THE BUZZ | Poll has Obama edging Clinton
A USA Today/Gallup Poll of registered voters nationwide has Barack Obama edging Hillary Clinton 30 percent to 29 percent among Democrats, followed by Al Gore at 17 percent. The poll also has Rudy Giuliani leading Republicans with 32 percent, followed by John McCain at 19 percent, Mitt Romney at 12 percent and Fred Thompson at 11 percent.
It has Giuliani leading Clinton 52 percent to 45 percent in a head-to-head match-up.
Faithful to her faith
In a rare public discussion of her husband’s infidelity, Clinton said Monday that she probably could not have gotten through her marital troubles without relying on her faith in God.
“I am very grateful that I had a grounding in faith that gave me the courage and the strength to do what I thought was right, regardless of what the world thought,” Clinton said at a forum where she, Obama and John Edwards talked about faith and values.
Don’t we all?
Clinton, at that faith and values forum: “Sometimes, I say, ‘Oh Lord, why can’t you help me lose weight.’ ”
The New York Post reports that the inconvenient truth for Laurie and Larry David is that their marriage is over. The two have separated after 14 years and two kids.
Laurie — a liberal diehard who produced “An Inconvenient Truth” and recently toured with Sheryl Crow to warn of global warming — was starting to overshadow her husband, the co-creator of “Seinfeld” and star of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” The official word is the split is amicable, and no other parties are involved.
At The Huffington Post, Thomas B. Edsall thinks Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, chairman of the House Democratic caucus, has a winning formulation for his party regarding Iraq: “The Army won the war. George Bush lost the peace.”
Larry Flynt is offering $1 million to anyone who could provide proof of an illicit sexual encounter with a “with a congressperson, senator or other prominent officeholder.”
GOP candidate Mike Huckabee said of the buzz over Fred Thompson: “There is this almost created sense of this Mighty Mouse candidacy, ‘Here I come to save the day.’ ”