Hillary Clinton's life is exhausting. Even reading Clinton's schedule is exhausting. I know, because I did it — I read every page of Clinton's State Department schedule from early 2009 through the middle of 2011 when she was secretary.
That's right, 3,721 pages of Clinton's daily routine, which, taken together, reveal a surprisingly intimate portrait of the life of the Democratic nominee for president.
The schedules were released by the State Department as a result of FOIA requests and subsequent litigation by conservative group Citizens United, and obtained by CNBC. The pages are often redacted by State Department officials, who have removed details on certain meetings, events and phone calls citing personal privacy, national security or other exemptions to disclosure.
Still, the documents reveal the moments that made Clinton's life in Washington in those years — her daily commute to work (a zippy 10 minutes from her northwest Washington home) and her Friday evening slogs on the US Airways shuttle to LaGuardia Airport to get to the home she and Bill Clinton maintain in Chappaqua, New York. The faces she saw every day, especially the ones who are so familiar they are simply referenced by first name: Huma (Abedin), Lona (Valmoro), Cheryl (Mills), Maggie (Williams), and Jake (Sullivan). The principals, Hillary and Bill Clinton, are simply referred to by their initials: HRC and WJC.