In the same way that Democrats and the media kept Hillary’s health out of the news until it could no longer be ignored, they’re now working together on the explanation.

Clearly, someone sent out a memo which suggested the words “power through” should be used in every response.

The Washington Post got the memo:

Clinton’s impulse to ‘power through’ with pneumonia set off cascade of problems

…Then on Sunday, Clinton’s plan to “power through,” as her top aides later called it, finally unraveled. She abruptly left the Sept. 11, 2001…

So did Salon:

Hillary powers through pneumonia — because that’s what women do

As the cover of nearly every newspaper and news site in America made abundantly clear Monday morning, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate for president of the United States, cut short her appearance at 9/11 memorial ceremony on Sunday and later disclosed that she’d been diagnosed on Friday with pneumonia. In a more normal world and in a more normal year, that information might receive a public round of supportive get well wishes, and then we’d move on. But these, as we are painfully aware, are not normal times…

Powering through is what women do.

Hillary’s running mate must have been at the meeting, too. Via Real Clear Politics:

Tim Kaine: Clinton Is Going To “Power Through” Pneumonia, Like She Did With Coughing Fit On Labor Day

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine comments on Hillary Clinton’s health scare this weekend, at an event Monday afternoon in Dayton, OH.

Kaine said he reached out to Clinton as soon as he heard about her “overheating” at the 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York City on Sunday. “Hillary has a very strong work ethic,” he said. “Her sense was… ‘Maybe I can manage it. I’ve got [pneumonia], but I am going to power through it.'”

Hillary used the term on CNN:

And finally, a compilation from the Washington Free Beacon:

Iowahawk noted the sheer coincidence of it all:

Professor Jacobson points out that this is a derivative of the woman card:

As Ed Driscoll suggests at Instapundit, it’s like Journolist all over again.

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