The Skinny

FoxNews reporter Marcey Brightwell, like so many other Capitol reporters, has left the building. But Brightwell has partnered with one of the state’s top lobbying firms to head up a new communications division. A couple of weeks ago, the word went out that Brightwell was joining the firm of Rose and Kindell. But this week, we got some more details. She will be leading the firm’s new communications division, R&K Grayling Communications. For the uninitiated, communications consulting is how many of the Capitol’s big firms make their big-time corporate money. And unlike those pesky lobbying revenues, this stuff isn’t subject to public disclosure laws. Certainly sounds more lucrative than journalism…Speaking of second acts, the hills are alive with the sound of …Herb Schultz. The governor’s health-care guru is moonlighting as Uncle Max Detwiller (no relation to Peter), in the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s production of The Sound of Music, which opens on Feb. 27. Perhaps the role will give Schultz the answer to the age-old question in the Horseshoe: How do you solve a problem like Maria? … Are in more moonlighting news, there are still no takers, or givers, to the Meg Whitman For Dog Catcher committee. The committee was set up by a cyber-squatter who has tried to earn some cash by registering a bunch of Whitman domains. But we are waiting to see if this dog catcher campaign ever gets off the ground…

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