Earlier today, the McCain-Palin campaign released a summary of Governor Sarah Palin’s medical records. No doubt, Andrew Sullivan will remain obsessed with the inner workings of Gov. Palin’s uterus – but at least he’ll always have the letter from her doctor. I thought about skipping over to his site and reading about it – but decided that his opinion really is irrelevant at this point.
Per the AP:
WASHINGTON – Sarah Palin is in excellent health with no known health issues that would interfere with her ability to perform the duties of vice president if she and Republican John McCain are elected Tuesday, her family doctor says.
Palin had promised several weeks ago to release the information, following similar releases by McCain, and Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
In a two-page letter, Dr. Cathy Baldwin-Johnson, Palin’s personal family physician in Alaska since 1997, said Palin has only been hospitalized for childbirth.
The Alaska governor is a 44-year-old mother of five. Son Trig, born earlier this year, has Down syndrome.
Palin had a breast biopsy in 1992 for what turned out to be a benign lesion. Her vital signs, including blood pressure and pulse, have been normal, the summary said.
Baldwin-Johnson said Palin has no close relatives with major health problems.
Palin also takes no routine prescription medications and exercises regularly.
“In summary, Gov. Palin is in excellent health and has no known health problems that would interfere with her ability to carry out the duties and obligations of vice president of the United States of America,” the doctor said.
The American people are going to do whatever it is they are going to do. And then, we can all pay homage to Gerald Ford, “our long national nightmare is over.”