Petite Power! Obama Vertically-Challenges His Cabinet Picks (SLIDESHOW)

01/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Fun fact: if elected, John McCain, at 5'7", would have been the shortest president to hold office in over one hundred years (President William McKinley stood at the same height in 1897). But we all know how that turned out.

And so the struggle for petite empowerment continues: at Monday morning's press conference, four of Barack Obama's six cabinet picks could barely clear the microphone. Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Janet Napolitano, and Robert Gates certainly have their work cut out for them in office, but first they might want to fight for a step stool. Why should the 6'1" President-elect have all the visibility?

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