Some surprising facts about Hillary Clinton include the fact that she hasn't driven a car since 1996, she is a Grammy winner and she is a former Republican. Former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the only First Spouse to be elected to national office.Continue Reading
Clinton is the first First Lady of Arkansas to continue working while her husband was Governor. She is the only First Spouse to be subpoenaed, and she and her husband are the first presidential couple to be fingerprinted.
Clinton says she wanted to be a baseball player, an astronaut and a journalist at points during her youth. When she inquired about becoming an astronaut, NASA informed her that they did not admit women into the program. She once tried to become a U.S. Marine and also worked at a salmon cannery in Alaska.
A former Republican, Clinton campaigned for Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater and switched parties in 1968. She states she was inspired to pursue public service after hearing a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Once defeating Senator John McCain in a drinking contest, Clinton won the game with four shots of vodka. She likes hot sauce and even adds it to her salad. Clinton is a Methodist while President Clinton is a Southern Baptist; they attend separate churches. She is the most widely travelled Secretary of State, having visited 112 countries during her service.
Hillary Clinton's Grammy win is for the audio book version of her book, "It Takes a Village."Learn more about Politics