Benazir Bhutto’s assassination elicited comments from all the candidates, but as the Washington Post reports, those from Hillary and Barack are most revealing. Hill, who has a tendency to politicize many things, decried Barack’s tying the killing to the Iraq war and our diversion of forces from destroying Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. She drew parallels between herself and Bhutto as women leaders and mothers.

Will their remarks make a difference to Iowa’s caucusers? Obama used the tragedy to underline his call for change inside the Beltway. Will that buoy his already rising number?

Meanwhile, Rudy the Gee has decamped to Florida, releasing a new campaign ad about 9/11. Stop the presses!