During her speech to the Democratic convention, Hillary told one of her trademark whoppers:

I will always remember the single mom who had adopted two kids with autism. She didn’t have any health insurance, and she discovered she had cancer. But she greeted me with her bald head painted with my name on it and asked me to fight for health care for her and her children.

James Taranto explains why one should doubt the veracity of this tale:

The trouble with this story is that cancer does not cause baldness. Cancer patients often lose their hair as a side effect of chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Unless this woman had alopecia unrelated to her cancer or was just making a fashion statement, she had health care.

God, I’m going to miss that woman.

Comments 4

  1. SmartDoc wrote:

    Breathtakingly deceitful Hillary is a model of pure intellectual brilliance compared to Obama.

    Posted 27 Aug 2008 at 11:10 pm
  2. Marc B. wrote:

    Veracity? There are pictures of the woman with Hillary! As for health insurance, thankfully even without insurance it is possible to get assistance in the US, but of course it is a great struggle and as we know: ‘A new report from the American Cancer Society finds substantial evidence that lack of adequate health insurance coverage is associated with less access to care and poorer outcomes for cancer patients.’

    Posted 28 Aug 2008 at 4:01 am
  3. DrGrumpy wrote:

    “…the single mom who had adopted two kids with autism. She didn’t have any health insurance…”

    Didn’t mom give a thought to the fact that maybe she was in no position to be adopting anyone?

    Posted 28 Aug 2008 at 6:14 am
  4. Joseph C. wrote:


    “Worden-Fiedler, 46, said she’s a conservative Republican who loves President Bush, but she’s also a fan of the New York senator.”

    “Worden-Fiedler said she recently had a six-month checkup and is cancer- free. As for the November election, she said she still hasn’t decided which candidate she’ll back.”

    Posted 28 Aug 2008 at 7:49 am

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