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Republican governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas says Hillary Clinton will be tough for Republicans to defeat in 2008. He says Hillary has “rock-star quality that she brings just by walking into a room and sucking the oxygen out of it.”

As does Newt Gingrich in an interview to air tonight on NY1: “She had the courage to say to the Left Wing of her party: ‘that’s wrong.’ Any Republican who thinks they can beat her with a cheap and nasty campaign is crazy.”

The Times new-ish political blog on national politics has Colin Powell’s letter to John McCain where Powell writes, “The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism.”

John Faso put up a website so people can calculate how much their taxes will increase under a Governor Spitzer.

Jeanine Pirro and Andrew Cuomo have begun to debate about debates already.

Pirro’s husband got a speeding ticket. Again. This time, doing 51 in a 25 mph zone near a school.

Senator Serph Maltese’s 101-year-old uncle passed away.

The Brennan Center wonders how many handicapped voters were disenfranchised on Tuesday.

One-time gubernatorial candidate Pat Manning, who is running for re-election to the Assembly, lost his Independence Republican Party primary.

Eliot Spitzer, take note: Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico has just taken the “new sheriff in town” theme to a whole new level.

Hillary.org has the victory speech KT McFarland never delivered.

And pictured above is an Assembly candidate who used Photoshop to get some help from Hillary.

— Azi Paybarah

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