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.