It's good to be the queen and king

So what do you do if you just became speaker and majority leader and have a sizable majority?

Go to Disneyland?

Nope. Extract as much money as you can from donors before Session '13 begins.

Assembly Democratic leaders Marilyn Kirkpatrick, the speaker to be, and William Horne, the majority leader to come, are having a joint fundraiser Nov. 27in Las Vegas. (Invitation attached here.)

So lobbyists and the like: A few days after you give thanks on Turkey Day, go give thanks to Kirkpatrick and Horne. And bring your checkbook.