Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:
Dobson Disses Rudy
Influential Christian leader James Dobson may not cast a vote in 2008 — if Rudy Giuliani wins the nomination — saying his conscience would prevent him from supporting the former New York mayor. The Focus on the Family founder writes: "I will either cast my ballot for an also-ran — or if worse comes to worst — not vote in a presidential election for the first time in my adult life."
Dobson cited what he called Giuliani's unapologetic support for "abortion on demand," and moral concerns such as his three marriages.
Dobson has also said he would not vote for Arizona Senator John McCain "under any circumstances," adding, "I pray that we won't get stuck with him."
Obscene and Indecent?
Officials in Hong Kong have received more than 800 complaints about a book so violent, so sexually explicit, that citizens are demanding it be labeled "indecent." The obscene publication in question? The Bible.
Hong Kong's Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority says it's working to determine whether the holy book violates obscenity laws, after an anonymous Web site called truthbible.net complained that it contains more sexual content than a recently-censored newspaper column on incest.
If the Bible is classified as indecent, only those over 18 would be able to purchase it, and copies would be sealed in a wrapper with a warning label.
Be Nice to Big and Short
Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a bill to join Michigan as the only other state banning discrimination based on height and weight.
The proposal stems from complaints such as those from 4-foot-8 Ellen Frankel — who tells the Associated Press that larger coworkers often scoop her up at the office or pat her on the head — and often make remarks about her height.
The bill's sponsor says it's about basic civil rights. But Republican analyst Todd Domke worries the move will scare off business, saying, "We might as well add colorblind, left-handed, allergic-to-cashews ... and get it over with."
—FOX News Channel's Martin Hill contributed to this report.
With more than 35 years of journalism experience to draw from, Brit Hume currently serves as a senior political analyst for FOX News Channel (FNC) and contributes to all major political coverage. Hume also is regular panelist on FOX's weekly public affairs program, "FOX News Sunday" on Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET. Click here for more information on Brit Hume.