What’s Up With Hillary And All Those Pillows?
Visit the “Shop Hillary” website and you can buy the usual T-Shirts, totes, lapel pins, mugs and keychains, but for $55 you can also have your very own cross-stitch throw pillow (already stitched, because Hillary supporters apparently don’t “do” cross stitch) emblazoned: “A WOMAN’S PLACE IS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.”
Apparently, Hillary likes pillows.
She likes them so much it seems she has them everywhere she goes – television interviews, speeches, anywhere she needs to be seated.
The Washington Post reported that UCLA had to agree to provide “two long, rectangular pillows — and that two cushions be kept backstage in case the chair was too deep and she needed additional back support” as part of Hillary’s contract to speak at the university.
It wouldn’t be unheard of for a woman of Clinton’s age – she will be 69 by the time of the election, and build – she is noticeably overweight, to require a little support at the end of a long day of campaigning. Standing at a podium making speeches, walking along a rope line shaking hands day after day could take a toll.
But Hillary isn’t campaigning on a daily basis and she’s not on her feet for hours each day. In fact, she often takes entire weekends off, which draws a sharp contrast with her opponent who seems to thrive on a schedule of three or four rallies and appearances a day – every day. Trump turned 60 in June.
Now photographs of Clinton being propped up by pillows are being circulated online, raising concerns about her health.
Past presidential candidates did not disclose information about medical conditions.
President Franklin Roosevelt knew he was dying when he ran for an unprecedented fourth term in 1944, hoping to see the end of World War II. He died within months, leaving an unprepared Vice-President Harry Truman to finish the war.
And although the public was aware of JFK’s back trouble that made a rocking chair a part of the Oval Office’s décor, they were in the dark about his Addison’s diagnosis.
In both cases, knowledge of the candidates’ medical condition might well have influenced the vote.
Clinton has a history of falls, sustaining a concussion in December 2012 just prior to her scheduled testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
She developed a blood clot and double vision as a result, and although she claimed to have recovered quickly, her husband, former President Bill Clinton, said that it took her “six months of hard work.”
In a January 2013 email, longtime aide, Huma Abedin, wrote of the need to “go over the calls for tomorrow,” because “she was in bed for a nap… Very imp to do that. She’s often confused.”
And, apparently, in need of a pillow.
Seem more Hillary & pollow photos at: Heat St.