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So I Wrote A Column On Hillary's Health...

So there's a HuffPost contributor who claims he had a post removed because he wrote about Hillary Clinton's health. It's become quite the little meme. I'm not buying it.
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So there's a HuffPost contributor who claims he had a post removed because he wrote about Hillary Clinton's health. It's become quite the little meme.

I'm not buying it. It's probably safe to say I'm the only HuffPost writer who has keynoted the Wyoming GOP Annual Dinner. I've written some really inflammatory columns, that I know HuffPost readers will hate, and in 10 years I have never been spiked or censored.

I wrote a HuffPost post comparing (then-candidate) Obama to the sheriff in Blazing Saddles. I've repeatedly defended the serial weirdness at Walmart. I stuck up for Chick-Fil-A when they were public enemy number one. I wrote that Tiger Woods was bad for golf (before his scandals). I slammed Sean Penn, whom I understand is quite liberal, as "Ambassador Spicoli."

I wrote a post entitled "Defending Sarah Palin" and the HuffPost published it. I wrote a post called "Defending Ann Coulter" and the HuffPost published it. Thanks, Xanax.

My point is, I write a lot of really contrary material on the HuffPost. Once or twice, the editors at the HuffPost have chosen not to publish things I've written. But it was because those articles were really poorly written.

So do you think I, Ron Galloway, the most conservative person in these here parts, can write something about Hillary's health and have it published on the HuffPo? Well, let's see.

Hillary Clinton looks tired.

Hillary Clinton is 68 years old. For two years now, she has schlepped all across America giving hundreds of speeches to thousands and thousands of people. I give speeches for a living. I'm 54 years old, and in good health. When I give more than four speeches a month, all my friends quickly disappear because they know all they will hear from me, after those four speeches, is constant bitching about how worn out I am. From giving four speeches. 'Cause I'm a pussy.

Public speaking is, at its essence, an energy transfer from the speaker to the audience. When I get through with a speech I am wiped out, and look like Uncle Fester after a steam bath. Hillary Clinton has given hundreds of speeches during her campaign, thereby transferring mega-watts of energy from her to the audience. If she looks wiped out at times, or a bit wobbly, it's because public speaking is hard work. Some people, like her husband, make it look easy, but it's really hard.

Public speaking feels like doing The New York Times crossword, in ink, naked, with 400 people watching you. Hillary has to speak all the time. She's not Maria Sharapova health-wise. She's 68, and she's busting her tail speaking and traveling. Yeah, sometimes she looks tired.

So I wrote a column on Hillary's health. And you're reading it on the HuffPost.