Mediaite's Rothman: 'Laughable' That Rove Took Flak Over Hillary

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 04:58 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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The outrage sparked by Republican strategist Karl Rove's questioning of Hillary Clinton's health is unwarranted because all potential presidential candidates get grilled about it, says Noah Rothman, a writer and editor at the media watchdog Mediaite.com.

"Bob Dole, John McCain, George H. W. Bush, Ronald Reagan — all of them had this issue of age brought up, and their health records in particular brought up," Rothman told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"Every presidential candidate has had to reveal their health records, it's just become standard practice.

"As a matter of fact, when President [Barack] Obama was chiding Mitt Romney for not releasing his tax records, he used the example of health records as just a perfunctory disclosure that everybody does," Rothman said Tuesday.

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Last week, Rove was in the hot seat after a report that he had suggested the former Secretary of State could be brain-damaged from a blood clot she suffered in 2009.

Rove denied saying brain damage, but insisted that Clinton's health is fair game. Rothman agreed.

"It's not something that's even asked for, it's expected of you, and to move this over into some sort of sexist or ageist argument is so shallow and so hallow and so transparent as to be absolutely laughable," he said.


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