We have all come to understand that Hillary Clinton is, perhaps next to Barack Obama, the least transparent politician in American history. The skeletons in her political closet would most likely make the secrets held by people like Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, and Franklin Roosevelt seem like Sunday morning religious cartoons.
In another of many damning releases by Wikileaks, one of Hillary Clinton’s deepest and most closely held secrets seems to have bubbled to the surface. In responding to a question posed by ABC News about what surprised her in covering Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, reporter Amy Chozick responded, “She likes to drink.” With this revelation a plethora of questions about Clinton’s health and her many belligerent tirades are raised.
While many have posited that Hillary Clinton’s many health irregularities may be signaling a more serious underlying disease, with this information one has to consider the notion that Hillary Clinton may have an alcohol problem. In fact, all of the incidents that have led to the many questions surrounding Clinton’s health can be explained by alcoholism.
This wouldn’t be the first time that a former First Lady has an alcohol problem. In fact, the pressures of the position and the detachment from their spouses – not to mention the stress the presidency puts on a marriage, have been storied over the years. But a former First Lady with an alcohol problem running for the presidency; that has never happened before and the notion is worth exploring.
Asked by ABC News what surprised her the most in covering Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, Chozick was to the point. That ABC would cover the comment in their online edition was, in the very least, surprising.
“Hmm,” Chozick began. “She likes to drink. We were on the campaign trail in 2008 and the press thought she was just taking shots to pander to voters in Pennsylvania. Um, no.”
This observation from someone whose job it is to cover, examine, explore, and otherwise get to know a political candidate personally is as telling as it is damning. It is a third-party observation that might be denied, but that denial would have every reason to be suspect.
When we look at video of Hillary Clinton needing help up the stairs, or needing step stools to gain access to armored SUVs, these instabilities can be explained by a state of intoxication. That no one is allowed to approach Mrs. Clinton unless she approves would serve as a barrier to the public to protect her intoxication from detection.
During campaign rallies and political functions, her sudden blank stares, her stuttering, her disconnected rhetoric and inappropriate eye movement can all be explained by attempting to rule out alcoholism. Each of these actions are actions that can bee seen in alcoholics.
So, too, are Mrs. Clinton’s frequent fainting spells signs of alcoholism. Excessive consumption of alcohol causes dehydration because alcohol is a diuretic. Her own physician has said she is frequently dehydrated and that dehydration has cause her to have fainting spells.
It would also explain why Hillary Clinton emerged rejuvenated from her daughter Chelsea’s apparent after her fainting episode on September 11th of this year. A simple injection of vitamin B12 can often give an alcoholic an immediate boost of energy in the face of dehydration.
Then there are the frequent and documented tyrannical and profanity-laden outbursts she executes toward the Secret Service and military personnel that are tasked with providing protection to her. If Mrs. Clinton is an angry drunk, this explains those events. It also explains the many high-energy arguments that White House insiders say took place late at night in the residence.
We, the voters, should know is a person vying for the most important job in the country is a raging alcoholic. With Chozick’s observation we have the right to ask. Now, more than ever, Hillary Clinton must release un-redacted and full-disclosure copies of her medical records.