The same mainstream media which has never shown any interest in Barack Hussein Obama's sealed medical records (which would include information about his childhood in an area filled with third world tropical diseases, his later use of illegal recreational drugs and, perhaps, the name of his home planet) has suddenly become obsessed with Michelle Bachmann's...headaches.
Like 10% of the population, Ms. Bachmann occasionally has severe migraine headaches, which she successfully treats with medications. In general, migraine sufferers are perfectly able to hold down jobs - even high stress jobs - and function without problem.
But the Whitehouse, the media, and even Tim Pawlenty (who should be ashamed of himself) have thrown up their hands and proclaimed that even occasional headaches should knock someone out of the running for a job in which at any time, any day, the president must be able to respond instantly to an invitation to go golfing for a few hours.
Seriously, we're now measuring the amount of time Barack (No Medical Records) Obama spends on the golf course in weeks...and we're worried about Michelle Bachman occasionally needing an excedrin and a cool washrag?!
But more to the point, if "pain" is the main issue here then Hope n' Change thinks we should look at the bigger picture and vote for the candidate who inflicts the least pain on the American people. Frankly, since Barack Obama took office, we don't even know what it's like to NOT have a migraine headache. The nausea, the vomiting, the brain lava, the blood squirting from the eyes, the skin making ripping sounds as it stretches ever-tighter over a skull that's swelling like a Jiffy-Pop pan...
Ow! Ow! Ow! It's happening again! I need to go sit in a dark room and listen to Ronald Reagan speeches! ARGHHHHH!!!!!
(10 minutes later)
Okay, I'm back. It's funny how much less time it takes to get over a headache than play a round of golf. Now what was I saying? Oh yes...
I'm personally not worried about Ms. Bachmann's migraines...and frankly, I don't want to hear the subject brought up again by anyone in the media until they've demanded, and seen, Barack Obama's medical records. If health is going to be an issue in this presidential race, then it needs to be an issue that every candidate must address.
And until that time, all of this talk of headaches is just one more media-invented pain in the ass.