Saturday, April 5, 2014

How do you Spell Scandal?

S-E-X?  M-O-N-E-Y?  P-O-W-E-R? Money for power?

How about guns, favors, murder for hire? All these and more are involved in the multi-count indictment of San Francisco State Senator Leland Yee and cronies.  And a  guy named Shrimp Boy. Don't believe it? Click here.

Or here. or just google guns. Shrimp Boy. Leland Yee. Rocket launchers. gangland slaying.

And as one of the stories put it, "Until 5 minutes ago, this guy was a front runner for Secretary of State." Is this how you want your campaign to be remembered.

No, you can't make this stuff up. Politicians caught with their pants down, literally, or hiking the Appalachian Trail in Argentina with your mistress. Nothing has come close to thiese allegations.

But even the appearance of scandal, the taking of large amounts of money from corporate interests and then ducking out on key votes those interests might just an an interest in.

So if you run as the underdog on platform of cleaning up corruption in politics, beware, if you are the one taking the big bucks, enjoying jaunts on private jets and "paling around" with friends of the Koch Brothers. Voters may be somewhat apathetic or cynical, but they will remember when you run for re-election.