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June 5, 2008 3:35 PM

Calif. Rep. Kevin Mc-Carthy is a GOP talent scout

WASHINGTON — Hanging on the wall in the Capitol Hill office of Rep. Kevin Mc-Carthy is a painting in two panels by Bakersfield artist Gita Lloyd showing nine riders on horseback. McCarthy imagines himself as one of them, ready to charge into battle to restore a Republican majority in the House. Most people in Washington think McCarthy’s mission risks the same fate as that of Gen. George Custer.

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