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Entries by Larry Womack from 09/2010

The Politics of Personal Animosity

| Posted 09.13.2010 | Politics

Meg Whitman has delivered unto us a masterpiece of dirty politics. What is most striking about this already-infamous ad isn't the boldness of its mendacity -- though it certainly has that -- but the cynicism of its timing.

Chronicle's Boxer 'Endorsement' Reasserts Its Irrelevance

| Posted 09.28.2010 | Media

Choosing not to endorse Boxer is a perfectly respectable statement -- or it would be, for a paper that actually disagreed with her in substantive ways. But the Chronicle's feeble rationalizations couldn't appear more desperate.