Wednesday, February 7 in the news.....
- Argentina's first couple, a power pair often compared to Bill and Hillary Clinton, won't say whether it will be a his or hers candidacy in this year's presidential election. With both Kirchners doing well in the polls, they've been floating the idea that she should run to replace him while he's still in office. When asked President Nestor Kirchner says 'he doesn't make the household rules', and when asked Sen. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said if he stays out at the pub and doesn't bother to call he will lose the Presidency.
- Prime Minister John Howard doesn't believe most Australians are all that squeamish about drinking recycled water in the future. Neither, did he say, are they squeamish about changing the language of a popular insult from 'ha ha eat shit cunt' to 'ha ha drink shit cunt'.
- US R&B outfit Boyz II Men hit the jackpot with their hit singles End Of The Road and I'll Make Love To You in the early 1990's. It's been more than a decade since these tunes dominated the charts but the artists are out to prove they've still got it. Now they are set to tour Australia backing their new album The Remedy. The Australian tour will be launched at Sydney's Luna Park on February 14 and they will visit Newcastle, Brisbane and Melbourne before playing two more shows in Sydney. When asked why they won't be touring Adelaide the Boyz responded "Adelaide?"
- An Iranian government-sponsored body set up to probe the veracity of the Holocaust has challenged Europe to hand over documents about the mass slaughter of Jews in World War II. The Iranian government group doubts such claims of WWII, with a spokesman for the body commenting: "I mean, really, who could hate the Jews that much? Who could manufacture such propaganda about 'Zionists' as to dehumanise them in order to war against them?"