Grapevine: Clowns to protest at NATO summit?

Group plans to demonstrate in Chicago with whipped cream pies


And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...

You're Uninvited

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is seeing red because he can't watch his countrymen go for the gold in London.

Quote -- "I would like to be next to our young athletes at the 2012 Olympics, but the host has a problem with this."

Ahmadinejad did not specify whether he has officially requested to attend the games, or say, if Britain has refused him entry.

The International Olympic Committee is not commenting.

Last year, Iran objected to the 2012 Olympic logo, saying it was racist because the symbol vaguely resembled the word "Zion."

Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged

A Bay Area federal judge has thrown the book at an alleged violent criminal.

The San Jose Mercury News reports, 23-year-old Otis Mobley Jr. who admitted to killing a man in 2009 is now charged with attempting to sell a grenade launcher to an undercover agent in March.

Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers upheld an earlier decision that Mobley be released while awaiting trial with this stipulation that Mobley read -- quote -- "At least one hour every day, and write reports on those books for at least 30 minutes every day."

No word yet, on his reading list.

No Laughing Matter

And finally, there will be plenty of clowns protesting during the NATO summit in Chicago starting Sunday...real clowns.

Media report that ClownBloq -- as they call themselves -- will be armed with a thousand whipped cream pies.

And at least one member doesn't expect police to take the pies in stride.

The website for the group says-- quote-- "The court jester was given the ability to question the absurdity of leaders."

Police say the group of clowns is one of the more radical protest organizations.