Hillary: Just Shut Up and Listen to me Talk

“I was a little bit underwhelmed,’’ said Doug Rohde, 46, as he left her a rally in a fire station in Denison. “The message was very generic — and no questions.’’

Idiot: Ron Paul Blames US for Bhutto’s Death

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Transcript of Al-Qaeda Phone Call After Bhutto Murder

Here is a translation of the transcript of the alleged telephone conversation from senior al-Qa’eda leader Baitullah Mehsud to another militant said to have been intercepted after the assassination. Maulvi Sahib (MS): Asalaam Aleikum (Peace be with you) Baitullah Mehsud (BM): Waleikum Asalam (And also with you) MS: Chief, how are you? BM: I am fine. MS: Congratulations, I just got back during the night. BM: Congratulations to you, were they our men? MS: Yes they were ours. BM: Who were they? MS: There was Saeed, there was Bilal from Badar and Ikramullah. BM: The three of them did it? MS: Ikramullah and Bilal did it. BM: Then congratulations. MS: Where are you? I want to meet you. BM: I am at Makeen (town in South Waziristan tribal region), come over, I am at Anwar Shah’s house. MS: OK, I’ll come. BM: Don’t inform their house for the time being. MS: OK. BM: It was a tremendous effort. They were really brave boys who killed her. MS: Mashallah (Thank God). When I come I will give you all the details. BM: I will wait for you. Congratulations, once again congratulations. MS: Congratulations to you. BM: Anything I can do for you? MS: Thank you very much. BM: Asalaam Aleikum. MS: Waaleikum Asalaam.

Good News on Immigration From 6 Nations

Should new immigrants be required to take a citizenship and language test in order to remain in (the UK/ France/ Italy/ Spain/ Germany/ the U.S.)?

Yes 80% 83% 61% 61% 50% 86%
No 11% 8% 21% 29% 35% 9%
Not sure 8% 10% 18% 10% 15% 5%

Source: Harris Interactive / Financial Times
Methodology: Online interviews with 6,226 adults in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States, conducted from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2007. Margin of error for individual countries is 3 per cent.

Portuguese Prefer Prostitution

Do you support or oppose the legalization of prostitution in “trick houses”.

Support 51.1%
Oppose 24.0%
Not sure 24.9%

Source: Marktest / Diario de Noticias / TSF
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 807 Portuguese adults, conducted from Nov. 20 to Nov. 23, 2007. Margin of error is 3.45 per cent.

UK: Conservatives Lead Labour by 11

What party would you vote for in the next general election?

Dec. 2007 Nov. 2007 Aug. 2007
Conservative 41% 40% 36%
Labour 30% 27% 36%
Liberal Democrat 16% 18% 15%
Other 13% 15% 13%

Source: Communicate Research / The Independent
Methodology: Interviews with 1,004 British adults, conducted from Dec. 14 to Dec. 16, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

Hillary’s National Lead Disappears

Giuliani v. Rodham Clinton

Dec. 18 Dec. 4 Nov. 8
Rudy Giuliani (R) 45% 43% 46%
Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) 44% 46% 42%

Romney v. Rodham Clinton

Dec. 18 Dec. 4 Nov. 8
Mitt Romney (R) 44% 43% 42%
Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) 43% 46% 47%

Source: Rasmussen Reports
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 800 likely American voters, conducted on Dec. 17 and Dec. 18, 2007. Margin of error is 3.5 per cent.