Grapevine: High price for canceling phone service in France

Woman receives mistaken $15 quadrillion bill


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

Extreme Makeover

Illinois Democratic Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior is suspected of going a little overboard on the interior decorating.

The Wall Street Journal reports investigators believe Jackson may have used campaign funds to spruce up his Washington D.C. home.

That home was briefly put on the market for $2.5 million to pay for costs linked to Jackson's treatment for depression.

Jackson is the subject of another probe into allegations he tried to cut a deal to get President Obama's old Senate seat.

Not So Subtle

New York police reportedly have arrested nearly two dozen people in an undercover sting that revealed drug dealers openly advertising on Craigslist.

ABC News reports officers made 63 drug purchases responding to brazen ads for "bundles of dope" as well as Adderall, Xanax, and Oxycontin.

One ad offered -- quote -- "Friendly NYU student who can offer pain relief and anxiety relief, easy, non-sketchy, straightforward meeting."

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says -- quote -- "That's really what stands out in this case -- the openness, the blatant approach."

So far, Craigslist has not commented.

Phoning It In

And a French woman broke up with her telephone company but the cancellation fee is truly one for the ages.

The Huffington Post reports the bill was around $15 quadrillion which is 6,000 times the economic output of France.

The telephone company initially insisted the amount would be automatically deducted from the woman's checking account.

It was of course a printing error. The actual bill was about $150.