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SACRAMENTO — What really irks people about politicians is when they sell them one thing and deliver something else. It’s called bait and switch.

It breeds cynicism and mistrust of government. It becomes even harder for citizens to follow wannabe political leaders. Voters say a pox on all career politicians.

It leads to the election of outsider demagogues like Donald Trump.

A current episode in Sacramento may or may not fall to the level of bait and switch. It’s murky. But there’s a stench that’s drawing attention.

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