Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:
New York Senator Hillary Clinton says top presidential adviser Karl Rove, "Spends more time thinking about my political future than I do." This after Rove was quoted on the New York senator's presidential chances in a new book by Washington Examiner reporter and FOX News contributor Bill Sammon, saying that "anybody who thinks that she's not going to be the candidate is kidding themselves."
President Bush also tells Sammon he thinks Clinton would be a "formidable candidate in the Democrat primary" in 2008. But Rove says Clinton won't win the general election because of her liberal philosophy and her "brittleness."
Teaching the Taliban
Not many college freshmen merit a 13-page spread in The New York Times magazine, but then, not many freshmen once served as a spokesman for Afghanistan's murderous Taliban regime. Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi toured the U.S. in 2001 to defend the Taliban's decision to harbor Usama bin Laden. Now, he's studying at Yale on a student visa approved by the State Department and carries a 3.33 grade point average in classes including, "Terrorism: Past, Present and Future."
Yale's dean of admissions at the time says he leapt at the chance to sign up the former Taliban apologist, adding that Yale once lost a foreigner of Rahmatullah's caliber to Harvard and "I didn't want that to happen again."
Jerry a Jewish Conspiracy?
A cultural adviser to Iran's Education Ministry is railing against Western cartoonists not for drawing Muhammad, but for creating the popular cat and mouse cartoon "Tom & Jerry" — which he calls a Jewish conspiracy.
The Middle East Media Research Institute reports that film professor Hasan Bolkhari says Jews were often called "dirty mice" because they were both "very cunning" and "dirty" and argues that the cartoon was created by "the Jewish Walt Disney Company" to make mice, and Jews, more sympathetic.
The William Jefferson Clinton Foundation has placed an ad seeking 25 "dependable, enthusiastic, professional, and intelligent" students to help in President Clinton's New York City office, his presidential library in Little Rock, Arkansas, and at his HIV/AIDS initiative in Quincy, Massachusetts. The only qualification is an "interest in crucial issues of our day."
So what position is the former president looking to fill? The new employees would all be starting out as interns.
Landlocked in Oklahoma?
Last week we reported that the Oklahoma State Legislature had voted against the Arab port deal and told you the state is landlocked. While Oklahoma is, in fact, landlocked, it is connected to the Gulf of Mexico via the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, one of the farthest inland ports in the U.S.
— FOX News' Aaron Bruns contributed to this report
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