Bachmann Releases Letter from House Attending Physician

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July 20 2011 4:31 PM

Bachmann Releases Letter from House Attending Physician

Michele Bachmann's campaign has sent out a letter from the attending physician of the House, Brian Monahan. In it, he writes that Bachmann is able to control her condition with sumatriptan and odansetron. This goes quiet a ways toward quieting the questions; we can assess the side effects of the medication while continuing to assess whether the condition affects her performance. So far, reporters have nailed down three days over several years on which Bachmann was actually incapacitated by migraines.

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David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. You can reach him at daveweigel@gmail.com, or tweet at him @daveweigel.