We’ve all been on pins and needles (NOT) wondering about the fate of the formerly ubiquitous Secretary of Alternate Facts Kellyanne Conway. Saturday Night Live even did a skit last weekend about her mysterious disappearance. BUT FEAR NOT! TMZ has found her! Zipping through Reagan National Airport, looking just as fresh and purty as the last time we saw her.
When asked where she’s been hiding, Conway rightfully asserts that if people haven’t found her it’s because “they’re not really looking.”
TMZ also reports that she’s been very busy “on the road trying to find solutions to opioid abuse.”
Glad THAT’S about to be taken care off.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Deaths from drug use are now the leading cause of accidental death in America, surpassing deaths by car accidents and guns. Overdose deaths have quadrupled since 2009. And you can’t turn on the news without hearing about the next wave of overdose deaths from opioids such as heroin, the synthetic opioid, fentanyl, prescription painkillers such as oxycontin, and now the elephant tranquilizer, carfentanil.
Of course, Republicans repealing the health care law is likely to exacerbate the crisis. (And gutting Obamacare’s “essential services” like addiction support and mental health services, two services which are crucial to tackling the opioid epidemic, isn’t going to help).
But if Kellyanne’s on it, I’m sure the opioid epidemic is all but over.
Watch below. (Photo: MediaPunch)