Perata: Hypocrite of the Year

It’s early, but Don Perata has the inside track to winning our Hypocrite of the Year Award. The state senate boss’ campaign to recall Senator Jeff Denham is harshly criticizing the Central Valley politician for living large off of campaign contributions. But as readers of this site know, there is no one in state politics, not even Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, who can compete with The Don when it comes to living the high life off of his best donors. Perata spent more than $1 million of campaign cash on living large expenditures in the past decade, a fact for which he is now under investigation by the state Fair Political Practices Commission. So now he’s accusing Denham of similar, albeit far smaller infractions? It proves once and for all that Perata is nothing if not a man with incredible chutzpah.

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