And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...
WatergateIt's the sip of water that won't go away.
But while Senator Marco Rubio's drink during the Republican response to the State of the Union was undoubtedly awkward, yesterday, CNN ran a graphic reading "Career-Ender?" over the Rubio story with Wolf Blitzer wondering aloud -- quote -- "So can a drink of water make or break a political career?"
CNN then clarified via Twitter -– quote -- "We are joking. It was a tease."
New York democratic Congressman Charlie Rangel seemed perfectly serious, when he told Fox News Latino -- quote -- "Most people were embarrassed by his performance."
The RNC issued this response -- quote -- "If I were Senator Rubio, I wouldn't be too concerned about Charlie Rangel's opinion considering he hasn't seen an ethics violation he didn't like."
Zombies are getting a lot of attention in Canada.
Last year, the government in British Columbia referenced the threat of a zombie attack to encourage residents to put together emergency survival kits.
Then Canada's Heart and Stroke Foundation released a video of a zombie attack to promote CPR classes. Really.
Yesterday, Zombies came up on the floor of parliament.
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PAT MARTIN, CANADIAN PARLIAMENT MEMBER: Zombies don't recognize borders and a zombie invasion in the United States could turn into a continent wide pandemic."
JOHN BAIRD, CANADIAN MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS: I am dedicated to ensuring that this never happens...That under the leadership of this prime minister, Canada will never become a safe haven for zombies, ever."
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They are kidding...we think.
No Love Lost
And finally this Valentine's Day a little love from across the aisle. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has issued a series of spoofed GOP Valentines with messages including -- "To Millionaires. Who says money can't buy love?"
And-- "To the 47 percent. I love you 100 percent!"
Not to be outdone, the GOP sends this -– quote -- "I haven't had a Valentine's Day budget in four years -- from Harry Reid."
And from Vice President Biden -- "Today's three-letter word -- L-O-V-E."