“Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said he was shocked and sickened by the allegations brought against a member of his caucus Wednesday, saying Sen. Leland Yee has until Friday to resign from office or face certain suspension.” Looks like California’s legislators have as much regard for the principle of “innocent until proven guilty” as they do for Second Amendment rights . . .
But when you’ve shined as bright a spotlight on the corrupt nature of Golden State politics — and damaged the cause of rolling back gun rights — as Yee has, the fierce moral urgency for change, to coin a phrase, tends to rule the day.
Yee’s apparently seen the writing on the wall, though. He’s officially withdrawn from the Secretary of State race. Apparently he determined that listing “alleged gun runner” on his campaign flyers as one of his accomplishments during his time as senator wouldn’t impress as many L.A. and San Francisco voters as he’d hoped.
Fortunately at least one California pol still sets a good example. “‘It is our good fortune that the leader of this house is exemplary, a pillar of integrity,’ (Mark) Leno said. ‘Darrell Steinberg sets a tone and we all respond to that.'” I know I feel better. You?