This AP story on Gray Davis advisors is pretty useful. The best lines come from Jack Pitney, who said this about the fact that Gary South no longer works for Davis (he is on the Liberman team): "When I think of Garry South, I think of Luca Brasi from `The Godfather, said Jack Pitney, a political scientist from Claremont McKenna College. When Luca Brasi left the scene, the Godfather was in trouble -- he had to rely on Fredo as his bodyguard.
With South as his hitman, Pitney said, Davis could rely on someone to take on his critics. Without him, Davis has had to do more of that himself, making his candidacy somewhat more negative than it might otherwise be."