Sac Bee: Why is Perata Still Here?



You know you've pissed off more than your share of people when the Sacramento Bee publishes an editorial begging you to leave town. That's just what the Bee did to Don Perata this morning, calling him a failure and a blight on governance in California, and even wondering why he's still hanging around. "It is more than fair to say that his leadership of the Senate's majority has not produced distinguished results," the Bee snarls. "Perata is about as likely to win a bipartisan budget deal as a skunk is to spray Chanel No. 5. ... Democrats can make the job a bit easier for themselves by thanking Perata for his services and installing [Darrell] Steinberg as the Senate president pro tem as soon as possible." Read the whole brutal thing here.