“[Hillary Clinton’s] view of America and its circumstances is remarkably dreary, considering that she and her husband have risen from the middle class to enjoy stratospheric influence and prominence, along with an income that puts them in the ranks of the super-rich- $109 million just over the last eight years.” – Carol Platt Liebau

“Gun Control: Barack Obama says he won’t take folks’ guns away as long as they’re hunters. But when the hunted are his constituents, well, that’s different: He opposes concealed carry and the right to self-defense. There’s something about an election that brings out the sportsman in a Democratic presidential candidate. Recall John Kerry’s sudden fondness for hunting four years ago. And speaking in Idaho earlier this year, Barack Obama told the crowd, ‘We got a lot of hunters in the state of Illinois, and I have no intention of taking away folks’ guns.’ Except he does. In a 1996 questionnaire, Obama wrote that he ‘supported banning the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns.’ He says now that the survey was filled out by an aide who misrepresented his views. Yet his record since then is consistent with that view. Never mind that Illinois and the other 49 states have a lot of two-legged predators… On the subject of the total ban on gun ownership in the District of Columbia, a Second Amendment case before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Nov. 23 Chicago Tribune said Obama believes in the right of local communities to enact common sense laws to combat violence and save lives. Obama believes the D.C. handgun law is constitutional… Obama’s Web site says: ‘He will protect the rights of hunters and other law-abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport and use guns for the purposes of hunting and target shooting’… Not, apparently, for you to protect your wife and children.” – Investor’s Business Daily

“I say that the Second Amendment is, in order of importance, the first amendment. It is America’s First Freedom, the one right that protects all the others.” – Charlton Heston

“If you talk about race, it does not make you a racist. If you see distinctions between the genders, it does not make you a sexist. If you think critically about a denomination, it does not make you anti-religion. If you accept but don’t celebrate homosexuality, it does not make you a homophobe.” – Charlton Heston

“As I have stood in the crosshairs of those who target Second Amendment freedoms, I’ve realized that firearms are not the only issue. No, it’s much, much bigger than that. I’ve come to understand that a cultural war is raging across our land, in which, with Orwellian fervor, certain acceptable thoughts and speech are mandated.” – Charlton Heston

“I’d rather play a senator than be one.” – Charlton Heston

“Clinton’s obsession with 3 a.m. phone calls seems bottomless- perhaps because of all those nights she got hang-up calls from Monica? Clinton just released a new ad in which she says John McCain won’t be ready to handle a 3 a.m. call on housing foreclosures. My guess is he’ll be plenty ready to scream at the idiot who thinks he should wake the president of United States in the middle of the night about something like that.” – Jonah Goldberg

“In the latest ad, when she picks up the phone at 3 A.M. to take the emergency foreclosure breaking-news update, she’s got perfect hair and make-up, and she’s immaculately dressed. Is having to get up at 2 A.M. to put her face on for the 3 A.M. campaign ad causing her to retreat into Bosnian war fantasies?” – Mark Steyn

“The Clintons just released their tax returns to the public… It turns out that over the past eight years, they’ve donated over $10 million to charity. When they asked Bill Clinton why he gave so much money to charity, he said, ‘She’s a really good dancer’.” – Conan O’Brien

Jay Leno: This week is Explore Your Career Options week. Especially if you work for the Hillary Clinton campaign. … Hillary’s senior campaign adviser, Mark Penn, has left the campaign. Apparently he was coming under some heavy sniper fire. … Penn was credited for catapulting her from a veritable shoo-in to second place. … Good news for Hillary Clinton. You know Hillary’s ad where she says she’s ready to answer the phone at 3 AM? This is interesting. Today, she got a call from India and they said if this presidential thing doesn’t work out, they have a job for her in tech support. … It looks like Barack Obama has taken a ten-point lead over Hillary Clinton. You know they say, behind every successful man there’s a woman. Unfortunately for Hillary, it’s her. … Today, Barack Obama said that as president, when it comes to solving the problem of global warming, he wants to have Al Gore at the table… Al Gore at the table. Have you seen Al Gore lately? I think he needs to push a little away from the table. … Former presidential candidate John Edwards announced he will not- will not- accept the nomination for vice president. Which is really important, considering no one has asked him.