Jewish World Review Jan. 26, 2007 /7 Shevat, 5767
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
Helen Mirren won a Golden Globe for playing England's sixteenth-century icon Queen Elizabeth I. She was a great war queen. Over four hundred years ago she defeated the Spanish to win what now looks like temporary control of North America.
Friends of G-d is a documentary about evangelical Christianity which hits theaters this week. Evangelicals are stranded politically. Religious conservatives have no candidate to unite them in the next presidential election, if you don't count Hillary Clinton.
The Gallup Poll released Monday divided Hillary Clinton's support into three groups. Her core supporters are liberals who want progressive social policies, centrists who want an internationalist foreign policy, and comedians with mortgages.
The Gallup Poll showed a surge for Barack Obama Monday from Democrats who love the talented and energetic candidate, who happens to be black. Nobody could have seen this coming a year ago. The Republicans are going to hang onto the White House.
American Idol topped television ratings last week with a record thirty-seven million viewers. The judges were cruel and cold and merciless. Afterwards the attorney general called and asked if they ever thought about doing military trials.
The Justice Department concluded Monday that the FBI didn't do enough to protect House pages from Congressman Mark Foley. The Florida congressman was a favorite among FBI agents. In the bureau's annual drag show he always played J. Edgar Hoover.
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