For decades I wished I had worked harder when Jello Biafra ran for mayor of San Francisco against the most conservative member of the Board of Supervisors, Dianne Feinstein. (Well, actually the most conservative member, Dan White, had just shot Mayor Moscone and was in prison. Feinstein was the most conservative member who wasn't awaiting trial and hadn't been charged with murder.) She beat Biafra and launched a shameful political career marked by family corruption-- her husband is a war profiteer-- and reactionary politics. Today she stabbed Democrats in the back, as is her habit, and voted for Bush's latest nightmare scenario judge, Leslie Southwick. God only knows how much blood money her husband will get out of this one.
Southwick's record should earn Feinstein a recall by voters in California. But there is no recall for senators. We should remember though.
John Amato: "Judges" are the name of the game for the extreme Religious right. They could care less about NOLA, the Iraq war, health care and poverty to name a few. Harry Reid needs to stand up against this nomination hard. What was Feinstein thinking? Look at the reaction from James Dobson's group. They are applauding her:
Her Washington office number is (202) 224-3841. Call her often....