Thursday, March 27, 2014

Explains A Lot...

Brad_in_MA sends in this bit of schadenfreudelicious news.

State Sen. Leland Yee detained amid series of raids in Bay Area
FBI agents searched Yee’s state Senate office Wednesday morning but declined to comment to The Times on the nature of their investigation. News photos showed Yee, a Democrat who is also running to be California's secretary of state, in the backseat of a patrol car as he arrived at a federal courthouse in downtown San Francisco.
Now, why do we care about CA State Senator Leland Yee? Well, for starters, he's running for CA Attorney General. That's a mighty powerful position, given that the AG has the power to enforce the myriad laws proposed in the land of nuts and flakes. He's also about as big of a fan of gun control as you might find, which makes his arrest all that more delicious:

A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.

The allegations against State Sen. Leland Yee were outlined in an FBI affidavit in support of a criminal complaint. The affidavit accuses Yee of conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and to illegally import firearms.
See? He wants gun control so badly because he wants to be the only one that can provide guns to the gangs in CA. Isn't that just special? He's pushed all kinds of hare-brained gun control schemes, all of which did precisely nothing to curb gun violence but instead make the good law-abiding folks of CA jump through hoop over what they can and cannot have in the state. And here he is, conspiring to get arms to terrorists.

I'm surprised he wasn't running for mayor so he could join MAIG - he's just their kind of felon!

That is all.


nguyenhm16 said...

He did run for mayor, and lost.

Old NFO said...

Karma, she bites... :-)

Peter B said...

Yee wasn't running for AG. He wanted to be Secretary of State, the official who runs elections in California. He's on the outs with Darrell Steinberg, the SoCal Dem (reputed to be even more crooked) who beat Yee out for the Senate President Pro Tem position.

Yee has also been described as an "open government activist" and (a nominal) part of his fight with Steinberg was over that issue.