Some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:
Their Cup of Tea
A new poll suggests Americans have more positive feelings for the Tea Party movement than for either of the Democratic leaders in Congress.
The NBC/W all Street Journal survey finds 30 percent have a favorable view of the Tea Party movement, compared to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's 21 percent and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's 11 percent.
Thirty-three percent of those surveyed have a positive attitude toward the Democratic Party, compared to 24 percent for Republicans. Congress' overall job score is even worse: 21 percent approve, compared to a whopping 72 percent who disapprove.
Peace activist Cindy Sheehan has an unusual proposition for White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.
We've told you Gibbs upset some liberals after dismissing what he called the "professional left" for never being satisfied with what President Obama has done, telling The Hill, "I hear these people saying he's like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested. I mean it's crazy."
Sheehan tells The Washington Times Gibbs' divisive language was meant to "distract us from his boss's dismal performance... I will put my urine up against Gibbs' any day, and in fact, will travel to Washington to give him a fresh and warm sample.... I actually think supporters of Obama should be tested for 'hope-ium' in their urine. Since Gibbs is a liar and a jerk, I will challenge him to a pee-off."
We'l keep you updated.
A New Hampshire state lawmaker has resigned after making comments about Sarah Palin's death on his Facebook page. Democrat Timothy Horrigan stepped down after writing that "a dead Palin [would] be even more dangerous than a live one... if she was dead, she [couldn't] commit any more gaffes."
Wednesday we told you about another New Hampshire Democrat who also joked about Palin's death on Facebook, comments he has since apologized for.
Jumping Through Hoops
The Las Vegas City Council is considering a ban on hula hoops in a portion of downtown.
Performers in an area known as the Fremont Street Experience use oversized hula hoops that council members say obstruct traffic flow. So they are considering limiting such behavior to a pair of so-called "free expression" zones. Hula-hoopers and other street performers would be confined to those areas.