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“The better a politician’s looks, the higher the frequency of television news coverage,” says a trio of Israeli communication professors at the University of Haifa who compared the physical appearance of leading politicians with the amount of press they got.

“Earlier studies have shown that people generally tend to prefer the company of people who are physically attractive and even value them as more worthy people. Our study reveals that journalists probably behave just like the rest,” says Yariv Tsfati, who led the study.

CANDIDATE IN WAITING

“The policies coming out of D.C. right now, this fundamental transformation of America, well a lot of women concerned about their kids’ futures are saying we don’t like this fundamental transformation, and we’re going to do something. It seems like it’s kind of a mom awakening in the last year and a half. … Because moms sort of just know when something is wrong. We’re going to turn this thing around. We’re going to get our country back on the right track. Look out Washington, ‘cause there’s a whole stampede of elephants crossing the line and the ETA for them stampeding through is November 2, 2010.”

(Sarah Palin, in a new campaign video. See it here: www.sarahpac.com).

POLL DU JOUR

c 86 percent of U.S. voters say the immigration issue is “important” in determining how they will vote in the 2010 midterms.

c 68 percent say gaining control of the U.S. border is the most important action in immigration reform.

c 64 percent blame the federal government and its failure “to enforce immigration law” for creating the immigration controversy.

c 61 percent would like an immigration law similar to Arizona’s legislation for their own state.

c 28 percent agree with the U.S. Justice Department legal challenge to the Arizona law.

c 28 percent would oppose the passage of immigration law in their state that is similar to Arizona’s.

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