Mayor Ron Dellums has canned an aide who got caught up in the Chauncey Bailey murder investigation. According to the Trib, Dellums fired Deputy Chief of Staff Leslie Littleton on March 21. The mayor’s office maintains that it was a cost cutting move and had nothing to do with Littleton’s involvement in the Bailey case. Whatever. It was the right choice, and we applaud Dellums for making the tough decision. Firing people is never easy. And we say that entirely with a straight face. This is not another April fool’s joke.