Skip to comments.Diane Feinstein resigns [from Senate subcommittee]
Posted on 03/22/2007 6:54:27 AM PDT by zendari
Sen. Dianne Feinstein has resigned from the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee. As previously and extensively reviewed in these pages, Feinstein was chairperson and ranking member of MILCON for six years, during which time she had a conflict of interest due to her husband Richard C. Blum's ownership of two major defense contractors who were awarded billions of dollars for military construction projects approved by Feinstein.
As MILCON leader, Feinstein relished the details of military construction, even micromanaging one project at the level of its sewer design. She regularly took junkets to military bases around the world to inspect construction projects, some of which were contracted to her husband's companies, Perini Corp. and URS Corp.
Perhaps she resigned from MILCON because she could not take the heat generated by the Bohemian's exposÈ of her ethics (which was partially funded by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute). Or was her work on the subcommittee finished because Blum divested ownership of his military construction and advanced weapons manufacturing firms in late 2005?
The MILCON subcommittee is not only in charge of supervising military construction; it also oversees "quality of life" issues for veterans, which includes building housing for military families and operating hospitals and clinics for wounded soldiers. Perhaps Feinstein is trying to disassociate herself from MILCON's incredible failure to provide decent medical care for wounded soldiers.
Two years ago, before the Washington Post became belatedly involved, the online magazine Salon.com exposed the horrors of deficient medical care for Iraq War veterans. While leading MILCON, Feinstein had ample warning of the medical-care meltdown. But she was not proactive on veteran's affairs.
(Excerpt) Read more at bohemian.com ...
Here's the real reason!!
Oh, it's just from a committee... yawn.
The focus has been on Iraq War Veterans. Are we to assume that the hospital all went to s*** after Jan 20, 2001?
I read the title of the post and thought she was resigning from the US Senate!
Now you done went and got my hopes up for nuthin'!!!!
For a moment I was elated - thinking she had resigned from the senate.
Culture of Corruption Bump
CORRUPT B*TCH....that's all I can say
Boy, she sucks ass.
Using taxpayer money to fly around as a consultant for her husband's company, making sure she's floating him the maximum amount of our money for each project.
She makes me want to puke.
PLEASE KEEP REPEATING THAT!!!
How bout an ethics investigation.
I thought this was pretty interesting. It seems she resigned from the committee first because it can no longer benefit the family and second because she had responsibility for certain things that she now wants to disassociate herself from.
Got my hopes up! Not that Gov Schwarzenegger would appoint a conservative if there were a vacancy. But perhaps if he appointed any Republican, even a "moderate," there would be some marginal improvement.
That headline is such a tease.......I hoped she was leaving the WHOLE senate thing.
Give her a cell next to Cunningham's
Hmmmm .. and who would/should be investigating this ??
That is interesting. I'm sure her resignation from the Senate is forthcoming. </s>
Thanks for the ping Bahbah.
Now you're being silly, as is this article, she's a democrat, therefore her motives are pure and she's above reproach. No investigation necessary nor will one be asked for.
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