November 16, 2007
Feinstein the New Lieberman?
For both sides, read Elana Schor’s piece in The Guardian.
"It is disturbing, the votes she has taken", the policy director for People for the American Way, Tanya Clay House, said. "I don't know if she's quite reached the status of Lieberman yet, but she's well on her way…"
For Bob Mulholland, a campaign adviser to California Democrats who has known Feinstein since her time as San Francisco mayor, the backlash against Feinstein amounts to a betrayal rather than a defence of the party's core principles. Mulholland blasted the bloggers and activists supporting the censure resolution as "fringe" and "pre-nursing home."
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at November 16, 2007 10:49 AM
When I moved to San Francisco Feinstein was mayor, and she was scum then too. I can proudly say I never voted for her, though I did once vote for Pelosi a long time ago before I caught on. I even once voted for Willie Brown, despite his overt corruption, on the theory that all social groups — he's African-American — deserve a piece of the pie; but that was before I realized how big piece he was taking and that none of it went to help people who were in situations like the one he grew up in (he started as a shoeshine boy).
Amazingly enough, Feinstein reversed her position and voted for the FISA revision last night without the retroactive immunity for the telecoms. Dunno what happened, maybe she wasn't paying attention…
Hey, wait a minute. I'm "pre-nursing home." Come to think of it, isn't practically everybody? Let's hope we all turn out and vote against DLC candidates, like the ones this clod supports.