January 28 Open Thread


*  Can we stop calling Haim Saban a big Democratic donor now? He gave plenty to Schwarzenegger, and now he drops a max check on Meg Whitman? I think the myth is busted.

*  The Senate is going to hold confirmation hearings for Abel Maldonado for Lt. Gov. At this point it isn’t clear whether there will be enough votes for this to happen. Alex Rooker made some very Rooker-esque comparisons to Massachusetts, and said that we should not confirm him.  Well, let’s just say not everybody feels the same way.

*  The new PPIC poll has Brown and Boxer leading over frontrunning Republicans Whitman and Campbell.

*  Dennis Hollingsworth is putting campaign funds to very good use: a GOP beach retreat! Who’s up for a luau?