Gallegly reverses self, and other afternoon mysteries
Gallegly had announced his retirement a week ago, citing health concerns---which surprised his staff. State Republicans wet their pants at the prospect, and Darrell Issa mounted support.
The District is as safe for Republicans as any around. One Michael Tenenbaum will oppose the multiterm Gallegly in the June primary anyway. He doesn't seem to have a website.
News in Sacto: Rob Reiner has become the new pin-up boy of capitol Republicans. Incoming: here comes the vast right wing conspiracy again. And this time it isn't even so right wingy---Weintraub ripped Reiner yesterday pretty bad. Meathead! Duck!
Locally, Colin Cox at Will & Company---erstwhile LATC---says W&Co has been locked out of the LATC, even though the company still has possessions in the building. Security has been advised not to permit old W&C members entry. Cox also reports that the civil servants at the City have all fled the issue. Bottom line: W&C is in a nomadic stage again, looking for a 400 seat theater on the cheap. See our previous item.
If you're reading this by 2 p.m., you can Ask the Chief, Chief Bratton that is, who does a once-a-month thing on KPCC. 1-866-893-5722. About those trips of late: "Most people who understand that this is an international city understand the importance of having a police chief who's internationally connected."