Bill Clinton rubbishes Republican's Hillary health slur

May 17, 2014

Former president mocks 'Walking Dead' claims

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Dozens of senators and other dignitaries attended the inauguration - but last year's Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, snubbed the event. 

Bill Clinton has intervened in a political row that has erupted over the health of his wife Hillary.

Republican strategist Karl Rove has wondered whether Hillary, who is widely tipped to run as a Democrat presidential candidate in the 2016 election, suffered brain damage when she fainted in 2012.

Rove, a former adviser to George W Bush, also argued that Hillary should be more forthcoming with the American public about her health. Hillary’s camp described Rove’s remarks as “a form of sickness” which demonstrate that the Republicans are “scared of what she has achieved and what she has to offer”.

Referring to the row, her husband Bill told a Washington audience: “First they said she faked her concussion and now they say she’s auditioning for a part on The Walking Dead”.

The former US president insisted his wife is not ready for a part on the zombie TV series, adding: “Look, she works out every week, she is strong, she’s doing great — as far as I can tell, she’s in better shape than I am; she certainly has more stamina now.”

Mrs Clinton, who will be 69 on the 2016 election day, is to publish her memoir next month. To mark the publication she will head out on a national book tour, which is being seen as a prelude to a 2016 presidential campaign.


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She's old, unaccomplished.

Considering that Rove was known as "Bush's Brain" during the 2000 campaign and thenexperiencing what happens when an empty cranium perched on an ill fitting chimp suit runs the nation and attacks the world, maybe this is his expiation?