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Post-partisanship is in the air. Or maybe that’s what’s causing all those allergies. As the Schwarzenegger administration winds down, yet another big name is leaving for greener pastures. Herb Schultz, one of the governor’s senior advisers who is now the overlord of state stimulus funds, is leaving to join the Obama administration as a regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Schultz was a key health-care adviser to the governor, and will now get back to his health-care roots … The event of the week was also post-partisan in nature as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle gathered at the L St. Wine Bar to fete Dustin Corcoran. Corcoran was elected CEO of the California Medical Assocaition earlier this year. Host Mary Hayashi, chairwoman of the Business and Professions Committee, put the event together and Speaker John Perez, Senate leader Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Republican Leader Martin Garrick and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom were among those on hand to raise a glass…In less post-partisan fashion, the Chamber of Commerce launched its “education campaign” with a decided anti-Jerry Brown tinge. The Chamber is the latest outside group to get into the political fray, but their ads are not subject to the same campaign finance disclosure rules that other folks have to play by. Some kind of nonsense about the First Amendment or something like that. Something tells us we may see a lot more of these “education” ads before the campaign is over.


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