And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine.
Dressed for Success
It turns out Sarah Palin was not the only candidate who got help with her wardrobe. At least five other federal candidates spent campaign cash on new threads according to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
The group says Democratic Congressmen Loretta Sanchez of California and Rob Andrews of New Jersey and Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr, each spent hundreds of dollars on clothing.
A Sanchez spokeswoman says the funds went for cultural attire; not personal use. Andrews says he bought new clothes after an airline lost his luggage, but the money was reimbursed. Barr also denies any wrongdoing.
Mark Your Calendar
A small Alabama county has created an annual holiday in honor of the president-plect. The Perry County Commission voted 4-to-1 to observe the second Monday in November as "Barack Obama Day."
County offices will close and government workers will get a paid day off.
The lone dissenter — a Democrat — says he voted "no" because the county can't afford it.
What's the Hang Up?
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida thought she was the subject of a prank Wednesday when a man claiming to be President-elect Obama called to congratulate her on re-election. So she hung up. But the man on the other end was in fact the president-elect.
Then Obama chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, called to say it was no joke. But the Republican congresswoman hung up on him.
Ros-Lehtinen later told the Miami Herald, "I thought it was one of the radio stations in South Florida playing an incredible, elaborate, terrific prank on me."
And yes, Obama finally got through to her and said he didn't blame her for being skeptical.
A new toy line featuring images of an Al Qaeda terrorist and a Nazi officer made of Lego pieces is drawing understandable criticism. The figures are not commissioned by Lego, but are repackaged and distributed by BrickArms, a Washington state-based company.
The Al Qaeda terrorist comes complete with assault rifle, rocket launcher and grenades.
The company's founder Will Chapman says he meant no harm, but that "kids love the bad guys."
— FOX News Channel's Zachary Kenworthy contributed to this report.