Qaddafi's Son Quits U.S. Internship

 And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:


American Dream

The youngest son of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, Khamis Qaddafi, had an internship in the U.S. with AECOM which took him to cities around America for meetings. He allegedly ended the internship early once the uprising started to return to Libya and lead attacks against the rebels.

AECOM's senior vice president says -- quote-- "When we read reports citing the student's role in the crisis in Libya, we were shocked and outraged."

There have been unconfirmed reports Khamis Qaddafi was killed during fighting last week.

Federal Fender Bender

A federal fender bender has Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia facing a fine.

Scalia reportedly rear-ended a stopped car causing a chain reaction on the way to work yesterday. He received a $90 ticket for the four-car pile-up, which he can pay or contest in court. He still made it to work in time for yesterday's big Wal-Mart discrimination case.

Ticket Trouble

Some lawmakers in Washington appear to be scofflaws.

In a survey of vehicles with congressional permits parked on Capitol Hill and at Reagan National Airport, Roll Call found at least $15,000 in outstanding tickets.

Members of Congress are exempt from parking tickets while on official business. But they must have certain license plates. They're also not exempt from violations for rush hour parking, loading zones, fire hydrants, speeding or running red lights.

Cheap Shot?

During his speech at Georgetown University today it seemed as if President Obama took a gratuitous slap at his host. Just listen to what he said.


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: You also happen to go to a school that for a long time has suffered from a chronic unwillingness to come together and make tough choices.


In fact, the President's speech read, "you go to school in a town that, for a long time...." In other words, he was insulting Washington, not the university.

Sometimes it pays to just read what's on the teleprompter.