As part of the great American electoral tamasha, Hillary Clinton has been unbundling herself. She says as a child she wanted to be an Olympics athlete, but she wasn't athletic. She says she wanted to be a doctor, but hospitals made her woozy. Etcetera.

In the same vein, she says that when she was younger she wanted to be an astronaut.

"Could you imagine, if Hillary had become an astronaut, what  Bill Clinton would be saying?" asked the standup comedian Jay Leno on The Tonight Show on NBC this week.

"Mr. Clinton are you married?"

"Yes, but my wife is no longer on this earth.”