The state Senate president and power broker is going out like a pro, racking up more angry newspaper columns than he ever has before. This time it's the Fresno Bee's Bill McEwen, who slams Perata's recall campaign against Jeff Denham and generally calls the president a schmuck. Once again, McEwen denounces Perata's habit of living large on campaign contributions while hammering Denham for doing the same thing. (We'd just like to take this moment to shamelessly hype Express reporter Bob Gammon, whose work exposing the Don's high life has become required reading for every anti-Perata columnist in California these days.) Finally, McEwen wraps it up by calling Perata "Exhibit A of the partisanship and bullying tactics that have prevented California from solving its many problems."