Readers Miss out on Miller's Account

Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:

Judith Miller's (search) tardiness caused some readers of The New York Times to miss her first person account of the CIA leak investigation. The Times published two articles on the Valerie Plame story in Sunday's edition — one from Miller herself, and one from a team of her colleagues. But Miller missed the deadline to appear in the paper's bulldog edition, about 100,000 copies that are distributed nationwide.

The investigative team was apparently left in the dark about what Miller would say and were forced to make last minute changes to their article when Miller finally turned in hers.

Bush and Blair Slammed

Speaking at a U.N. conference in Rome, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (search) Monday compared President George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair (search) to Hitler and Mussolini.

Mugabe went on to call the two leaders international terrorists bent on world domination and
"the two unholy men of our millennium." His statements were met with applause from several delegates in the audience.

Run Rice Run

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (search) has insisted she has no interest in running for president in 2008. She reiterated that position on the Sunday morning talk shows this weekend. But despite Rice's public statements, a new group — Americans for Rice — has purchased a 60-second TV ad that hits the airwaves Tuesday in Des Moines, Iowa.

And former Clinton Advisor Dick Morris (search), who's been on a tour promoting his new book, Condi versus Hillary, still believes Rice is considering a run, saying, "no doesn't always mean no in politics."

Keep Your Hands Off!

The ACLU is at it again. This time the organization has filed suit on behalf of a Tampa Bay Buccaneers (search) ticket holder who says pat-down searches at the team's stadium are unconstitutional. In September, the Tampa Sports Authority approved a policy mandating pat-down searches for all fans entering the stadium. But high school teacher Gordon Johnston says the searches are a violation of his rights. A spokesperson for the Tampa Sports Authority says the policy is being carried out at the request of the NFL.

— FOX News' Aaron Bruns contributed to this report