Speaking of obits (see below), the Chron gives outgoing state Senator Don Perata the Lion in Winter treatment this morning. See Perata reflect upon his time in Sacramento! Hear him ruminate upon the financial mess he won’t be able to clean up! Quake as the Don says he’s coming back to run Oakland with an iron fist! Scoff as the Chron tallies up his potential rivals for mayor, including Councilwoman Jean Quan and City Attorney John Russo! Ask yourself why the story takes for granted that Ron Dellums won’t be running for a second term! Glumly shake your head as you ponder how thoroughly Dellums would get his ass handed to him if he did!