Sen. Leland Yee promises to ‘prevent corruption’

Sen. Leland Yee promises to ‘prevent corruption’

Leland YeeEspecially where federal corruption charges are concerned, we always should presume innocence. That includes with state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, who has been indicted for allegedly trading illegal arms for campaign cash.

But I just got in the mail Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s “California Statewide Direct Primary Election Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Official Voter Information Guide.”

Although he has dropped out of the race, the Guide still includes Lee’s Candidate Statement in his bid to be the next secretary of state, which also is online.

Here’s the amusing sentence, “Under the Constitution, the Secretary of State’s job is to empower Californians to govern California, to guarantee fair elections, expose special interests, and prevent corruption.”

Oh, well.

The rest of his statement is standard Democratic boilerplate, interspersed with him writing several times, “It’s your California.” Which also is the name of his website, still online for now, to make it easier to register to vote.

The P.C. Democratic boilerplate brings up, “a place of exclusion to one of inclusion….end tuition discrimination against immigrant college students…. struggle for marriage equality….finally raising the disgracefully low minimum wage….”

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  1. Steve Mehlman
    Steve Mehlman 29 April, 2014, 13:25

    This is almost as amusing as Rep. Michael Grimm’s (R-NY) statement: “I am a moral man,” issued after he was indicted on 20+ counts by a Federal grand jury.

    Corruption and hypocrisy are not limited to one party or one ideology.

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 29 April, 2014, 18:10

      You are right Mehlman, corruption and hypocrisy is rampant in all RAGWUS feeding politicians, no matter the party, case in point:

      “Rep. Keith Farnham (D), who recently resigned from his post as an Illinois state representative, was arrested for possessing child pornography, authorities reported this week.

      The Democrat from Elgin, west of Chicago, resigned his 43rd District seat on March 19th, after federal ICE agents raided his home and office.

      After the raid, Farnham, 66, claimed that he was resigning for health reasons. “I have been battling serious health issues for a number of years and the coming months will require my full attention,” he said in a statement.

      But by April 28, a different reason for Farnham’s retreat from public life seems to have been realized when federal authorities filed child porn charges against the former Democrat lawmaker. 🙂

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    • Rex the Wonder Dog!
      Rex the Wonder Dog! 29 April, 2014, 20:59

      This is almost as amusing as Rep. Michael Grimm’s (R-NY) statement: “I am a moral man,” issued after he was indicted on 20+ counts by a Federal grand jury. Corruption and hypocrisy are not limited to one party or one ideology.

      Took a while to surface and come out, but Steve has reveled he does have some intelligence 🙂

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  2. Donkey
    Donkey 29 April, 2014, 18:04

    I like the part “expose special interests, and prevent corruption.” About as phony as a three dollar bill. Like all the candidates funded by the RAGWUS feeders, he is a liar and a cheat! 🙂

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  3. Steve Mehlman
    Steve Mehlman 1 May, 2014, 10:46

    Wow, Rexie complemented me. WHERE DID I GO WRONG 🙂

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