Where else would you find the posting "Policy geek seeks same," and "Rep political hack looking for similar." The latter posting offers: "If you wouldn't mind a guy that takes off for 'less desirable' parts of California for swing races, then hit me up." But there is one rider on this guy's bill. "Latte-drinking, New York Times-reading liberals need not apply," he adds.
Then there is the posting from "Capitol gal seeks witty guy," in which a 24-year-old legislative aide says she "would love to meet one of the hot guys I've seen in the building over the last couple of months."
Not to burst her bubble, but the governor is married.
* After Mayor James K. Hahn declined to participate in an Oct. 22 debate, saying it was too early before the March election, the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and KNBC-TV Channel 4 have decided to postpone the forum until Dec. 2. Hahn campaign advisor Bill Wardlaw would not commit last week to whether Hahn would show up, but said it is now more likely. "Obviously, the league is a very prestigious organization, and it will be given very high consideration," Wardlaw said.
* State Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata (D-Oakland) announced last week that he has named state Sen. Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) as the majority floor leader, a decision that appeals to those who thought a Latina should be given a position of power as well as those concerned that Southern California might be left out of the leadership.
* The California Republican Assembly is keeping the heat on Secretary of State Kevin Shelley, a Democrat, over allegations that he used federal election reform money to award no-bid contracts to political cronies. The group has launched an online petition drive at www.Shelly MustResign.com, collecting signatures of those who believe that Shelley should step down.
You Can Quote Me
"I've had a short-timer's attitude for about five years."
-- Los Angeles City Clerk Mike Carey, responding to kidding from council members about his decision to retire next month after 37 years with the city.
This week's contributors include Times staff writers Richard Simon and Jenifer Warren.