All of the Sunday morning politics shows were chattering about Karl Rove's effort to inject Hillary Clinton's health into the 2016 presidential race -- but only Fox News had the Turd Blossom himself on to further push the issue into the mainstream.
Rove kicked things off earlier this week when he said at a conference that "we need to know what's up" with whether Clinton suffered a traumatic brain injury during the course of health problems in 2012. Since then, it's been the topic du jour in the political world -- just as Rove intended, say Democrats.
Speaking on Fox News on Sunday, Rove started by giving a lengthy, detailed breakdown of Hillary Clinton's late-2012 concussion and hospitalization. Sounding like a cross between a Wikipedia article and a district attorney, Rove examined where Clinton was on Dec. 15 and on Jan. 7, what the State Department said about her condition, and how many words were in the department's statement.
Despite all of that, Rove claimed "No, no, no, look, I'm not questioning her health. What I'm questioning is whether or not it's a done deal that she's running." He claimed the only doubts he meant to raise were whether Clinton inevitably will run for president.
Host Chris Wallace asked Rove the only question that's really relevant when it comes to Clinton's injury -- does he actually have any doubts about her physical capabilities?
"No, no, no, I don't," said Rove. "But I really do think that it would not be human" not to wonder, he added.
Other gems from the man the Clinton camp has dubbed "Dr. Rove" included, "Look, the Centers for Disease Control says a concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury" and "my brain says she's running."
Rove said he had no regrets about his Clinton comments.
It was a display so shameless that Rove could barely control his chuckling when fellow panelist Juan Williams pointed out the obvious: "You are talking about her health."
"The GOP at this moment is apoplectic about Hillary Clinton," said Williams. "You guys are going crazy."
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