March 3rd 2007

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Articles from this issue:

CANBERRA OBSERVED: John Howard's election year dilemma

EDITORIAL: Climate change: time for a reality check

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Water and ethanol - time to think big

WATER: Who will stand up for states' rights?

RADICAL ENVIRONMENTALISM: Sabotage and piracy on the high seas

CHINA: 'Bloody Harvest' - organ-harvesting latest

STRAWS IN THE WIND: Ecclesiastical charades / Rudd's credibility / Victoria's new Second Chamber / Putin's way

SPECIAL FEATURE: New light on Bob Santamaria

EUTHANASIA: Male suicide rise linked to euthanasia debate

OPINION: Dangers of a 'same-sex' register

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS: South Korean-US relations under strain

OPINION: Climate change - hot air, big bucks, cold facts

Truth not always a defence (letter)

How Rudd could beat Coalition (letter)

The bushfire crisis (letter)

U.S. Presidential candidates (letter)

Government subsidies and health hazards (letter)

OBITUARY: Vale Charles Coffey (1906-2007)

CINEMA: Heart-warming rags-to-riches story - The Pursuit of Happyness

BOOKS: DUMBING DOWN, by Kevin Donnelly

BOOKS: DOWN TO THIS: A Year Living with the Homeless

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Presidential candidates (letter)

by Frank Bellet

News Weekly, March 3, 2007

American Republican candidate for president, Rudy Giuliani, says, "I'm in it to win."

If he won the Republican nomination, he would defeat Hillary Clinton for the presidency, because she has made many enemies and he is popular following his work after 9/11.

Also, while mayor of New York, he drastically reduced crime, for example from 2,300 murders per year to 600.

That vote for president would be national, however the vote for his nomination would be among Republicans. His opinions on gay rights, abortion and gun control (not to mention the fact that he up to his third marriage) would not sit well with party members, who are generally conservative.

We haven't heard much from the man I think could and should be president, former Republican Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, who is presently keeping a low profile.

Highly intelligent and very articulate, this no-spin straight-shooter would take Hillary Clinton to the cleaners, in a live telecast of a presidential debate.

Frank Bellet,
Petrie, Qld

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