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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 10:50 AM
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Michele Bachmann Campaign Disputes Report That Migraine Headaches 'Incapacitate' Candidate
Source: Huffington Post



Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's campaign is pushing back against a story published online by the Daily Caller on Monday night suggesting the conservative congresswoman suffers from headaches that can "incapacitate" her for days.

Dave Dziok, a former communications director for Bachmann, told the Daily Caller that when he informed the congresswoman of his intention to leave his job with her after more than two years, Bachmann experienced medical symptoms that landed her in the hospital "within 24 hours." Dziok said that he and his former boss were on relatively good terms at the time of his departure.

Dziok declined to elaborate further on the situation that unfolded, but suggested that the episode experienced by Bachmann should not be received as a cause for concern.

Citing three individuals who have worked in close proximity to Bachmann, the Daily Caller reports that Dziok's account was not an isolated incident, and that Bachmann suffers from migraines on a regular basis and has been hospitalized multiple times as a result.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/19/michele-bachma...
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 10:52 AM
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1. So stupid does hurt.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 11:15 AM
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8. +1000
:rofl:
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 11:15 AM
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9. LOL!
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 11:19 AM
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12. +1.
(Green with envy.)
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 10:53 AM
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2. In her case, the migraines are caused by 2 lonely neurons bouncing around in her empty skull.
Edited on Tue Jul-19-11 10:53 AM by FSogol
:shrug:
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 10:54 AM
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4. lol...no chit....nt
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 10:53 AM
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3. maybe hubby can 'pray away
the pain'......
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 11:02 AM
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5. What is there to incapacitate?
:shrug:

You can't get any more disfunctional than totally.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 11:03 AM
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6. She must get em real bad, cause I catch a case of em from her whenever I hear her speak
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 11:04 AM
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7. I'm sure she'll give her hubby the nuclear codes if she's incapacitated.
Being the man, he should really be handling that kind of stuff anyway.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 11:17 AM
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10. She HAS to give them to him if he COMMANDS her to do so.
Bible, yay!
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 11:18 AM
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11. Being in the hospital with a migraine is when she is at her peak capacity. nt
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 11:22 AM
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13. Oh, then it's something else that has been incapacitating her?
I'd guess that it's stupid, that's what's incapacitating her. ;-)
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 11:24 AM
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14. These migraines are triggered by stress? Like... the imminent threat of nuclear annihilation?
I could see this ending her aspirations.
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Yon_Yonson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 11:28 AM
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15. No migraine headache then she has migraine headache
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 01:00 PM
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18. Did you make that? If so, send it to Weekly World News and tell them
Bat Boy got a sex change and is running for president.
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Yon_Yonson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 09:20 PM
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25. Wish I had talent like that but I found it on the 'internets' :)
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 12:49 PM
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16. Where have all the pretty, pretty thoughts gone?
Can't we all live in Michele Bachmann's fantasy camp?
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bongbong Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 12:52 PM
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17. Get the story right!
It's not migraines. Her handlers keep her out of the public whenever the voices in her head that are constantly screaming "Kill All Humans!" get too loud.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 01:04 PM
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19. Sure am glad she has adequate health care.
:evilgrin:
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 01:14 PM
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20. Dziok is being pretty disengenuous here
He obviously considers it important enough to tell the Daily Caller that Bachmann ended up in the hospital after he told her he was leaving - stated as if it was a cause and effect. He then says:

"Dziok declined to elaborate further on the situation that unfolded, but suggested that the episode experienced by Bachmann should not be received as a cause for concern."

If it was not a cause for concern, why even mention it if you did not think there was a relationship and that it was significant. (ie Imagine that it was an aide and the Congressperson went to the hospital for appendicitis - the story would not sound like this at all.) There is concern if something, like an aide deciding to leave can incapacitate her. The stress of the Presidency is far more than a top aide leaving - and it is often at those worst moments that the President is most needed.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 01:36 PM
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21. Maybe she's just running for
the better medical plan.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 01:38 PM
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22. It must be all that Botox leaking into her brain.
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 01:43 PM
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23. Maybe God doesn't know when to use his indoor voice?
:shrug:
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 01:51 PM
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24. So, Michelle, that means you faked it then, right?
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