Race for governor degenerates into playground taunts
California's race for governor is a product of its political age -- a relatively policy-free affair with no shortage of political slap fights.
Take Wednesday's release from Jerry Brown's campaign, announcing the launch of a new Web ad targeting Meg Whitman. The ad is titled "Pants on Fire." As in "Liar, liar..."
It's like the Lincoln-Douglas debates, only different. Brown's online volley comes as Whitman is running a television ad calling Brown a man without a plan.
Good to know the central messages of this campaign can now be delivered in one-line rhymes.
--Anthony York in Sacramento