I think I recently made reference to the fact that I don't write many posts about politics any more, because the whole political landscape is so damn depressing.
This year's gubernatorial election in California is shaping up to be a contest between Jerry Brown vs. Meg Whitman. Just think about that for a minute - a state the size and diversity of California, and the best we can come up with is Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman? I'll be voting for Brown for Governor for the second time in my life (the first being 1978, the year I turned 18), but not with a lot of enthusiasm.
But Meg Whitman is a piece of work. Giving her all due credit for what she did with E-Bay, I've yet to see one single piece of evidence that she is remotely qualified to govern this state. Basically, her campaign thus far has amounted to a series of meaningless platitudes, fortified by outrageous pandering to the far right. And oh, yeah - she's going to "fix education."
But don't take my word for it. Read Greg Lucas' column today, where he skewers Whitman like a fine chef would filet a freshly-caught salmon. It's a great read.