April 11, 2014

THOUGHTS ON THE LELAND YEE SCANDAL: What If Uncle Leland Had Won?

Here’s a thought exercise for the Leland Yee scandal. What if the investigation had been delayed, or stayed underground, for another year? What if last week’s raids had come not in March 2014 – but in March 2015?

And what if it were California Secretary of State Leland Yee who was being taken into custody by the FBI?

Such an alternative universe is hardly an unlikely one. Yee was a strong contender in the race, and a victory would not have been improbable.

Would our reaction be the same?

How about this thought experiment — what if Yee had never been arrested? Then there’d be a “Technicolor” crook in charge of elections and voter records in California.