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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