Grapevine: Worst groom ever in Boston?

Man forgets to book venue; calls bomb threat


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

Guilt By Association

Florida Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson is associating the Tea Party with the Ku Klux Klan.

Grayson's latest fundraising e-mail features a burning cross spelling out the words Tea Party.

And below it the caption -- quote -- "Now you know what the 'T' stands for."

The e-mail also features Grayson's statement -- quote -- "At this point, the Tea Party is no more popular than the Klan."

As the Weekly Standard notes, harsh rhetoric isn't new for Grayson.

He once referred to a woman as a -- quote -- "K Street whore" and said Republicans want Americans to die quickly.

A Matter of Perspective

Supporters see it as recognizing America as a melting pot while critics see it as holiday creep.

In New York City, both mayoral candidates support a measure to add two Muslim holidays to the public school calendar.

There are also proposals to add holidays recognizing other religious and cultural traditions, including the Chinese New Year and a feast for a Hindu holiday.

Critics include outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who feels a city as diverse as New York, cannot have a holiday for every religion.

Public schools already observe 13 holidays.

Students must attend school for around 180 days -- meaning any holidays taken must be made up during the school year.

Worst Groom Ever?

Finally, he may be the worst groom ever.

A British bridegroom forgot to book the venue for his wedding in April.

But he did not fess up to his fiancee.

Instead, he called in a bomb threat on his wedding day, which spooked the staff as it came just days after the Boston bombing.

For that, he has been sentenced to a year in jail.

Now for the twist.

The man's defense attorney told the judge the couple is still together.