Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:

Votes From Beyond

A Seattle newspaper has found at least eight votes in Washington's contested governor's race that were cast by voters long-since deceased. This comes as Republican candidate Dino Rossi files a lawsuit challenging Democrat Christine Gregoire's election, citing mishandled ballots in Seattle's liberal King County.

The county elections supervisor told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that the votes are not an indication of fraud, but Rossi is seeking a new election based on what he says were a large number of irregularities.

Day Late, Dollar Short

Congressional Democrats may have raised a stir when the protested November's election results yesterday, but one group is still trying to overturn the 2000 election.

A federal PAC calling itself "Patriots For Gore" released a statement this week calling Al Gore the "rightful president of 2000" and announcing that they're investigating "if there is a legal and constitutional way to restore that term to Vice President Gore."

The group has started an online petition on their Web site, adding that it will remain online "as long as it takes to see justice."

Doing the Dirty Work

Newly elected Representative Henry Cuellar has wasted no time rolling up his sleeves and getting to work in Washington.

After mingling with the president and other freshman legislators at a White House reception this week, the Texas Democrat made his way to the kitchen, grabbed an apron and began washing dishes.

Cuellar says he was a dishwasher when he studied at Georgetown in his college days and told the Dallas Morning News that after talking to the president and his new colleagues, "I thought I'd spend some time talking to the people we sometimes forget."

"American Gigolo" Says "Go Vote"

Actor Richard Gere is appearing in a new Palestinian public service announcement urging citizens to "get out and vote" in the upcoming Presidential election.

Gere appears along with two local religious leaders and says he speaks for the entire world when he says, "We're with you during this election time."

But Gere's effectiveness may be limited since most Palestinian voters have no idea who he is. One factory worker from Gaza tells Reuters, "I don't even know who the candidates are other than Mahmoud Abbas, let alone this Gere," adding "We don't need the Americans' intervention. We know who to elect."

— FOX News' Michael Levine contributed to this report