A wise friend asked, "What would make you respect her?" That made me stop and think. (Not that Mrs. C. would be that interested in my opinion, of course.) The answer is simple: I want what I would expect from anyone -- myself, politicians and public figures included:
Defending those who cannot defend themselves
Living modestly (including not accepting money for favors)
Putting yourself somewhere below #1 in your list of priorities
Is this happening in the public forum right now? Not too much... although Vice President Pence seems to be doing a better job at it than some. (If President Trump had followed the 'Billy Graham Rule,' like Pence insists on, he would be in far less trouble. It would have solved a lot of John F. Kennedy's problems, too.)
Besides, I don't think Mrs. Clinton is well right now. Falling once and trashing out your wrist is one thing -- falling again in a bathtub and re-injuring it, that's another.
The worst part, though, is watching her slip twice, walking down steps:
Sure, the steps are narrow. (And that's been the excuse given.) But if you watch the people around her, they're navigating them in reasonable shape. Mrs. Clinton needs not just one, but two supportive arms, to get down -- and even then, her feet come out from under her. Looking at the video again, I realized she even lost a shoe.
There's something wrong here.
She's wearing a lot of camouflaging clothes. Not much color in her cheeks. Just doesn't look healthy.
Speaking as someone who's had to be careful walking the past few months,* this video, plus the various slips and falls collecting over the past few years, suggest she's not steady on her feet. Somehow her balance is being affected. That could be anything from Parkinson's to MS, double vision to ear infections. But why? Because it's been happening more frequently, I'd guess it's something long-term -- and serious.
So get better, Mrs. Clinton. Hopefully Bill will give you the TLC you need.
|Peanuts #27 adventure, 'Get Well, Charlie Brown,' via Pinterest|
The book flails on. It's going well, but my deadline is the end of this week -- and there's much to go. Nine hundred bazillion little details need to be included, and I'm afraid I'll forget some. (Which I will.)
I won't be getting a lot of sleep this week.
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*Charley the dog put his full weight on my knee back around Christmas...then I pulled some muscles in my side, no doubt from my body trying to shift weight away from the damaged knee. I've done a lot of limping the past few months, but am starting to improve.
Whoo hoo -- University of Michigan is in the Final 8!! GO BLUE!
"Things my Irish mammy taught me." (From Irish Central)
Celebrity photoshop fails. Some weird stuff here. SEXY ALERT -- lots of chests and behinds on view... most of them faked!
The economy of keeping chickens. I hate to say this, but I miss them already... (From Thrifty Mom in Boise)
A fleet of Alfa Romeos...found in the basement of an abandoned castle in Belgium. (From Messynessy) That's just like...
Expecting the unexpected. A classic from yours truly.
Grandma's peanut butter cookies. Always looking for good new recipes. (From Vickie's Kitchen and Garden)
Funniest cooking fails. (From Definition)
An easy to make, effective homemade tub and tile cleaner. Smells good, too. (From Moneysaving Mom)
The astronaut twins -- one went into space, one stayed home -- are no longer alike. Here's an article on the short-term results, and a further one on what tests are showing now.
A pot of silver and gold coins -- found by construction workers digging a pipeline in Holland.
Seven alternatives to payday loans. If you really, really have to... (U.S. News)
Mark Zuckerberg happens to sell nearly 5 million shares of Facebook... just before the company takes a huge drop in value. As the Church Lady says:
A D.C. lawmaker announces why the East Coast is getting bad weather -- it's all those Jewish bankers' fault! Those sneaky Rothschilds...
Four novel ways to earn extra cash. (From Len Penzo)
Overcoming 'money addiction' -- and what to do to beef up your account when it's getting low. (From Financial Samurai)
When being frugal isn't that important... and when it is. (From Pretend to be Poor)
Barbara Brackman takes another look at the Scrap Quilt. One of my favorite methods...and the subject of a book I'll eventually finish writing. (From Material Culture) Including this 1845 beauty from Pat Nichol's collection at the Mingei Museum:
Alternative lighting options -- what will you do if the power goes out? (From Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth)
Have a good week.
|I'm innocent, I tell ya!|