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Hillary Clinton Makes First Known Presidential Debate Reference to How Long It Takes Women to Pee

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Hillary Clinton at the Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas.

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Hillary Clinton has noted, at Tuesday night’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas, that electing a woman as president of the United States would be a historic first. She also, it seems fair to say, just became the first presidential candidate to make reference during a debate to how long it takes women to pee.

The transcript:

Anderson Cooper: And welcome back to this CNN democratic presidential debate. It has been quite a night so far. We are in the final block of this debate. All the candidates are back, which I’m very happy to see.


It’s a long story. Let’s continue. Secretary Clinton, welcome back.

Clinton: Well, thank you. You know, it does take me a little longer. That’s all I can say.

It was a funny moment.

Read more of Slate’s coverage of the Democratic primary debate.