Which endorsement does Nancy Pelosi regret more? Her endorsement of California State Senator Leland Yee or her endoresment of Bashar al-Assad? Let’s examine the candidates for this shameful award.
Bashar Hafez al-Assad is the President of Syria, General Secretary of the Ba’ath Party and Regional Secretary of the party’s branch in Syria. He has served as President since 2000, when he succeeded his father, Hafez al-Assad, who led Syria for 30 years until his death. In 2007, Nancy Pelosi, over strong objections from the State Department, visited Syria, and said, “The road to Damascus is a road to peace.” Assad then went on to start a civil war in his country by refusing to allow democratic elections that he had promised more than a decade previously. It is widely believed by the civilized world that he used serin gas to kill more than 1,500 citizens near the Ghouta suburbs.
Leland Yee is a California State Senator for District 8, which represents a large portion of east central California. Before redistricting in 2011, Yee represented District 8 in San Francisco. Oh, and he’s a big time gun control freak. Nancy Pelosi endorsed this guy for public office. He was arrested yesterday after accepting bribes from federal agents. He is also charged with conspiring to traffic in firearms and public corruption. Yee also discussed helping an undercover FBI agent get weapons worth $500,000 to $2.5 million, including shoulder-fired automatic weapons and missiles, and showed the agent the entire process of how to get those weapons from a Muslim separatist group in the Philippines into the United States, according to an affidavit from the FBI. Nancy Pelosi’s was overheard saying, “We have to get him acquitted before you can know what’s in the indictment.”
I’m wondering now if Everett Basham has standing for an appeal now that Leland Yee has been arrested for arms trafficking? He’s the man arrested 2/12/13 for making threats against Leland Yee by email. Police spent much of that week removing dangerous chemicals, explosive materials and what officers called ‘usable’ bombs from his Santa Clara home.
Basham had a reputation as a skilled engineer who has worked for HP and Logitech as well as done some classified work for the government. Years ago, he also did some work for Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, who in 2010 endorsed Basham on his LinkedIn Profile.