Overheating in 80-degree weather while wearing a dark suit more appropriate for a chilly boardroom is not surprising.
Let's be real: Conservatives haven't been fanning conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton's health because they are concerned about her.
The notion that Hillary Clinton, who has basically worked 16-hour days for years, is too soft is 120% about gender. Full stop.
The Clinton Campaign May Just Stop Giving A Fuck
The media has really descended on this whole Hillary Clinton health thing, and political reporters as a whole seem pretty peeved that they had to wait two whole days and a fainting spell before learning that the candidate had pneumonia. They would like for her to be more forthcoming about everything all the time ever! They have a point. And, oh my gosh, how much easier would that make everything? Maybe the ultimate result of this whole crazy, ridiculous, foaming-at-the-mouth-for-details-of-Hillary-Clinton's-medical-records-like-they've-never-foamed-for-Trump's-and-also-remember-Cheney's-heart-condition? frenzy will be that the Clinton campaign will finally loosen up the info-sphincter and be more forthcoming when it comes to these types of things. It's already pledged to release more health records, after all. You all went bananas over "basket of deplorables?" YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET. I am ready for a Clinton campaign that gives zero fucks. It is time. And it would be amazing. But in the meantime, let's just hope that her campaign staff can get her to drink more water.
You all went bananas over 'basket of deplorables?' YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET.
Hillary Clinton surely did not intend to become a walking (pneumonia) advertisement for the importance of self-care, but she has — and that is good for women, many of whom have taken to Twitter to point out that we habitually work through illnesses because shizz needs to get done. "It's not always easy for a woman (esp. a mom) to stop and self-care. She is usually vilified for it," writer Wendy Fontaine tweeted. "So glad Hillary is feeling better! Let's remember self-care is the most important. If we are running on E, we aren't able to do for others," tweeted blogger Khadejah Stegall. And former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm chimed in, more than a bit wearily: "To press lamenting @HillaryClinton's health/transparency: 'powering through' illness is what women do: stoically, every. single. day." Added entrepreneur Katie Klabusich: "It's possible Hillary didn't think to alert everyone to her illness b/c like most women since the dawn of time, she works when she's sick." And possibly the best effect of this whole thing is that everyone with access to the news cycle has been reminded of the importance of staying hydrated. I am proud to share that I switched from Diet Coke to water halfway through this story. Thank you, Hillary. BRB going to the bathroom.