Davis is Back
|The former governor returned to the Capitol today for his official portrait unveiling. He was joined by his wife, Sharon, the governor and the governor's wife, Maria Shriver.|
The affair was heavily populated with former Davis staffers some of whom, it seemed, mingled and met for the first time in two years.
The event began with an introduction by Davis' former chief of staff, who was pleased that two of her deputies, Susan Kennedy and Daniel Zingale, are now back working in the horseshoe. She joked that she had trained them to take over her job as chief of staff, but thought that would be "in the Davis administration."
Later in the ceremony, there was an awkward moment when Davis was describing how long he has known the Shriver family. He told of when he stayed with her mom on the East Coast. The crowd murmured. "In the guest room," rebuked Davis. "with Jerry Brown." The crowd broke into full blown laughter.
Once the painting was unveiling (it featured Davis in front of a picturesque backdrop), the less-than-fascinating whispers were only about why the governor went with a red tie and a blue shirt.