Right Place, Wrong Time?

Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:

President Bush has made a habit of spending his Easters at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, and the anti-war activist Karl Rove says reaching a diplomatic solution over Iran's nuclear ambitions will be difficult because Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is "not a rational human being."

Rove says he came to that conclusion after the Iranian leader addressed the United Nations in September and later claimed there was a halo around his head that transfixed the audience. But as Rove noted world leaders speaking before the U.N. are often watched in silence by attentive delegates and President Bush has even likened the experience to appearing in a "waxworks."

Courtroom Correction

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald may have corrected a court filing that mistakenly suggested that the president authorized former Cheney chief of staff Scooter Libby to misrepresent parts of the National Intelligence Estimate to the press in order to justify the war in Iraq.

But you wouldn't know that from reading Fitzgerald's Web site, which contains no record of the letter of correction he sent to the judge in the case. What's more, the original document suggesting that Libby was ordered to misrepresent the NIE remains on the site.

Setting the Record Straight

Last night we told you that The New York Times had also failed to note Fitzgerald's correction. But the paper reports on the story today and in a separate “Editor's Note,” acknowledges that the revised filing "undercut a basis of [a] Times article — that Mr. Libby testified that he had been told to overstate the significance of the intelligence about uranium."

The Times reports that it was late on the story because a "telephone message and an e-mail message about the court filing went unnoticed at the newspaper."

Candidate Canceled?

Alabama Democrats have asked a local teacher who showed his eighth grade science class an obscenity-riddled video ripping President Bush to withdraw as a candidate for the state House of Representatives. Steve White was reprimanded by school officials and then put on leave after parents complained about his actions. Republicans have called for a public rebuke from Democratic Party leaders. The state Democratic Party says White has already resigned his position as a local party official, but would not commit to dropping out of the race.

— FOX News' Aaron Bruns contributed to this report.