• Michele Bachmann Gets Headaches; Conservative Website Breaks Story Wide Open

    OMG! Have you heard? General-election poison Michele Bachmann is beating Mitt Romney 21 percent to 20 percent in the newest PPP national GOP primary poll! Isn't that something?

    Well, that's all I really have to say about that. So, let's move on to a totally different, completely unrelated topic. Okay?

    Oh, look at this. the very conservative Daily Caller is reporting that Michele Bachmann frequently gets incapacitating migraine headaches that make it necessary for her to take handfuls of pills at a time. Hmmmm. What an utterly unassociated news item…

    The Minnesota Republican frequently suffers from stress-induced medical episodes that she has characterized as severe headaches. These episodes, say witnesses, occur once a week on average and can "incapacitate" her for days at time. On at least three occasions, Bachmann has landed in the hospital as a result.

    "She has terrible migraine headaches. And they put her out of commission for a day or more at a time. They come out of nowhere, and they're unpredictable," says an adviser to Bachmann who was involved in her 2010 congressional campaign. "They level her. They put her down. It's actually sad. It's very painful."…

    "When she gets 'em, frankly, she can't function at all. It’s not like a little thing with a couple Advils. It's bad," the adviser says. "The migraines are so bad and so intense, she carries and takes all sorts of pills. Prevention pills. Pills during the migraine. Pills after the migraine, to keep them under control. She has to take these pills wherever she goes."

    Good journalisming, Daily Caller. Have the Pulitzer Prize people shown up at your door with a giant check yet?

    Unfortunately, there's not really much that can be done by modern science to cure Bachmann of this terrible affliction. Her only real hope is a sustained drop in the polls. That, I think, would almost certainly cure her right up.

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    Tags: Conservatives, Health, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Polls, Primaries, Republicans


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