Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:
The agent in charge of the Secret Service office in Scranton, Pennsylvania, says allegations are unfounded that someone yelled "kill him" when Barack Obama's name came up at a rally for Sarah Palin Tuesday.
The Times Leader newspaper reports Bill Slavoski was in the audience along with a number of other Secret Service agents and law enforcement officials. Not a single one heard the comment.
Reporter David Singleton at The Scranton-Times Tribune first reported hearing the remark. His account was picked up by media across the country.
But Agent Slavoski says he was baffled when he read the report. He says more than 20 civilians were also interviewed and "we have yet to find someone to back up the story."
Even if it did not really happen, the incident has prompted much criticism from the left. Catholic priest, liberal commentator and novelist Andrew Greeley writes in the Chicago Sun-Times that Palin is a "racist with her eye on the White House. She can stir up crowds to shout 'kill him' ... how can she ever justify silence when she heard a cry for lynching?"
Greeley went on to say that John McCain is also guilty of racism: "McCain increasingly acts like an angry, befuddled cancer survivor and treats his rival like a field n-word who is just barely human."
God Lawsuit Tossed
The Douglas Country District Court in Omaha, Nebraska, has tossed out Democratic State Senator Ernie Chambers' lawsuit against God.
Chambers sued the Almighty in September of 2007. He was seeking a permanent injunction to prevent God from committing acts of violence such as earthquakes and tornados.
Chambers, who is an atheist, said he wanted to make a point after at least two attempts in the Nebraska legislature to limit frivolous lawsuits. "Nobody should stand at the courtroom door to predetermine who has access to the courts ...anyone can sue anyone else, even God."
But Judge Marlon Polk ruled that you cannot sue God because it is impossible to serve him with a subpoena.
Offensive Obama Ad
And finally, a newsletter circulated by a California Republican women's group depicts Senator Obama on a food stamp surrounded by a watermelon, ribs, Kool-Aid and a bucket of fried chicken.
The press Enterprise online newspaper reports the Chaffey Community Republican Women Federated says in its October bulletin if Obama is elected he will appear on food stamps instead of dollar bills.
The illustration is of a phony $10 featuring Obama's face on a donkey's body. The depiction has drawn harsh criticism from group members and elected officials.
Member Sheila Raines says: "This is what keeps African-Americans from joining the Republican Party... I cried for 45 minutes."
The group's president, Diane Fedele, says she will apologize, but that the illustration was a commentary on Obama's statement that he does not look like the presidents on dollar bills. "It was strictly an attempt to point out the outrageousness of his statement."
— FOX News Channel's Zachary Kenworthy contributed to this report.
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