Katie LaPotin, Red Alert Politics, January 16 2013
Apparently outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is not just recuperating nicely from her recent health issues. According to her husband, former President Bill Clinton, she still has another 55 or so years and three husbands left to look forward to once she leaves the State Department this year.
“She’s always been very, very healthy, and she has very low blood pressure and very low standing heart beat,” Clinton told the attendees of his second-annual “Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation” conference in Palm Springs, California yesterday.
“You know, she’s still got time to have three more husbands after me. So I think she’ll live to be 120, and I always know she’s thinking about that whenever I am stubborn about something in my constant quest at my self-improvement…she refers to me as her first husband, ’cause I told her once she’s gonna live to be 120 and have time for plenty more,” he continued.
Secretary Clinton was released from New York Presbyterian Hospital earlier this month after developing a blood clot in her brain, shortly after she was concussed during a fall. It was only the second time in Hillary’s life that she was hospitalized overnight; the first was when she gave birth to her daughter, Chelsea.
The former president made the statement in response to questions about his wife’s political future, in particular whether or not she will run again in the 2016 presidential election. Clinton plans to leave the State Department in the next few months once her successor – presumably Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) – is confirmed to the post by the Senate.
Of course, it’s ironic that Bill would be answering questions about future and/or additional marital partners, considering he was impeached by Congress for covering up an extramarital affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
And of course, lest we forget that the former President was named ‘Father of the Year’ by the Father’s Day Council just last week. As we noted in a previous article, POLITICO’s Bill Grumhaus was spot-on when he commented, “Isn’t it a bit odd that his child [Chelsea, 32] is a grown adult and he gets an award but during the time she was actually a child and needed her father he was busy playing with interns?”