|GOP party spokewoman Karen Hanretty is leaving her post. Here's her note (reprinted at the FlashReport and in the Morning Report).|
After nearly five years working press and communications for the California Republican Party, including a brief two months as spokesperson for Governor Schwarzenegger during the 2003 Recall Election, I’ve decided it’s time to focus my attention on something ~ or someone ~ other than Phil Angelides, Fabian Nunez, “Arnold’s Little Buddy” (otherwise known as Steve Westly) and phony JLAC hearings. While I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the Republican Party, I will not be renewing my contract as their spokesperson and communications director after the end of the year so that I can continue to build my own communications and public affairs business for political and non-political clients. The next “prolific propagandist” (Dan Walters’ term, not necessarily mine though I admit it has a nice ring) has yet to be determined.