Letters: No sympathy for Democrats after Yee arrest

Leland Yee
State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) leaves the San Francisco Federal Building. So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The latest was Wednesday’s arrest of Yee, on federal corruption charges, news that roiled the capital and led one of Yee’s opponents in the race for secretary of state to call the Legislature a “corrupt institution.”
(Ben Margot / Associated Press)

Re “Yee arrest a new blow to Democrats,” March 27

Although I consider myself a Democrat, I am not overly distressed by the effects that state Sen. Leland Yee’s (D-San Francisco) arrest on corruption charges will have on the party’s supermajority status in the state Senate.

Politicians of either party seem to have more in common with one another than they do with voters. Republican or Democrat, it is their personal ambition that appears to drive them more than any need to serve their constituents. In too many ways it is the politicians of both parties, grouped hand in hand on one side, and the people on the other.

How can either of these groups of self-serving lawmakers deserve to have a supemajority?


Ronald Rubin



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