Skip to comments.Stress-related condition ‘incapacitates’ Bachmann; heavy pill use alleged
Posted on 07/18/2011 8:13:54 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
In late July 2010, Rep. Michele Bachmanns 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. Dzioks 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.
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"Not this shiite again." -- Thomas Eagleton
Smells like GOP operatives on behalf of Romney.
The GOP is looking mighty shabby.
Oh cool! Let’s all gather ‘round and play the latest political game. It’s called, “Bash Michele until she’s a bloody mess.”
Honestly, my reaction to an article like this is, so what? Or, and? Or, tell me again how this will in the slightest affect her ability to be POTUS?
So she’s not “fit to serve” but the incumbent POS is?
Wow, the hit pieces are coming at Bachman on an almost daily basis.
Geez. I had to laugh at that pic. Looks like the 70’s are back in fashion more than we know. Inflation, gas issues, Carter in the WH again and now this.
Jonathan Strong, the reporter breaking this, was the guy who broke the JounoList story. I am surprised he is dealing in this schlock.
>> The GOP is looking mighty shabby.
There are many Republicans whose top priority is maintaining the status quo, not fixing the nation’s problems.
They have a lot of $$$$$ and career time invested in business as usual, and they are not about to give it all up without a fight.
TEA Party, Regular Republican, Leftwingtard, Crazoids, Obots, Mitbots, Retromangent Bushies, and so on.
We could refer to the list much as we check out weird reporters on the JOURNOLIST!
FR could easily become the DRUDGELIST of political/opinion orthodoxies ~ and get zillions of hits.
I'm neither here nor there on the campaign just now, but I have to say, anyone who exposes themselves to that kind rhetorical savagery ought to get, idunno, not a medal but something.
Maybe the current President can leave his stash...I heard it works wonders on the migraine.
When would these ‘Stress Headaches” Occur? During a stressful interview, all of hers are confrontational and stressful? A stressful travel schedule or some other stress?
I have my doubts about the authenticity of this story.
It's a sickness.
The Lie Nazis begin their assault. You never see this kind of sh@# written about Barry and Mooschelle by the piggies in the state run MSM. They wouldn’t dare. They’d wake up with a horse’s head in bed with them. Yellow journalism by yellow lying bass turds.
As a migraine sufferer, from the age of 6 on, I can tell you that such headaches ARE debilitating and do put one out of commission. OTOH, yes, this is a hit piece, but it won’t be the last.
So this is the BIG bombshell about Michele Bachmann..that she gets stressed out..WOW epic fail media, epic fail. We all get stressed out..its part of life, if this is the best they got the libs are in big big trouble..and yeah wouldn’t be surprised if this came from Romneys people
I’m not supporting her for the nomination but this story strikes me as laughable.
Tucker doesn’t really like girls does he?
So what is this, the 4th attack in 2 weeks?! They are really in overdrive.
Regardless of the allegation, every candidate should have the fortitude of Sarah Palin.
some rino in d.c. doesn’t like bachman.
I have HAD IT with these kind of attacks..OF course, they do it so te “American people can understand” How effing altruistic of them. Next, it will be about Herman Cain (who has battled cancer). I’d take any one of these candidates over what we presently have. We are in the fight for our lives this election cycle. But I’m ready.
shouldn’t you expect Michele bashers on a Michele thread, if anywhere?
We had a previous president who suffered incapacitating migraines, for up to six weeks at a time.
His name was Thomas Jefferson. Obviously not fit to serve. Ol' Tom just wasn't presidential material, right?
Of course we all know that Harry Reid is a Mormon, but since he is a Democrat his supporters know it's just an act, just like his NRA Membership.
Then again, Mitt is an NRA Lifetime Member isn't he?
Watch for another hit piece about how Bachmann takes her coffee. This story smells remarkably like the 2006 Katherine Harris smear campaign.
This is totally unconfirmed, and there may be no connection between his leaving and her supposed hospitalization.
People do get the flu, you know
Looks like the Romney people are all over this. Just like they did to Palin.
Sorry for Michele. It's a rough day.
Of course for Sarah this is called...Monday. LOL!
Exactly, we have an admitted cokehead in the WH but nary an inquiry from the MSM.
Michele could be caught in the worst throes of her 19th nervous breakdown and she can still run the USA perfectly well, certainly a million times better than “don’t call my bluff” Dick O’Muslim.
Who puts this trash out anyway?
Sooo... the moral of the story, apparently, is that Michele is really tough, bounces back amazingly quickly and is now in a MUCH more stressful situation with no signs of fatigue.
Just as the earlier Bachmann articles concerning the perpetually offended gay folk, this one too seems like an advertisement for Bachmann to someone not predisposed to hating her.
So a Conservative Congresswoman ... who has stepped out for going on two years into Conservative leadership - organizing a huge protest on the Capitol Steps, has worked tirelessly to further Conservative issues ... has put herself and family in political Harms Way - suffering the slings and arrows of Leftist/Liberal/Progressive reactionary diatribes, insults and threats ... has to have a moment of DOWN TIME to recoup from all the total STRESS flung upon her... To which - I say SMART GIRL... Take a Break — Time out ... then come back swinging...
Daily Caller is owned by Tucker Carlson. 'Nuff said.
At this point makes as much sense as the "pillhead" theory.
Need more info.
Does anyone read these articles past the excerpts? It says she gets headaches. Denies they are debilitating. I can tell you people don’t usually get “admitted” into a hospital and “released the same day”.
Maybe she gets migraines. The article makes “medication” sound like something mysterious.
Sarah...ahem, I mean Sara...Lee. You know, the cake lady. LOL
Nolan Ryan is in the hospital also. Wonder if someone on his staff quit and hurt his feelings.
We don’t know why Michele is in hospital...she may have a cold or a virus.
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama spells her name differently. We should be entitled to freely denigrate and abuse Michelle without people thinking that’s an open invitation to blast Michele!
Maybe if she was a perjuring, cocaine using rapist and traitorous bastard the press would love her.
Love the photo.
How’d you get that big guy next to you to hold still for it?