Shawn Steel to feds: Leave Don Perata alone

Today on the conservative Republican FlashReport.org, Republican National Committeeman and former state GOP chairman Shawn Steel says enough is enough: Leave Don Perata alone.

“I don’t like Don Perata. I don’t like his politics. As senate leader he’s bullied many bad laws for California. But not even Don Perata deserves the abuse he received from Feds for the last 5 years.”


“It’s time to drop the vendetta against Perata. The Feds had 5 years and millions of dollars to make their case. US Attorney Brown instead ought to seek private employment and get out of the prosecution business.”

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • BGR

    You know, with constant news coming out concerning abuse by elective officials at every level, I just can’t help but think this is an effort to keep the investigation from uncovering too much that would even implicate Republicans and reveal even more corruption at very basic levels of government. There is really no other news from Sacramento that would lead one to think otherwise.

  • Elwood

    Wrong, Shawn!

    If anyone deserves it, it’s Don Perata. Richly. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.