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So how are you spending your recess? If you’re Cameron Smyth, you spend recess hosting town hall meetings dedicated to pedophiles. Smyth’s meeting comes after former district resident Jack McClellan appeared on Larry King Live to talk about his Web site “highlighting the best places for pedophiles to troll for children,” according to Smyth. McClellan is not a registered sex offender, and police have been unable to shut his Web site down. … And from our Paging George Orwell files, the governor has a new spokesman over at Homeland Security. Jay Wierenga takes over the gig, moving over from the California Conservation Corps. We suppose it’s only fitting, then, that the new mouthpiece of Homeland Security is a former board member of the Sacramento chapter of Big Brothers. … And it looks like Joe Canciamilla has found a platform for his upcoming Senate run against Mark DeSaulnier. Canciamilla has launched a new Web site aimed at stopping the construction of a peripheral canal. According to a release sent out by Canciamilla this week, “his website will begin signing residents up for the fight, should one be necessary, and that his grassroots effort will work to defeat any plan to build a peripheral canal to send more water to Southern California.”
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