Excerpt:Â "Man! It stinks in here!" "I don't smell anything," replied Howard Bashford, the amiable chief aide of California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, D-Aztlan.
"You're joking," we said. "You're office has the aroma of week-old road kill. What's that behind your desk?"
"Nothing," he said, rolling in his chair to hide the object, which seemed to be the source of the stench.