.

In the last few days, I’ve been reminded of Edith Wilson’s substitute presidency as suspicious reports about Hillary Clinton’s medical conditions have increased from a mere dribble to an increasing flood.

Imagine: Hillary wins the election, the pressure of the presidency – a crashing economy, unstoppable terrorism and perhaps war – triggers whatever seems to be happening in her brain even today.

Elbowing aside Tim Kaine, the hapless Vice President, Bill Clinton – whose own physical and mental conditions are already suspect -- becomes substitute President, aided and abetted by the likes of John Podesta and Sidney Blumenthal. 

For Americans to knowledgeably assess the likelihood of this happening, there must today begin a nationwide roar from Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and Independents demanding that Hillary Clinton disclose all of her medical records for the last decade.

If they are not forthcoming, the United States of America may find itself led by not one infirm Clinton, but two.

(PS: This is not an endorsement of Mr. Trump.)