The 'Monster' issue
On the Hillary/Monster issue I would only note that in English law libels are at their most egregious - and thus most serious and costly - when they are true but not provable to the high standards necessary for a complete defence.
Meanwhile, I see Ron Paul is quitting the field - or at least re-tooling or re-whatever it is you do when you lose.
I met him and found him a little prickly but dead straight - and many Americans thought he was dead right too. I would be interested in hearing where his backers are going to place their votes in November...