State Senate leader Kevin de León did a very smart thing. He owned up to one of the dumbest things ever perpetrated by a California legislative leader.
The foolish, embarrassing deed the Los Angeles Democrat owned up to showed us again that neither major political party is endowed with a monopoly on wisdom, justice and the American way.
De León quickly admitted that he and fellow Democrats were essentially numbskulls for forcefully removing — “dragging,” read some news accounts — a Republican Vietnamese war refugee from the Senate chamber where she rightfully belonged as an elected lawmaker.
Sen. Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove), the nation’s first...