Hillary Clinton’s Allergic Reaction to Bin Laden News

Written by Pat's Papers | Friday, 6 May 2011 9:49 AM


Turns out, Hillary Clinton’s reaction to the news of Osama bin Laden’s death was an allergic one. According to the New York Post, the Secretary of State told reporters yesterday that what looked like a gasp was actually just her suppressing a cough: “I am somewhat sheepishly concerned that it was my preventing one of my early-spring allergic coughs. So, it may have no great meaning whatsoever.”

The photo, which was released by the White House, has been viewed nearly two million times on Flickr and has been subjected to the same “analytical attention…that the CIA’s Kremlinologists used to allocate to grainy snapshots of who stood next to whom in Red Square on May Day.” The full photo is below:

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