* Lots of chatter about the Republican debate. The general consensus: it was a bit boring. There weren’t any knockout blows and the event was basically a series of segments from their stump speeches. Dan Walters calls it an indirect win for Whitman, as Poizner wasn’t able to really change the game.
* No Tea Party primary challenge for Jerry Lewis. Though, if the Tea Party stood for anything, this is where they would start. That dude is an earmark and federal dollars sponge. Oh, and he’s wildly corrupt.
* Yo, Arnold. Sen. Padilla wants to know what’s the deal with sending California stimulus funds to Oregon?