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My tally is in my head rather than on my laptop. Not being a high-flying politician, I guess my enemies are fewer and easier to remember than hers are.

New York's mayor to crack down on racist taxi drivers

UNDERCOVER POLICE and taxi inspectors started plying the streets of New York yesterday in a "sting" operation designed to crack down on cab drivers who refuse rides to black passengers. The operation was ordered by the mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, in response to a complaint from a prominent black actor, Danny Glover, who had difficulty hailing a taxi in Manhattan.

Forget the facelift, get a divorce

In 1996, nearly two million people in the United States underwent cosmetic surgery. When I say people, what I really mean is women, given that almost 90 per cent of the patients are female. So it is not entirely surprising that Hillary Clinton is reported to be considering a facelift as she prepares to run for the US Senate, apparently thinking that a new, younger appearance may make her more attractive to voters. We are forever being told that men prefer youthful-looking women, certainly as sexual partners, so why should the same theory not hold true at the ballot box?

Who'll vote for the liar's wife?

Remember the "vast, right-wing conspiracy" blamed by Hillary Clinton when her husband faced allegations about Monica Lewinsky at the beginning of last year? Now she admits he lied, claiming he was upset by the death of his friend Vince Foster and anxious to spare her feelings. "He couldn't protect me, so he lied,"she told the launch edition of Talk magazine last week. This comes as no great surprise, given that the truth and Mr Clinton are very distant acquaintances, like people who once met at a party and did not get on. Whether Mrs Clinton was really convinced by her husband's denial at the time is another matter, for only a besotted wife could have failed to notice a pattern in the accusations made against him.

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