Leland Yee reminds me of John Kwang from Chang Rae Lee’s Native Speaker. Seemingly noble Asian-American politician is found to be a moral vacuum and connected to all sorts of seedy organizations and characters from the Asian underworld. Triads.
This is bad for aspiring Asian politicians as everyone will be using their imaginations and wondering…jeez, is the person I’m voting connected to Asian gangsters BOK CHOY HOW? Apparently, Leland is.