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Thompson Questions Clinton’s Diplomatic Ability

November 1, 2007

By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press Writer

LAS VEGAS – Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson suggested on Thursday that Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s lack of clarity in her debate answers raises questions about her ability to handle diplomacy.

Addressing a crowd of Republican donors, the former Tennessee senator joined Clinton’s Democratic opponents in seizing on her debate answer on whether she supported a plan by New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer to grant drivers’ licenses to illegal immigrations.

At first, Clinton appeared to praise the plan. Pressed later in the debate, she seemed to backtrack, saying she didn’t say it should be done. Her campaign sought to clarify her comments on Wednesday, saying she supported the governor’s effort.

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