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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:25 AM

Is Manafort's health REALLY failing him? Or is that just a ploy?

Is Manafort's health REALLY failing him? Or is that just a ploy? Are these props to gain sympathy from judges and the public?

Does he actually need his cane? Does he NEED a wheelchair? Or is he pretending to be a frail-old-man... on his deathbed... in order to get a speedy pardon from Trump?

What they're claiming is in stark contrast to all the "stock footage" of him briskly walking into and out of the courthouse. He had quite the energetic bounce as he strolled into the courtroom, dodging and weaving to avoid reporters and protestors.

I'm willing to accept that his MOOD may have changed since being sentenced, but I have my doubts that his physical abilities have declined as much as he and his lawyers are saying.

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Reply Is Manafort's health REALLY failing him? Or is that just a ploy? (Original post)
NurseJackie Feb 12 OP
Dennis Donovan Feb 12 #1
NurseJackie Feb 12 #4
hlthe2b Feb 12 #2
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 12 #3
dalton99a Feb 12 #10
marble falls Feb 12 #5
NurseJackie Feb 12 #9
marble falls Feb 13 #13
NurseJackie Feb 13 #14
watoos Feb 12 #6
monmouth4 Feb 12 #7
NurseJackie Feb 12 #8
Polly Hennessey Feb 12 #11
MineralMan Feb 12 #12

Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:28 AM

1. He's pulling a Vinnie the Chin...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:32 AM

4. I believe so, too.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:28 AM

2. It has been reported that he is suffering from gout, which would not suprise me...

Painful, but not really consistent with "failing health"... I'm sure he is getting treatment, but it does give him the excuse to use a wheelchair/cane and appear to be "failing"

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:29 AM

3. Think Mubarak in Egypt.

Remember when he was on trial and was basically in a comatose state?

Then after the Al Sisi government released him he had apparently made a miraculous recovery...in prison?

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:17 AM

10. Yep:

Before




After




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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:38 AM

5. Realizing he's on his way to real deal prison has brought the thespian in him out.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:13 AM

9. BTW: That's NOT what the "T" stands for in LGBTQ

BTW: That's NOT what the "T" stands for in LGBTQ

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 08:36 PM

13. Occasionally. Once in a while it kinda does.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 13, 2019, 08:42 PM

14. Indeed!

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:40 AM

6. I agree NurseJackie,

but you would know better than I that our mind can make us sick. I'm guessing that Manafort is full of cortisol right now.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:53 AM

7. I don't doubt the gout, but I don't care, do you? n/t

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Response to monmouth4 (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:11 AM

8. Very much so!

Very much so! I'm just oozing with sympathy for that son of a bitch!

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:01 AM

11. My sympathy for Manafort

is zero. He “might” have gout. Who cares. I would think prison food would alleviate most of the symptoms.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:06 AM

12. Well, a wheelchair is powerful visual evidence of something.

Putting a defendant in a wheelchair is an emotional plea for mercy from any jury.

Does he need a wheelchair? Who knows?

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