MigraineGate Update: Doctor’s note released

Thank goodness:

When Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty descended on Iowa today, both faced questions about whether or not Bachmann’s migraines would impede her from doing the job of president.

Meanwhile, Bachmann issued a letter from the Attending Physician of the U.S. Congress arguing that Bachmann’s migraines occur “infrequently and have known trigger factors of which you are aware and know how to avoid.”

The letter, from the Dr. Brian Monahan, the top doctor for Congress, is addressed to Bachmann and reads:

“When you do have a migraine, you are able to control it well with as-needed sumatriptan and odanestron. It has not been necessary for you to take daily scheduled medications to manage thi condition.”

Monahan further clarifies that Bachmann has “not needed medical attention” from his office regarding her migraines “with the use of the above mentioned commonly used therapies.”

Read Dr. Monahan’s letter to Michele Bachmann.

This is such a relief! I mean, I was starting to get really concerned over the possibility that we could have a President who suffers from migraines, which – as ‘anonymous former [Bachmann] aides/advisers’ have indicated … and the New York Slimes seemingly agrees – makes it impossible to do your job in leading the country.  Well, unless you’re Thomas Jefferson, or Ulysses Grant, or …  8-|

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