The Skinny

Assembly GOP mouthpiece Morgan Crinklaw, who gives good quote, is heading out from under the Capitol Dome to go to Chevron, where he’ll be a spokesman for big oil. That Republican training – he started in 2003 with then-Assemblyman Dave Cogdill, who now is the Senate’s GOP leader – definitely should serve him well. His Democratic counterpart, Steve Maviglio, said Crinklaw “always been a formidable foe on the other side of the net.” … A familiar face may be heading back to Sacramento: Former Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez, who represented the 56th District, has formed campaign committees for 2010. Bermudez was a player on the Budget public safety subcommittee, and chaired Assembly Rev & Tax. He must be a glutton for punishment if he wants to get back to Sacramento…Lots of Capitol watchers have nice offices, but the new digs for Ken Gibson and his staff at the American Insurance Association here are first-rate. They’re on the 14th floor of  915 L Street – bathed in sunlight from tall windows and each staffer’s office is only slightly larger than this writer’s first apartment. The view is cool, too. They moved from 980 9th Street off J, home of Capitol Weekly, and who can blame them?… For political junkies who like a good read – and who doesn’t? – this title won’t fail to catch your eye: “The Art of the Public Grovel: Sexual Sin and Public Confession in America.” The promo says it tracks politicians’ “public apologies” from Ted Kennedy to Bill Clinton. Doesn’t sound like much of a historical sweep, and if that’s the case, you can blame Susan Weiss Bauer, the author….

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