Hilary Clinton has a frightening amount of support in the
Hillary Clinton smashed fundraising records and stashed a staggering $US36 million ($A44.7 million) into her 2008 campaign war chest today, in a daunting challenge to her rivals for the White House.
The funds were raised from 50,000 donors across 50 states.
Still, it’s premature to read much of anything into this. The Obama campaign people have not released the dollar value of their fundraising, but said their candidate had taken 108,095 donations from more than 85,000 people.
No figures yet from the Republican side of the fence.
Whatever the case, Hilary is one happy chicky-babe. Guess we’ll have to wait for the other figures before we see if her smirk stays in place.
Meanwhile, Federal politician, really rich guy, and former lawyer Malcolm Turnbull claims to have no understanding of why David Hicks's lawyers did not push for a plea bargain earlier.
Obviously Turnbull hasn’t been paying attention over the last five years, not least of which over the fact that there hasn’t been a settled legal structure under which Hicks could be tried or plead. He could have pleaded his little heart out, with or without the help of his legal team, but in order to do so, he would, I assume, have had to lay charges against himself. I have no idea how you go about a plea bargain if no court exits and no charges have been laid. It tends to create a little bit of a blocker for pleading-type activities. Minister (and former lawyer) Turnbull prefers to go the sleaze route by implying sleazy motives:
"I've always wondered whether his failure to get a deal done and the apparent lack of interest to get a deal done, I've often wondered what their motivations were there."
Sure Mal, he was waiting for an election year, he really liked the accommodation and the food, and he didn’t want to get a haircut. That would be my best guess.