After long drought, Bill Simon…

After long drought, Bill Simon shoots self in foot again

Simon’s credibility sinks as fund-raising exposé on Davis collapses

That gurgling sound you heard Tuesday was Bill Simon’s political credibility going down the toilet, along with his big exposé on Gov. Gray Davis that the governor illegally accepted a campaign contribution in the Capitol.

It was supposed to be the smoking gun that supported Republican Simon’s assertions that Democrat Davis has hung a “for rent” sign on his governorship. But a photo purporting to show then-Lt. Gov. Davis accepting a $10,000 campaign check inside his Capitol office complex four years ago didn’t hold up to media scrutiny.