Letter To The Editor on Kamala Harris-Willie Brown Affair: Cheating Is Not ‘Dating’

A concerned citizen wrote an impassioned letter to the editor published by the Fresno Bee entitled “Was Kamala Harris Really Dating?” The citizen writes:

“Could someone please explain what their definition of dating is? Mine is two single people go somewhere and eat, have coffee, see a movie, and get to know each other better. Maybe this leads to a married future or not. Maybe the two are exclusive or maybe they are playing the field and dating other single people. Neither one is married to someone else.

Twice now in The Bee, I’ve read articles about Kamala Harris and her history. Twice now in The Bee, I’ve read that she was “dating” Willie Brown, former California politician and in my opinion, player. Since Willie Brown was married, that doesn’t fit my definition of “dating.” Perhaps The Bee is trying to change history and make Ms. Harris into a normal single person at that time, instead of a tawdry, sordid “other woman” interfering with another family.

Obviously, this doesn’t exonerate Willie Brown, but it says a lot about the character and morals of Ms. Harris. Please, Fresno Bee, stop distorting the truth and changing history.”

Great letter concludes

Interesting point.

Willie Brown offered his own take on the Kamala Harris relationship in the lower paragraphs of a recent “Willie’s World” column in the San Francisco Chronicle:

“I’ve been peppered with calls from the national media about my “relationship” with Kamala Harris, most of which I have not returned.

Yes, we dated. It was more than 20 years ago. Yes, I may have influenced her career by appointing her to two state commissions when I was Assembly speaker.

And I certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco. I have also helped the careers of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a host of other politicians.

The difference is that Harris is the only one who, after I helped her, sent word that I would be indicted if I “so much as jaywalked” while she was D.A.

That’s politics for ya.”

Willie Brown’s recollection ends