And other afternoon linkage.
Karen Bass is the new Speaker of the Assembly. Right away, she's looking for bipartisan support on raising tax revenue. Good luck. She'll be termed out in 2010. Not a career pol, she deserves all kudos.
WeHo ubernanny Mike Feuer wants the State to make an ignition interlock breathalyzer mandatory on anyone convicted of a point-oh-eight or above. It's currently installed at the judge's discretion. I'd check his contributors list if I had time.
If you wonder if spam is big business, myspace says it just won nearly a quarter of a billion dollar verdict in a fight over it.
I'm so over you, Andruw Jones, and four other things, from the utterly irreverent Dodger blog Sons of Steve Garvey.