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January 3, 2013

A Few Takes on the “Hillary Leaving the Hospital” Photo

1. Though hardly anyone talking about it, Dems (so many women, too) watch 2016 possibly pass before their eyes.

2. That marriage remains source of endless fascination. Chelsea the glue.

3. “This is a no” from no smoking sign is ominous. (Always wonder if photographers see elements like this before or after.)

4. Photo a real splash of cold water on the “Hillary is cool” meme. Demonstrates there’s social media and then there’s reality.

5. Bet you anything the Clintons talked the hospital out of the “leave in the wheelchair” policy.

From: Photos: Hillary Clinton leaves hospital (

(photo: Joshua Lott/Reuters caption: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves New York Presbyterian Hospital with husband, Bill (TOP R), and daughter, Chelsea (R), in New York, January 2, 2013. The secretary of state, who has not been seen in public since Dec. 7, was revealed on Sunday evening to be in a New York hospital under treatment for a blood clot that stemmed from a concussion she suffered in mid-December.)

  • jonst

    good riddance, let her pass. As low as this country has sunk to, I can’t believe it would sink so low to have another Bush and/or Clinton as President. Or maybe not? Maybe them both running would be the perfect metaphor…’here are your choices America, Bush or a Clinton’. Again. Yes, come to think of it….it may be a perfect sign of the times

    • black_dog_barking

      Every Republican presidential ticket from 1976 through 2004, eight elections, had either a Bush or a Dole on it.

  • Catherine McCallum

    The ‘leave in a wheelchair’ policy is stupid anyway, unless the patient is truly not ambulatory.

  • jonst

    my point exactly….are you offering that as a ‘pass’ therefore, for the Dems to do it? i.e. ‘The GOP does it so why can’t we?’ It is a sign of a corrupt oligarchy, if Bush and Clinton run. Or, one more sign, anyway.

  • black_dog_barking

    Nah, no pass. There is a kind of Dueling Banjos vibe about that little factoid that makes it a pretty good conversation stopper when someone starts in on a Clinton Dynasty rant. Haven’t heard many of those since the Limbaugh lost his mojo.

  • jonst

    yeah, if it is a Clinton Dynasty rant. But it was a Bush Clinton dynasty lament…not a rant. Though one man’s lament often looks like another mans rant. Funny how that works out. And actually, “Dynasty” is too grand a concept for me to use….for instance there was no Frank Costello “Dynasty”. Just a Mob pecking order.

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