Proving once again that you can get media coverage if you tell them where to show up and when, Sen. Leland Yee was this morning documented signing a few papers at the Department of Elections by an absolute scrum of reporters.
No disrespect to Yee -- he's managed to get himself elected supervisor, assemblyman, and senator in this town. But, still, it's a bit odd for a guy who's made his mayoral ambitions so evident to be greeted with a throng of media like this. This harks to the opening scenes of A Hard Day's Night -- was he giving away food?
No. No, he was not. Good thing: Had Yee opted to hand out cupcakes or hot wings, the Department of Elections would have been transformed into the Black Hole of Calcutta. Reporters' lives were saved; out-of-work journalists will have to keep freelancing.