AssemblyDork Sold Down River by Another Republican?
September 11, 2009 § 3 Comments
This would be so fitting. Talking Points Memo is speculating that reprehensible lobbyist-screwing recently-former Orange County Assemblyman Mike Duvall was setup by the dude who was listening to his nasty talk.
The OCR notes that in KCAL’s report, Miller’s face is obscured “to protect our sources.” In fact, it says, some people think Miller may have engineered the whole incident: “Many in the Capitol speculate that Miller reached over and turned on Duvall’s microphone while they were chatting.”
And here’s something else that we noticed in reviewing a different version of the video on the OCR’s site. (The video has always been available online through the public access network that broadcasts the hearings — but it’s clear that no one would have noticed the comments, which are barely audible, without being alerted to their existence): Just as Duvall is talking about his first mistress — who’s been identified in press accounts as lobbyist Heidi DeJong Barsuglia — Miller asks: “Is there someone else?” That prompts Duvall to launch into a description of his second mistress, “Shar” or “Sher.” It’s a strange place in the conversation for Miller to ask that question.
Probably Miller was just sick of the inane and just plain pathetic bragging of Duvall and wanted to get his ass out of the Assembly.