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Hillary Clinton’s working from home, but she can’t testify about Benghazi because shut up

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Just because everything Hillary Clinton has said about Benghazi has been a lie, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take her word for it that a dog ate her homework she fell down and hit her head and that’s why she can’t testify about Benghazi this week. After all, what possible motive could she have for lying, other than covering up her own incompetence and keeping this whole debacle from derailing her 2016 hopes?

CNN’S Security Clearance blog:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “on the mend” and working from home, the State Department’s spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Clinton had been recovering from a bout of stomach flu last week when she fainted and ended up with a concussion. Clinton informed the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs committees this weekend that she would be unable to testify at upcoming hearings about the deadly events in Benghazi, Libya, at the advice of her doctors. In her place, deputies Thomas Nides and Bill Burns will testify on Thursday.

Clinton was finishing her cover letter to Congress to accompany the independent Benghazi review that was just completed, as she recuperates at home from her concussion injury and stomach virus, spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters…

Nuland said that it was “completely untrue” that Clinton was using her illness to avoid testifying this week about Benghazi, allegations made in the New York Post opinion page and on Fox News by former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton.

“She’s going to be absolutely fine. She is working at home,” Nuland said. “She’s been on the phone and in e-mail contact with senior staff. She’s been working on other issues – Syria, the DPRK [North Korea] today. These are people that don’t know what they are talking about…”

Typically, a concussion will lead to doctors’ ordering “brain rest,” said Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent.

“You almost want to give the brain rest as well. Doctors will literally say don’t read anything, don’t watch television, don’t get on a computer. You really want to put the brain to rest for a while to allow the brain to recover from a concussion.”

So she’s ignoring that advice, which may or may not have been given by doctors whose names we don’t know. And she’s at home, not in a hospital. But she still can’t testify, because she just can’t. Now drop it already, wingnut.

You know who I blame? I blame the guy who made that YouTube video criticizing Islam. If not for him, Hillary wouldn’t have falsely blamed him for Benghazi and she wouldn’t have to dodge testimony now. I’m glad he’s still in jail.

Great news, though: Mistakes were made, but nobody’s to blame for Benghazi. Ambassador Christopher Stevens could not be reached for comment.

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Jim Treacher