Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:
How is former President Bill Clinton's legacy being affected by his wife's campaign? Well, a new Rasmussen poll shows that 43 percent of Americans believe his behavior during the campaign will hurt his reputation. Only 17 percent of Americans polled think his reputation will — in fact— be helped by his behavior.
And those views are held across party lines. 22 percent of Democrats believe the former president's behavior on the campaign trail has helped his reputation— while 41 percent believe the 42nd president has damaged his legacy by the way he's acted on the trail.
If you thought some people are concerned about climate change – CNN's founder Ted Turner believes that inaction on global warming will lead to cannibalism. Interviewed earlier this week on PBS — Turner said that in 30 or 40 years — "...none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals."
Changing topics — Turner then went on to ridicule the U.S. military saying, "Even with our 500 billion dollar military budget, we can't win in Iraq. We're being beaten by insurgents who don't even have any tanks."
Interviewer Charlie Rose then asked Turner what he thought about insurgents using roadside bombs. Turner replied — "I think they're patriots and that they don't like us because we've invaded their country and occupied it."
A Dallas school is returning the national motto — "In God We Trust" to its gymnasium wall. Officials at B.B. Owen Elementary painted over the motto after one parent complained about displaying the word "God" in school. But the Texas Education Code states that — "a public elementary or secondary school or an institution of higher education may display the United States national motto 'In God We Trust' in each classroom, auditorium and cafeteria."
Armed with this information— protesting parents sent their kids to school with the words "In God We Trust" written on their t-shirts and backpacks. The demonstration worked — and district officials have told the school it can display the national motto wherever it pleases.
Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
And finally — millions of people have walked past the Tower of Time exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History here in Washington. But it took an 11-year-old to point out a particular mistake.
Touring with his family over winter break— Jenton Stufflebeam of Alegan, Michigan noticed that the exhibit referred to the "Precambrian Era." Well — the fifth grader knew that the period's proper name is just "Precambrian" — without the era. So he left a note at the museum explaining his concern.
Smithsonian officials responded to Stufflebeam last week — telling him he was, in fact, right and that a correction will be made. The boy noted— however— that in the letter— both his name and hometown were misspelled.
— 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.