The Skinny

We all know that copy editing ain’t what it used to be. Any cursory reading of this publication will tell you that. But even we were a bit startled at the letter that went out from the Mike Davis for Senate campaign. In addition to some ill-advised commas and apostrophes, the email ran up on the rocks when trying to describe the Assemblyman’s record.  “He have increased penalties Anti-Graffiti and Vandalism AB-2609 for those who vandalized consisting of defacing property by graffiti,” the letter states. And although Davis may well have “worked with a faith base, civil rights, labor unions, business groups and community organizations in our region for many years,” he might want to keep a tighter lid on what comes out of his campaign…And it looks like another Flanigan has left the buidling. Ryan Flanigan, most recently of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth’s office, has opted out of the public sector and into the family business. Ryan joins his cousin Shaun as part of the new generation of Flanigans to join the family law and lobbying firm…And if you’re looking for the best Capitol happy hours, help has arrived. A new Web site,, rounds up the best of the cheap eats, and drinks, around the Capitol. The site is the brainchild, or stomach child, of Darrel Ng, who moolights as spokesman for Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner.

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