Nice Work, If You Can Get It: The Rewards of Corruption In California
Bill Quick

California Senate erases websites of 3 lawmakers, including Leland Yee | Government & Politics | San Francisco | San Francisco Examiner

The California Senate has erased the names and online archives of three suspended lawmakers entangled in criminal cases.

The Senate removed pictures, video clips and legislative archives over the weekend involving Democratic Sens. Rod Wright of Los Angeles, Ron Calderon of Montebello and Leland Yee of San Francisco.

All that remains on the websites is information about their Senate districts.

So the Democrats who control the California legislature have decided to go for the tried-and-true methods of one of their long-time idols, Joseph Stalin, and air-brush away any evidence of the offending miscreants.

Well, except for this:

The three continue to receive their $95,291 annual salaries but are not collecting a daily expense allowance.

And, of course, Senator Yee will be permitted to keep the funds he’s raised for his SecState run, and use them instead to wage a high-powered legal defense against the charges.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Nice Work, If You Can Get It: The Rewards of Corruption In California — 2 Comments

  1. “Senator Yee will be permitted to keep the funds he’s raised for his SecState run”

    But in an extraordinary show of ethical governing, the Senate leadership and Democratic Party officials announced last week that they were “cancelling” a party fundraiser at Torrey Pines golf course this past weekend. Not mentioned by the Senate or in any of the newspapers was the small fact that the money would still be collected from all donors, and none of which will be returned. So they ended up raising more money than previously expected because the expenses associated with the event will not have to be paid.