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  •  Who said migraine sufferers? (1+ / 0-)
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    googie

    Most of the folks I've known have been chronic pain patients, taking opiate loads that would stop a horse.

    Because they're acclimated, they don't get high.

    And ya do know that medical history is privileged information, right?

    We have NO right to demand it, and she is under NO obligation to release it.

    To protect everybodies' privacy, that's how it's gotta be.

    Look, i get that ya hate her- just try to see a larger picture.

    •  But shouldn't we know what medications she's (2+ / 0-)
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      coquiero, NonnyO

      been taking for pain (for years) if she wants us to consider her for the presidency?

      It's not just about 'whether or not I hate her,' or this person or that person hates her---

      --isn't it a legitimate question to ask, about a person seeking leadership of the United States...especially one who has an established record of lying about easily checked issues, a person who actually has floated conspiracy theories?

      I understand that we have no right to DEMAND it (your caps),
      but shouldn't we try to find out, the way that we'd want to find out what kind of medications a bus driver or airplane pilot was on?

      Co-author of the first political biography of Michele Bachmann: Michele Bachmann's America

      by Bill Prendergast on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 09:56:17 AM PDT

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      •  In a word, No. (2+ / 0-)
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        Actbriniel, googie

        Her medication is between her and her doctors.

        •  Okay, well than that settles that, then. (1+ / 0-)
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          coquiero

          Even any pain medications that she's taking that haven't been prescribed by a doctor? (I'm speculating of course, but we must agree to disagree--if, for example, Rush Limbaugh is taking unprescribed oxycontin for back pain I think we're all entitled to learn about that.)

          I'll let you go now, because you have a lot of other people to write to regarding this, today. Thanks for your informed input.

          Co-author of the first political biography of Michele Bachmann: Michele Bachmann's America

          by Bill Prendergast on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 10:03:49 AM PDT

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