Earlier this month, the San Francisco Chronicle
's flies on the wall, Matier & Ross, wrote a little piece
about Carole Migden, the Jason Voorhies
of California politics (you just can't kill this woman's political career).
According to M&R, Migden -- who was trounced in her re-election bid for State Senate by Mark Leno -- was handed a $132,178-a year gig on the state's Integrated Waste Management Board by Don Perata. Migden's experience in recycling is limited to dubiously re-using campaign funds, but that's not what this board is about. It's about earning a little bread while flying in a political holding pattern and pondering one's next move.
One problem, though. Perata didn't appoint Migden to the board -- he tapped Sheila Kuehl.
But, remember Migden's Voorhies-like tenacity. Today the Sacramento Bee
got wind that Migden will likely be managing waste after all -- thanks to an appointment by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The gov didn't appoint Matier & Ross to jack shit.
-- Joe Eskenazi