Grapevine: Massachusetts getting a state sandwich?

Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...

Constitution 101

Another college has stopped students from handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution on campus.

Two members of Young Americans for Liberty at the University of Hawaii at Hilo have filed a lawsuit alleging their constitutional rights were violated when they were stopped from giving fellow students copies of the U.S. Constitution.

The students say when they complained a school administrator told them they could protest the policy but only in a small free speech zone on the edge of campus.

Late this afternoon, the University told the Grapevine it is reviewing the policies in question and how they are enforced.

In February, you may remember, we reported that a Modesto Junior College student walked away with $50,000 settlement after he was told he could not hand out copies of the Constitution on National Constitution Day.

Egg on Their Face

Police in Germany are demanding answers after eggs caused extensive damage to a brand new, million-dollar armored police vehicle.

German media report the department tested out its new water cannon, with a simulated riot, consisting of thrown eggs and tennis balls instead of real bricks, bottles, and Molotov cocktails.

The eggs and balls left dents all over the armored glass.

Now officials are demanding an explanation from the manufacturer.

The government reportedly has ordered 78 of the riot vehicles at $1.2 million each.

Chew on This

And finally, Massachusetts is one step closer to declaring the fluffernutter the state sandwich.

Members of the state House passed a bill advancing the measure this week.

For the uninitiated -- the sandwich consists of peanut butter and marshmallow fluff, and is a staple for many New Englanders.

But for some in Massachusetts, this bill is hard to swallow -- quote -- "Why the state legislature feels the need to designate a sandwich is itself questionable. And if it does, why not choose a sandwich that says 'Bay State' with every bite? Why not choose the mayonnaise-less lobster roll?"