Hillary Clinton either suffers from a severe form of anhidrosis or uses way better antipersperant than the rest of us, since, apparently, she never sweats. Ever.
This scoop comes to us via Condé Nast Traveler's Kevin Doyle who traveled 19,000 miles with Clinton in nine days, crossing China, Bangladesh and India, and during that time kept a keen eye on the secretary of state's skin: It failed to secrete even a drop of sweat.
As Doyle explains:
Even after living under the klieg-light scorch of media scrutiny as First Lady (eight years), senator (eight years), and now the sixty-seventh secretary of state (three years and counting), there’s one very intimate detail that most people still don’t know about Hillary Clinton, and which I shall divulge: She does not sweat. Literally. She does not even glow. No matter how high the heat, not a drop nor a drip nor a bead nor so much as the faintest glisten can be detected anywhere about her person.
Could it be true? It sounds like spin. Like a detail Clinton flaks crafted to set the tone of a flattering profile—she never loses her cool! And as Doyle notes, the "improbable physical anomaly... was cited more than once (along with superhuman stamina, uncommon thoughtfulness, and a steel-trap mind) by longtime aides and members of the press corps." But, if false, it would be incredibly easy to disprove. Hillary's one of the most photographed people on earth. She can't go anywhere without the prying eyes of the media. Shockingly, we can't find any such evidence of the salty bodily fluid. Go ahead. Survey the Internet's supply of "sweaty" + "Hillary Clinton" imagery. She's dry as a bone. Are we missing something? In the absence of hard-sweat-based evidence, we concede to Doyle: You sir, have stumbled on to something.
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