Inside (almost) the Arnold camp

The LA Weekly's Bill Bradley seems to have the best access to Arnold Schwarzenegger of any California political reporter -- at least of those who talk about it. They chatted on the phone two days before the Leno show and batted around scenarios, Bradley reports. In his reconstruction of the days around Arnold's announcement, it's clear that Schwarzenegger misled his Pete Wilson-trained advisers, as well as Dick Riordan -- but for a good reason, Bradley says.

Only those two know for sure what was said. But consider the logic of the situation. Riordan is notoriously garrulous. He is an old friend of Feinstein. They have many mutual friends. Would you trust him to keep arguably the biggest secret of your life?

Mickey Kaus dissects the story and notes that Bradley ran Gary Hart's presidential campaign in California in 1984.

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