The Skinny

At the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, California political consultant, and delegate Roger Salazar gained some national attention thanks to David Letterman. Letterman’s convention correspondent, Biff Henderson, wanted to see how long he could shake a delegate’s hand. He found Salazar, whom he gripped for 90 seconds inside the convention hall. So this year in Denver, when Salazar spotted Henderson again trolling the Democratic convention hall, Henderson wanted Salazar to break the record. Witnesses who were there verify that Henderson’s previous 90-second mark was in fact broken, but as of this writing, the handshake bit had not aired on Letterman…Call it a sign of the times. The Somerset Parkside condominiums have 10 condos for sale. Maybe it’s because of the housing crisis. Or maybe it’s because of term limits. The Somerset complex is a series of condos that takes up one square block, just steps from the Capitol. The condos at the Somerset are crash pads for lobbyists, legislators and other Capitol types. Everyone from John Burton to Don Perata to Carole Migden owns property in the complex. Among the condos for sale is a one bedroom, one bath for just $179,000. The realtor for the condo? Assemblyman Todd Spitzer…While some prepare to walk out the door, others are just coming back. After four months on maternity leave, Perata spokeswoman Alicia Trost is back in action. Of course, when she took her leave, she probably thought she’d be coming back after the budget was done. Little did she know…

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