One-time Clinton speechwriter Heather Hurlburt is in some physical discomfort, but, in a blog posting entitled “It Hurts Just as Much,” she suggests she is suffering at least as much from the psychic agony of the nation’s parlous direction:

I haven’t posted lately because of a painful nerve problem in one arm. Even with Vicodin, ibuprofen, muscle relaxants and the occasional naughty glass of wine in my system, the Bush national security policy, progressive infighting, and the decline of our global standing hurt just as much, I’m sorry to say.