Karl Rove's newest questions about Hillary Clinton seem to be obvious missteps. He was quoted in a friendly paper, saying Hillary Clinton had suffered brain damage in a fall a couple of years ago.
He denied saying that. He had only said she had fallen, had a serious head injury, and had been seen wearing special glasses designed for brain injured people. That's all he had said. Very innocent.
Oh, and one other thing. You know, she's very, very old.
She'll be 69 by the time of the 2016 elections. She will be 77 if she serves two terms. And this ends up being an issue.
I would remind you, John McCain - here's the headline from U.S. News and World Report: "McCain's age and past health problems could be an issue in the presidential campaign". This happens every presidential campaign.
- Karl Rove, Fox News Monday, May 12, 2014
You might think Republicans would distance themselves from this one. Here's the chairman of the Republican National Committee.
I think that health and age is fair game. It's fair game for Ronald Reagan. It's fair game for John McCain. When people came at John McCain and said maybe he's psychologically not fit because he was a prisoner of war.
- Reince Priebus, Chairman, Republican National Committee, May 18, 2014
"People" said that, did they?
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