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Bowtie boy Tucker Carlson's website The Daily Caller has the scoop:

Stress-related condition ‘incapacitates’ Bachmann; heavy pill use alleged

In late July 2010, Rep. Michele Bachmann’s then-communications director, Dave Dziok, told his boss that he planned to take a new job with the public relations firm Edelman.

Dziok had worked for Bachmann for two and a half years, a relatively long period by the standards of her office, and was leaving on good terms.

Staff turnover can frustrate any employer, but Bachmann responded more dramatically. Dziok’s departure triggered a debilitating medical episode that landed the congresswoman in urgent care.

“Within 24 hours she was in the hospital,” a former aide says.

Bachmann was admitted to a Washington, D.C. hospital on Friday, July 30, and released that same day. She flew home to Minnesota to recuperate, missing a scheduled campaign event with Sen. Roy Blunt.

It’s “nothing folks should worry about going forward,” Dziok told reporters at the time, refusing to specify why Bachmann had been hospitalized.

It was, according to three people who have worked closely with Bachmann, not an isolated event. (Bachmann signs ‘Cut, Cap, and Balance’ pledge, adds promise to defund Obamacare)

The Minnesota Republican frequently suffers from stress-induced medical episodes that she has characterized as severe headaches. These episodes, say witnesses, occur once a week on average and can “incapacitate” her for days at time. On at least three occasions, Bachmann has landed in the hospital as a result.

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In a different era, this type of incapacitation would go unreported.

A stroke incapacitated Wilson at the end of 1919, leaving the executive branch nearly rudderless during his last year in office.  Diagnosed with high blood pressure in 1906, the stress of the presidency finally wore him down.  The stroke increased his stubbornness, and he refused to allow the cabinet to meet without him (the cabinet would not meet at all for seven months).  Most of the business of the presidency was funneled through Edith Wilson who insulated him from anything that might excite him.

Eleanor Roosevelt also had to cover for the diminished capacity of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as his health began to deteriorate beginning when he contracted near-fatal polio in 1921 at age 39:

"...the president’s health did have an effect on his work capacity. “When he was confronting a big, demanding issue like Yalta,” Burns adds, “he was at top form. With many other lesser issues, he was either not involved or simply did not have the patience and the time to give them as much as he would have given earlier.

If leadership is the devil in the details—meaning that you do deal with the smaller stuff—then Roosevelt was not giving leadership in that sense.” Historian Robert H. Ferrell points out that FDR’s diminished stamina during his final year caused him to give short shrift to a host of issues, some of them not small stuff; he counts among them war strategy decisions in the Pacific theater, requests for American support from Vietnamese nationalist Ho Chi Minh, the Jewish Holocaust in Europe, and the urgent need for Vice President Harry Truman to receive some preparation for the possibility of unexpectedly assuming the presidency.

Ferrell estimates that toward the end, FDR was able to work only between one and four hours a day.

“The cost to the Republic was surely great,” he writes. “Roosevelt in his last year was arguably as incapacitated as President Wilson had been, a shell of his former self, unable to keep abreast of the great decisions he had left to the end of the war, too ill or too arrogant to inform his successor about them.”

John F. Kennedy, through a gentlemen's agreement with the press, was able to shield the world from how sick and medicated he actually was during his presidency:

Kennedy's Addisonism was diagnosed in 1947 by a physician in London. Kennedy had probably been suffering (literally) from the disease for years, if not decades. After the diagnosis, he was given less than a year to live. He was so ill during the sea voyage home from England, in October 1947, that he was given the last rites [3f]. Yet, during the 1960 presidential race, the JFK campaign flatly denied that JFK had Addison disease.

The Kennedy campaign used a very narrow definition of Addision disease, namely, insufficiency of the adrenal glands caused by tuberculosis. This was deliberate, calculated, and grossly misleading. Bumgarner calls it "undoubtedly one of the most cleverly laid smoke screens ever put down around a politician" [More] [3g]. Adrenal insufficiency, no matter how caused, is a serious matter....

It is sometimes mentioned that Kennedy had a tan year-round. In most of North America, this is unusual, and raises the question of disease. Addison disease, for example, causes bronzing of the skin that is often mistaken for a tan. (An Addisonian tan would suggest that, despite the use of steroids, Kennedy's Addisonism was under-treated.)

Dr. Feelgood

Post and Robins, writing in 1993, thought it was "highly suggestive" that Kennedy took amphetamines while President, but considered it unproven. The recent Atlantic article states definitively that Kennedy received injections of amphetamines and painkillers from "Dr. Feelgood," a.k.a. Max Jacobson.

Kennedy dismissed concerns about the injections, saying, "I don't care if it's horse piss. It works." Jacobson's medical license was revoked in 1975. Previously, in 1969, all controlled substances in his possession were confiscated by the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. It is thought that Kennedy was under the influence of amphetamines when he made his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech.

Famous migraneurs include Julius Caesar, Vincent Van Gogh and the third U.S. President, Thomas Jefferson:

From age 19 on, Jefferson had a tendency to develop prolonged incapacitating headaches, usually at 7-8 year intervals, usually correlated with stress or grief...

Violent headache for two days after behaving awkwardly in front of a girl he fancied (March 1764, age 20);

Six week headache after his mother's death on March 31, 1776;

Six weeks of headache soon after arriving, unhappy and homesick, as minister to France in 1785;

While overburdened as Secretary of State, headaches recurred when he learned that a friend had become ill, but recovered (April 1790);

About this time he had a second set of headaches, lasting from sunrise to sunset each day for 6 weeks.

What a migrane is

Migraine (from the Greek words hemi, meaning half, and kranion, meaning skull) is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by moderate to severe headaches, and nausea.

It is about three times more common in women than in men.

The typical migraine headache is unilateral (affecting one half of the head) and pulsating in nature and lasting from 4 to 72 hours; symptoms include nausea, vomiting, photophobia (increased sensitivity to light), phonophobia (increased sensitivity to sound); the symptoms are generally aggravated by routine activity.

Approximately one-third of people who suffer from migraine headaches perceive an aura—transient visual, sensory, language, or motor disturbances signalling that the migraine will soon occur.

Initial treatment is with analgesics for the headache, an antiemetic for the nausea, and the avoidance of triggers. The cause of migraine headache is unknown; the most supported theory is that it is related to hyper-excitability of the cerebral cortex and/or abnormal control of pain neurons in the trigeminal nucleus of the brainstem.

Her spokesperson's response:

The Daily Caller quotes a staffer saying Bachmann's migrane episodes “level her. They put her down. It’s actually sad. It’s very painful.”

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But Alice Stewart, a spokeswoman for Bachmann, said ”she suffers from migraines and they’re under control with medicine.” Stewart contested descriptions of the episodes as “incapacitating” Bachmann but did not specify how the descriptions were wrong. “The information you have is incorrect,” Stewart said. She declined to discuss Bachmann’s hospital visits at all, saying, “I’m not going to go into her medical history.”

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Michele Bachmann's alleged affliction, which is also being reported by Mother Jones, is a painful fate I wouldn't wish on anybody. I hope that she can get it treated so that she is not incapacitated once a week.

The political consequences of this development probably means we are looking at Gov. Rick Perry as the eventual GOP presidential nominee.


The Daily Caller's report about the alleged incapacitating migrane headaches will certainly become a part of conversation on whether or not Michele Bachmann is fit to become President. Do you thinkg:

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  •  Tip Jar (17+ / 0-)

    “The only thing that happens in an instant is destruction... but everything else requires time." - First Lady Michelle Obama

    by FiredUpInCA on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 10:42:48 PM PDT

    •  It is hard to believe this is Real (4+ / 0-)
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      These episodes, say witnesses, occur once a week on average and can “incapacitate” her for days at time.

      I don't see how she could possibly have functioned at all, let alone keep the demanding schedule of a Representative. It may very well be that she suffers from migraines, but I find it hard to believe that happen with the kind of frequency described or else she would scarcely be able to leave her house, let alone run for office.

      •  also that she would be treated and released (3+ / 0-)
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        radarlady, tardis10, dfe

        from the hospital all in the same day.  One problem is that migraine has been popularized to mean any severe headache regardless of source.  Migraine is a very specific medical diagnosis and while various meds have been developed to deal with migraines such as Stadol, even with medication, patients are usually too washed out or recovering from the meds' side effects.
        Unless the migraines point to an underlying health issue, it would appear to be irrelevant

      •  Of course its real (0+ / 0-)

        She knows shes a democrat, and this is fostering a huge subconscious conflict.

        If she admits  that shes a Dem, the conflict fades and so do her migraines.

        FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

        by Roger Fox on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 03:02:25 PM PDT

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    •  may be panic attacks. (4+ / 0-)
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      FiredUpInCA, marleycat, jayden, tcdup

      Her staff keep mum about this stuff and it is "reported to be" migraines.   However there is a chance, based on the descriptions of the circumstances surrounding the illness, that she's actually having panic attacks or anxiety attacks instead, and is being treated with antianxiety meds.  

      All of this stuff is miserable for anyone to go through, and not in any way a reflection on their character or personality.  

      However we can't have a President who is subject to recurring debilitating illness that affect his/her ability to perform the duties of office.  

      Thus the convergent conclusion that she will be seen as not medically fit for the office, and will not succeed in the primaries.

      As to whether Scary Perry the NAR guy will be the nominee, that remains to be seen.   But if he is, either the outcome will be a landslide for Obama or a slide into Dominionist theocratic fascism for the nation.  

  •  no (9+ / 0-)

    people not voting for her will.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 10:45:00 PM PDT

    •  Yep. Rep. Bachmann will not be the... (12+ / 0-)

      ...nominee. There's a lot more going wrong inside her head than migraines, and even most Republicans will come to see her as a liability long before next summer.

      Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I'll tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 10:54:16 PM PDT

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      •  when perry gets in (6+ / 0-)

        the tea party types will coalesce behind him. the obama team being smarter tacticians than were the gore and kerry teams, they might even welcome it. he will not stand up to much public scrutiny.

        The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

        by Laurence Lewis on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 11:03:02 PM PDT

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        •  Do you suppose he has a Rebel flag ... (5+ / 0-)

          ...belt buckle in his sock drawer?

          Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I'll tell you what you believe.

          by Meteor Blades on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 12:04:23 AM PDT

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        •  the way we squish Perry.... (2+ / 0-)
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          Laurence Lewis, history first

          .... is by running ads featuring his Texas secessionist video clip, and closing with some voice-over saying in effect that a secessionist is not fit to be President.  

          The whole secessionist thing will scare the living shit out of the middle-roaders, who view it as somewhere between Civil War fodder and anarchist crazy.  

          The only way Perry wins is if Obama has a huge personal scandal (probability zero) or the economy goes all the way down the toilet with 20% unemployment (could occur as a result of deliberate manipulation by certain elements in the plutocracy, but unlikely), or if the unthinkable happens (assassination).

          So about the last of those.  That's a wild card because we're talking about lone wolves that can't be predicted and are often driven by religious fanaticism.  So, we're back to 2008 where all of us have to be keeping our eyes open at all public events, campaign events, etc. etc., to look out for anyone or anything that appears to be a threat, and to be prepared to call for help or otherwise intervene on a moment's notice if needed.  

          Fortunately Obama has had the years in office to get completely accustomed to all the security routines and get all that experience working with the Secret Service on the nitty-gritty of personal protection.  None the less, the more people looking out for his safety, the better, and that means all of us.  

      •  Love it: (2+ / 0-)
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        GAladybug, not this time
        There's a lot more going wrong inside her head than migraines

        Being the single intellectual in a village of 1,100 souls ain't much fun, especially when 1,099 of those don't think you're all that smart.--Lucy Marsden

        by Miniaussiefan on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 04:15:21 AM PDT

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      •  Which is why (0+ / 0-)

        she has my full support.

  •  I would suspect a tumor... (0+ / 0-)

    ...from all those incidents. That would explain some of her behavior.

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 10:47:33 PM PDT

  •  can I recommend some medical cannabis... (8+ / 0-)

    ... to the esteemed Congresswoman from MN.

    •  let's not get too carried away! (0+ / 0-)

      Migraines or any recurring severe headache could have some of the same symptoms as a tumor which is usually why a Dr. would want to eliminate that possibility before treating.  But I agree, migraines can really screw up your decision making.

  •  Perhaps it is just me (21+ / 0-)

    but I find certain medical information released today a violation of privacy.  Bachmann has obvious and stupendous faults as a person and legislator.  There's enough there without guessing or getting second hand guessing about her health.  

    I wish everyone in this country had her and every other Congresscritter's health care plan -- and could be treated for stress, cancer, ulcers, toothaches, etc.  But the bottom line for me is -- she should have the same privacy as I would want re: non-life threatening health issues if I were running for office.

    " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

    by gchaucer2 on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 10:54:38 PM PDT

    •  You're fighting a losing battle... (12+ / 0-)

      ...but I agree.

      Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I'll tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 10:56:17 PM PDT

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      •  You are the one other person (2+ / 0-)

        I wish were with me this past weekend -- for political discussion -- and I think you would have loved the Sibelius concert.  

        I am not always successful in separating issues -- but I hope to realize that learning doesn't end until one's death -- either by mental faculties or body.

        " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

        by gchaucer2 on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 11:03:42 PM PDT

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    •  When you declare yourself a (10+ / 0-)

      candidate for the Presidency of the United States your health becomes a national issue.

      If you want privacy, remain a private citizen.
      Don't run for national office, especially POTUS/Commander in Chief.
      We need to know if there are any health issues that could adversely effect a President's health, especially under stress.

    •  absolutely agree. this feels invasive. (5+ / 0-)

      If she's nominated, I think health records are released as a matter of process. Until then, unless she chooses to share it's none of our business.

    •  judging from your tips (2+ / 0-)
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      its not just you.

      "every time we start a pie fight a wingnut gets his wings"- MinistryofTruth -6.38, -4.15

      by James Allen on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 11:21:39 PM PDT

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    •  I wondered if Murdoch knew about this nt (0+ / 0-)
    •  I smell a Karl Rove or Bachmann's been "Canuck-ed" (0+ / 0-)

      Perry and Bachmann attract the same followers. What's the easiest way to clear the decks so Perry is the nominee?

      *I actually used Canuck-ed wrong, I know. Nixon's people used that against a Dem. But it's the strategy of sabotage and character assassination of a political opponent that made me used it in this context.

      'We can make the trains run on time but if they are not going where we want them to go, why bother?' Neil Postman

      by history first on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 06:18:16 AM PDT

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    •  The problem here is (0+ / 0-)

      that migraine is one correlate of disorders of the bipolar/OCD/ADHD spectrum.  About 10% direct linkage in clinical studies, which is likely a minimum.

      She has some other correlates of the kind, e.g. mystical beliefs- seeing unusual significances in the world no one else does.

      You can be either a public person and open yourself to public evaluation, or be a private citizen.  Or take the George W Bush route of being under Topamax all the time and and letting people decide whether that is desirable or not.

      •  she deserves privacy (0+ / 0-)

        but her campaign spokepeople are asaying she gets migraines so I have to give them credit for honestly. A president nominee's health is something that people should know about, like the diary shows, too much secrey about health was bad for wilson, FDR and JFK. But I'm not saying we should break into her doctor's office like Nixon would do. For one you can tell she has some sort of mental problem by the way she acts. And I feel bad for her but it pains me to say it means she shouldn't be president.

      •  Uh-huh. (0+ / 0-)

        Are you saying that people with controlled biplolar syndrome, OCD, or ADHD can't be president?

        If so, how do you know who they are? There are many people who have these disorders who lead perfectly normal lives.  If not, why did you mention it?

        I don't like any sort of blanket test for any job, including president.  Some folks think a black man shouldn't be president. Nor a woman.

        As for Michele Bachman, I dont agree with ANY  of her viewpoints, but  your statement

        mystical beliefs- seeing unusual  significances in the world that no one else does

        Seems to be impling that Ms Bachman is psychotic and has regular breaks from reality.

        First, psychotic breaks arent regular symptom  of the disorders listed above (not even bipolar disorder. It can happen, but it's rare). Second. What she "sees" is a regular part of life for many conservatives, especially (from what I've read) members  her former very conservative church.  Her husband almost certainly sees life through that prism too.

        And true psychotics aren't able to invite their loved ones into their delusions and hallucionations.

        There is no evidence that "no one" else sees significance where she does.

        So stop. Stop mocking Bachmann by "diagnosing"  her with mental illness there is no evidence she has. And stop mocking those with serious mental illness by extension.

        © grover. My sockpuppet is a fuzzy blue muppet.

        by grover on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 11:55:37 AM PDT

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  •  I'd certainly vote for a person with (2+ / 0-)
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    debilitating migraines.  Hell, I have them.  Hell, I've got one right now.  It may, though, depending on to what extend they are incapacitated from them, make them a less effective campaigner.  She's proven from her congressional races that either she is not, or her district is red enough that it doesn't matter.

    "every time we start a pie fight a wingnut gets his wings"- MinistryofTruth -6.38, -4.15

    by James Allen on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 11:01:48 PM PDT

  •  If she isn't receiving treatment for her migraines (8+ / 0-)

    hopefully this will get her on that track.

    I know several women who have found great relief with Rx drugs. It often took a couple tries.

    She might also do well to learn a few techniques on managing stress better. Its a comprehensive approach.

    Migraines aren't anything to joke around about. They're real and people, mostly women, suffer from them.  I had a male collegue who did. He was my carpool buddy, and he'd get so sick, I'd have to take him home in the middle of the day. But this is largely a "women's" health issue. If more men experienced them, we'd probably have a cure by now.

    And frankly, brain tumor jokes just aren't funny.

    I don't see migraines as being an insurmountable hurdle in and of themselves. Most women i know who have them work productive full time jobs. But "being incapacitated for days" just isn't something that we can tolerate in the president.

    © grover. My sockpuppet is a fuzzy blue muppet.

    by grover on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 11:03:54 PM PDT

    •  There are different kinds. (2+ / 0-)
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      Myself and some people I know get them every week or two, and we're able, more or less, to suffer through them and mostly do what we need to do.  Others, like an ex girlfriend and someone I lived with in college, get them only once or twice a year, but they're completely paralyzing for a day or so.

      Regardless, I don't think either kind should preclude someone from being an effective office holder.

      "every time we start a pie fight a wingnut gets his wings"- MinistryofTruth -6.38, -4.15

      by James Allen on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 11:11:53 PM PDT

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      •  Understood. And I wholeheartedly agree. (5+ / 0-)

        But the phrase was incapacitate  "for days at a time."  Would she be transferring power to her VP during these episodes? (or if history is a guide, would Marcus try to run the show from behind the scenes? )

        This raises all sorts of questions, and like the McCain candidacy the veep slot becomes even more important.

        © grover. My sockpuppet is a fuzzy blue muppet.

        by grover on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 11:26:28 PM PDT

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        •  I don't know about Michele Bachmann (0+ / 0-)

          but my migraines always occurred after a stressful event not before or during it.

          They always occurred  after the stress was over.

          I was always able to do whatever it was that needed to be done during the stressful period.

          Migraines in women also tend to be a part of the monthly hormonal cycle. As one reaches and passes menopause migraines often, as in my case, gradually decrease until they are gone completely. I  don't think I have had one in about 25 years and I am 69 now.

          At their worst I had them weekly which was unacceptable. I got rid of what was bothering me ( a cheating boyfriend), and away the migraines went.l

          "Men have forgotten this truth," said the fox. "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed." The Little Prince

          by Jane Lew on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 09:47:06 AM PDT

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  •  My problem with migraines isn't the pain (6+ / 0-)

    as much as the visual disturbances.  A shimmering arc slowly moves across my vision and everything seems collapsed into the arc.  Not being able to see is pretty frightening.

    Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.

    by chicago minx on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 11:15:36 PM PDT

    •  The excruciating pain of pain producing (3+ / 0-)
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      migranes, are the worst pain I have ever experienced. The worst of them do produce the visual equivalent of having your head inside a thunderstorm , and are, effectively, blinding. However there are several other possible health issues that can produce similar symptoms, so???

      May you live in interesting times--Chinese curse

      by oldcrow on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 11:50:43 PM PDT

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      •  the interesting thing is that the pain can be so (1+ / 0-)
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        intense that it is not pain any more;  I am not sure how to explain how the pain is transformed as by this time you are usually exhibiting aphasia and other stroke like symptoms.

      •  Mine was a preliminary.... (0+ / 0-)

        burst of lights which let me know of an impending onslaught. Then came the excruciating pain and
        sometimes nausea and numbness.  If she has migraines, I wouldn't doubt she's heavily medicated.  Which explains
        a lot!

  •  Michele will run, unless her head explodes, (1+ / 0-)
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    literally. She's running a 'faith based' campaign, and will finish it, regardless. In any case this is just so much gossip, at this point.

    May you live in interesting times--Chinese curse

    by oldcrow on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 11:44:20 PM PDT

  •  Evangelicals Are Her Base...... (4+ / 0-)

    They probably think migraines are God's way of testing her, making her stronger.  Once this is common knowledge, they'll  start praying for her.  

    Her migraines will make them love her even more....especially if any of them get headaches of any variety.  They'll just think she's like them.

    They loved Palin's foibles.  They'll eat this up about Bachmann.  It won't make any difference.

    She should try Caffergot or Migraide.  Any health store carries them......they are both excellent.  My husband & two daughters have migraine histories.  It can totally be controlled.  

  •  I feel sorry for anyone who suffers from migraines (2+ / 0-)
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    I suffered from them for many, many years. But, it's her politics that are of concern to me, and I want no one with her viewpoint in the White House. Why her constituents return her to office I can't begin to fathom.

    Also, the diarist isn't looking far enough back. Around 100 years ago, these kinds of headaches were considered a symptom of womanhood, and would have just served as further proof that women were incapable of functioning outside the home. The Baggers and Religious Right still think women are incapable of working outside the home, but Michelle is their pet exception.


  •  I'm suprised you didn't bring up Regan (2+ / 0-)
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    GAladybug, Linda in Ohio

    after he left office he was diagnosed with Alzheimers but those of us with parents who get it know the tell tale signs show up years before.
      After the experience with my mother I'm convincened his later years in office he already had the disease.  

  •  one word: "demons" (1+ / 0-)
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    Kick a "job creator" in the balls today!

    by memofromturner on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 05:40:57 AM PDT

  •  when I was a kid I had migranes at least (0+ / 0-)

    once a week.  never for DAYS though, thank God.  a night's sleep would always do the trick.  until I felt relief though, it was literally hard to even THINK.  I'd lay in my darkened bedroom moaning.  if I was at school I'd put my head down.  it was really awful.

    they're much rarer for me now.  maybe once a month I feel one coming on.  nowadays I can knock it out with 4 advil if I catch it early enough.

    'migranes' are common enough that they have over-the-counter meds to treat them.  this isn't some kooky diagnosis.  however, I don't see how someone who has "incapacitating for days" migranes once a week ever gets anything done.

    "I be the first to set off sh*t, last to run." ~Clifford Smith

    by mallyroyal on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 08:09:29 AM PDT

  •  I don't think it's helpful at night (0+ / 0-)

    when she's trying to rest and Marcus insists on prancing around in her panties and bustiere while loudly knocking things over trying to walk in her 4 inch Prada pumps.  Rude.

    apparently due to ancient hardware and the transition to dk4 I can't recc tip jars or comments any longer so in lieu of the 'standard nod' you'll see a variety of replies until this gets fixed or becomes a mighty big fucking pain in the ass

    by oopsaDaisy on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 08:31:43 AM PDT

  •  She needs to reform, become a liberal (0+ / 0-)

    Like most people. Her subconscious knows shes not a republican, this is a typical result of this inner conflict.

    FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

    by Roger Fox on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 03:00:08 PM PDT

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