The latest from the Political Grapevine:
Upon Further Review
A front-page Washington Post story on the Senate testimony of chief Weapons Inspector Charles Duelfer this week has a headline saying, "U.S. 'Almost All Wrong' on Weapons." And the story, by Post reporters Dana Priest and Walter Pincus, quoted Duelfer as telling a Senate panel, "We were almost all wrong' on Iraq."
But Duelfer never said that.
The Post has now published a correction, with the explanation — if it can be called that — that former weapons inspector David Kay did use those words in Senate testimony last January.
The paper offered no explanation of how Kay's eight month-old quote ended up in Charles Duelfer's mouth.
E-mails Having Effect?
Those bogus e-mails warning of a pending military draft by the Bush Administration — long ago exposed as false — have apparently still had an effect.
A new poll by the Annenberg Public Policy Center shows a majority of 18- to 29-year-olds believe President Bush supports reinstating the draft.
President Bush has repeatedly said he opposes such a move, insisting the U.S., "will not have a draft so long as I am president."
Only a quarter of 18- to 29-year-olds correctly stated that neither President Bush nor rival John Kerry support a new draft.
Speaking of polls, a new one in California shows Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is wildly popular, with a 65 percent approval rating. However, Californians apparently aren't so wild about Schwarzenegger running for a higher office.
The poll, conducted by Field Research, shows the vast majority of Californians — Democrats and Republicans alike — oppose a constitutional amendment to let foreign-born Americans run for president.
What's more, the majority of Californians say that if such an amendment were to pass, they'd oppose Schwarzenegger taking advantage of it.
Move On and Debate
MoveOn.org in a new mass e-mail says, "We're on a roll" now that John Edwards "wouldn't let [Vice President Cheney] get away with" misleading statements in Tuesday's debate.
The email says, "Edwards took him on with... the facts," insisting that "Cheney tried once again to link Al Qaeda and 9/11, [but] Edwards said, 'Mr. Vice President, you are still not being straight with the American people,' and explained that there was absolutely no connection."
— FOX News' Michael Levine contributed to this report