And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...
Watch and Learn
Some businesses are finding the bright side of the botched ObamaCare rollout. Learning lessons on what not to do.
According to Politico, public relations experts are offering sessions on the basic rules of crisis management that were not followed by the Obama administration.
The president of one Boston firm said -- quote -- "This will be taught in a lot of business and marketing courses, and probably just as importantly in a lot of technology courses on how do you launch a new product. You certainly don't do it like this."
A Chicago CEO e-mailed his clients -- quote -- "I'm sure you're familiar with the ObamaCare website problems...Just a friendly reminder that we should be sure our technology is ready for the market"
PR firms aren't alone. The Public Affairs school at the University of Texas is offering a spring seminar on ObamaCare enrollment.
Devil went down to...Oklahoma
A Satanic memorial next to the Ten Commandments? It could happen.
A New York based Satanic temple is petitioning to set up a display outside of the Oklahoma statehouse next to the biblical statue.
Proponents argue that if the state allows one type of religious expression, it must allow alternative forms as well.
The ACLU agrees but says a better solution would be no religious statues at all on state property.
One state representative dismissed the new request -- quote -- "You put them under the nut category"
Catching Some Z's
Finally, a warning to everyone who naps during a flight.
Take a lesson from one man aboard a United flight who dozed off.
When the plane landed and everyone got off no one woke him up.
When he finally got up, the plane was empty, the lights were off and the doors were locked.
Luckily his cell phone worked.
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TOM WAGONER: I called my girlfriend, and she thought I was crazy. I said, 'Debbie I'm locked on a plane.' She said, 'Tommy, stop.' I said, 'I'm telling you the truth -- you better call somebody and get me off this plane.'
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United issued an apology, along with a hotel for the night and a $250 voucher.