“Bush’s Brain” was the name given by anti-Bush folk to Karl Rove.
Rove is in the news for raising the issue of Hillary’s hospitalization. He didn’t use the term “brain damage,” despite people claiming he did.
Instead, Rove referenced Hillary’s possible “traumatic brain injury” requiring hospitalization and special glasses.
A Washington Post analysis finds that the term “traumatic brain injury” to be “technically” correct:
Technically, Republican strategist Karl Rove was correct when he suggested that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suffered a “traumatic brain injury” after a fall in 2012. A concussion is the most common form of mild traumatic brain injury, according to experts in the field. It is caused by a blow to the head or an action that bounces the brain around in the skull, such as whiplash from a car accident.
Symptoms can include headache, dizziness, sensitivity to light and blurred vision, all of which can occur even when MRI and CT scans are normal, said Steven Galetta, a neuro-opthalmologist at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York.
Rove’s comment that when Clinton appeared in public after recuperating “she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury,” referred to a lens or lenses that the former first lady wore for a short period after her concussion and a subsequent blood clot that developed in her brain. Known as a Fresnel prism, the device helps treat double vision, especially for close-up viewing, experts said.
So Bush’s Brain spoke accurately about Hillary’s Brain. And the media portrayed it otherwise.DONATE
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