Grapevine: Reported boost for Supreme Court approval ratings

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Court of Public Opinion

The U.S. Supreme Court appears to have gotten a PR boost following the health care law hearings.

Rasmussen reports 41 percent of likely U.S. voters now rate the highest court's performance as good or excellent.

That's up 13 points from mid-March when public approval for the court was at an all-time low.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

The General Services Administration (GSA) is dealing with more bad publicity stemming from that Las Vegas conference that cost nearly a million dollars.

Additional videos have surfaced that were part of an employee talent show competition between GSA regions.

Take a listen to the sound of your tax dollars hard at work.


Blame Game

Meanwhile, the Obama administration is pointing the finger at its predecessor -- saying if Bush-era officials had reined in spending at GSA the Vegas debacle could have been avoided.

A former GSA head under President Bush blasted that assertion saying this administration is trying to divert attention from its own scandal.

Twitter Criticism

Finally, Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley is a prolific tweeter.

This weekend one of Grassley's tweets mentioning President Obama sparked criticism on the left.

Quote -- "Constituents askd why i am not outraged at PresO attack on supreme court independence. Bcause Am ppl r not stupid as this x prof of n law."

Grassley's office defended the tweet saying a constitutional law professor should understand Marbury versus Madison.

Meanwhile, the 78-year-old's frequent typos and poor grammar led the Legal Times to ask him the cause.

Grassley in part blamed auto-correct on his iPhone as well as his aversion to typing.

Asked if he has thought about having a staff member control his account, Grassley replied -- quote -- "I haven't, although I'm sure my staff has!"