July 30, 2002
Right on schedule

Like clockwork, Clymer Wright breaks out the Crayolas and sends a letter to the editor (scroll down) about John Williams' column from Monday, which suggested that his beloved term limits might be wearing out their welcome.

Here's my favorite bit:

Williams claimed I used the "conservative's ultimate slur" in remarking that Borden is getting more liberal the older he gets.

As a lifelong conservative, I have never heard a single conservative use this "ultimate slur."

Note that Wright never actually denies saying what Williams wrote. The possible implications are left as an exercise to the reader.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 30, 2002 to Local politics

Wright might have denied what Williams wrote in his original letter, since the Chronicle truncates most letters in editing.

Posted by: Owen Courrèges on July 30, 2002 6:53 PM