I noticed a few oddities while looking at the website of State Assembly candidate Adam Gray. It was Mr. Gray’s list of endorsers that intrigued me the most. The list includes numerous legislators, mostly from the Bay Area and Southern California. The most interesting of these is state Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco. This is the same Leland Yee who launched a nasty campaign of political harassment last year against California State University, Stanislaus, when Sarah Palin appeared there as a speaker.
As a student at University of California, Merced, I am very concerned about attacks from any politician on academic freedom. As a local Assembly candidate, Adam Gray should also be concerned about such abuses. I am surprised that Gray would align himself with people such as Leland Yee.
Maurice Lewis, Merced