You know how sometimes you have a rough week at work, so on Firday, you decide to down a few adult beverages to take the sting out of yout latest misfortunes and failures?
Multiply that feeling by 40 bajillion and imagine that instead of accidentally hitting “reply all,” you missed out on the chance to make world history and have your face on money.
Now you have an idea of how Hillary Clinton feels.
To be fair, Clinton seems to have dealt with loss of the 2016 presidential election fairly well, all things considered.
But while she’s maintained a brave face publicly, we’re sure the defeat was traumatic, and many never fully recover from such a crushing blow.
Perhaps that’s why supporters, critics, and media figures just can’t help but let their imaginations run wild when it comes to the methods that Hillary might be using to cope with the devastation of losing the presidency to a guy who’s previous foray into politics consisted entirely of losing what was left of his mind over a freakin’ birth certificate.
Throughout the campaign, Team Trump made much of Clinton’s alleged health issues, with some far-right pundits even going so far as to suggest the 70-year-old grandmother is a raging alcoholic.
Now, a new book by New York Times reporter Amy Chozick reveals that that’s far from the case – but concedes that Clinton doesn’t enjoy her cocktails more than most contemporary political figures.
In an excerpt from Chasing Hillary published today by Radar Online, Chozick claims that if elected, Hillary would’ve been “the booziest president since FDR.”
“Beset by stereotypes that she is a hall-monitor type, buttoned up and bookish, churchgoing and dutiful, but not much fun at a keg party, in reality, Mrs. Clinton enjoys a cocktail – or three – more than most previous presidents,” Chozick writes.
Clinton has referenced her love of white wine when asked about her coping mechanisms, but the comments are usually of a joking nature.
“It wasn’t all yoga and breathing: I also drank my share of chardonnay,” she wrote in her 2017 memoir, What Happened.
Okay, so Hillary isn’t wandering the woods of Chappaqua smashed out of her mind on a thermos of gin and tonics, like some folks would have you believe, but it seems she likes to take the edge off with a beverage or three at the end of the night.
Relatable, and probably much healthier than Trump’s McDonald’s obsession.
Even so, we’re starting to hope there’s some truth to those rumors about the Rock running for president in 2020.
After that last election, Americans might be thinking that compararitively young health nut is a nice change of pace.