Reader Rice for President e-mails: I like Senator Hillary, but the fact is, Dr. [Condoleezza] Rice is way more educated, polished, and has an expertise in foreign affairs over Hillary. And she acquired these traits without a husband/children. How many can say that?

How many indeed? All those reasons and more are why we at the IWF made the accomplished Condi our Woman of Valor for 2006 on May 10.

Update: A Hillary must-read is Craig Horowitz’s “The Trouble With Hillary” in this week’s New York magazine. Seems that the trouble is that everyone in America has already made up his or her mind about Hill–which means that she’ll slam-dunk the Dem nomination but (Horowitz predicts) never claim more than 50 percent in the polls. Net result: Dems lose again, in ’08.