“Nowadays, people think ‘House of Cards” is a documentary.” John Pitney, Claremont McKenna College professor.
Professor Pitney’s quote in the Los Angeles Times was BEFORE the arrest of Sen. Leland Yee on corruption charges. He was referring to the conviction of Senator Rod Wright and the indictment of Senator Ron Calderon.
Three Democratic state senators in legal trouble shakes whatever faith is left in the government and reaffirms people’s suspicions about government. It also changes the Capitol’s political equation. As Sacramento gallows humor put it, the FBI did what the Republicans could not — end the Democrats’ supermajority.