And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine…
The German government has a mystery on its hands -- and egg on its face.
A thief -- broke into the brand new Interior Ministry Headquarters -- and raided the bathrooms.
Seats -- toilet paper holders -- everything that could be moved -- was gone.
The Telegraph reports -- even the Interior Minister's office was hit -- and he is responsible for security.
Police have no leads on the bathroom burglar -- and no permanent damage was caused -- only embarrassment.
This is not the first potty pilfering.
Two months ago the German Foreign Intelligence Agency had a similar break in -- where a leak caused millions of dollars in damages.
You Can Dance If You Want To
The New York Police Department shelled out $60,000 -- to build a zumba studio inside Police Headquarters.
The New York Post reports -- Deputy Commissioner of Personnel Michael Julian turned an unoccupied basement room -- into a Latin-inspired fitness center -- complete with flat-screen TV's and exercise equipment.
When Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was shown the room -- he scolded Julian -- and had the equipment torn out.
The dance room was not Julian's first interesting and controversial idea.
In January -- he suggested arming cops with breath mints -- to help prevent police officers from cursing— and spraying protesters who lock arms with baby oil -- to slide them apart.
Those ideas-- among others -- got him re-assigned.
Finally -- some young citizens turned out to be Memorial Day heroes.
650 American flags were stolen from a cemetery -- preparing to place them on the graves of military members.
A California Girl Scout troop heard about the crime-- and came to the rescue.
They used cookie sale money to replace the flags -- in time for the ceremony.
A cemetery official told a local TV station -- that the girls were the ‘saviors of the day.’