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COMMENT: Bogey is the consumer affairs advocate/reporter for KCBS Channel 2 in Los Angeles.

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Bogey Uncovers Davis Spending

Bogey has uncovered an unusual use of your tax dollars -- tax money being spent to pay the salaries of two workers for Gov. Gray Davis. But what they're doing for him, isn't sitting well with some taxpayers.

Since the beginning of the energy crisis, Davis has spent billions of dollars, and the governor has now hired two political spin doctors for $30,000 a month at the expense of the tax payer.

With Davis' approval rate dropping from 66 percent to 38 percent, the governor is panicking. To improve his image, Davis hired Mark Fabiani and Chris Lehane, who are being paid $30,000 a month for the next six months, Bogey says. This has angered many people. The Wall Street Journal wrote in a May 21 edition: "The governor's answer to California's energy crisis? Hire a couple of Clinton-Gore hatchet men."

The Houston Chronicle wrote on May 24: "Davis has hired two acid-spewing generators of political pollution and cultural degradation."

Bogey wanted to interview the advisors, but they wouldn't talk to him.

If you want to stop the waste of taxpayer dollars, call Fabiani and Lehane and let them know how you feel at (916) 445-1682.

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