Two of America’s most powerful liberal women, Hillary Clinton and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, were both recently injured in new and mysterious falls.
How did Sotomayor really fall and break her Shoulder?
Some mystery surrounding Sotomayor’s broken shoulder for which she is undergoing physical therapy.
Reuters stated that Sotomayor broke her shoulder in a fall at her home but gave no details of the fall. Supreme Court Spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said the Justice will be able to conduct her normal duties despite the accident.
News stories did not say how Sotomayor broke her shoulder and why a Supreme Court spokeswoman did not know which shoulder the justice had broken. The spokeswoman originally said Sotomayor broke her left shoulder, but it was her right shoulder that was actually broken, Reuters reported Tuesday.
Another minor mystery that has not been cleared up is why Sotomayor’s injury was not revealed until an April 17 hearing at the Supreme Court. Reporters only learned about the injury when Sotomayor appeared on the bench with a sling, as the Above the Law blog reported.
This was the second health scare for Sotomayor; who is considered one of the court’s four liberal justices, this year. The Justice; who is diabetic, was treated for low blood sugar by paramedics at her Washington D.C. home in January.
Sotomayor, 63 is one of the youngest Supreme Court Justices, while two of her colleagues are over 80, Bloomberg Politics reported. The oldest Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85 and rarely falls publically according to reports.
Walk This Way
Ex-first lady and former presidential candidate Hillary R. Clinton fractured her wrist during a book tour in India, on March 13. Clinton was injured in a nasty fall at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Newsweekreported.
Clinton had fallen in London five months earlier on her book tour, showing up on Graham Norton’s Show with a surgical boot. “It hurts, it hurts,” she said to the popular talk show host.
To add to the mystery, different news sources gave different accounts of Clinton’s injuries. Newsweek reported Hillary had been taken to a private hospital at 5 a.m. in the morning. The Times of Indiareported that doctors were sent to the palace to examine Clinton there.
What Really Happened to Hillary in India?
Clinton had to abandon plans to visit the Mehrangarh Fort, an historic site and instead stay in the Bhawan Palace the former residence of Rajasthan’s royal family. Oddly enough, the doctor that treated Clinton, requested anonymity when making a statement to the press about the injuries, Newsweek reported.
A later version of the Newsweek story claimed Clinton slipped and fell in the bathtub. Stranger still, Newsweekclaimed Clinton was in the bathtub at 5 a.m. in the morning. News reports did not say why Clinton was in the tub that early or explain why there are two versions of the same story one dated March 13 and one dated March 16 online.
This was Clinton’s second fall that reporters are aware of during the Indian book tour. The former Secretary of State slipped twice while climbing the stairs at the Jahaz Mahal, a historic fortress in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh, Times Now Newsreported.
Some have speculated that Indian god “Kali” was responsible for the falls, seeing Clinton as a rival for the love and attention of Lord Shiva. Clinton could not be reached for comment. Others were angry that Kali had been brought into the unusual story.
What do you think? Give us your opinion:
Bad footwear for terrain? In a hurry? Gained additional weight? Thinking about other things? Just getting older? Kali? Other?