Hillary’s Morning Routine

Does Hillary Clinton’s morning routine put her at a disadvantage? Michael Kinsley writes on Slate.com that Hillary probably spends at least 40 minutes getting ready in the morning, while her male opponents most likely spend around 20 minutes showering, shaving, and getting dressed. “Every day, seven days a week, for almost two years, the candidates campaign,” Kinsley writes. “The average day is probably 15 to 20 hours. The average amount of sleep could be four hours. And yet every day the male candidates can sleep an extra precious half-hour or more—or spend the time cramming for the day—simply because our culture doesn’t impose the same rules on them about their appearances.” But besides showering, which we assume she does alone, Hillary can have other people help her get ready for the day while she checks her email or memorizes a speech. But would Americans be okay knowing that their president has her own hair and makeup team who blow dry her hair and apply her natural-but-polished eyeliner and lipstick? Who knows, maybe the current president has his own glam-squad, and we just don’t hear about it. [Slate.com]