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Diane Feinstein resigns [from Senate subcommittee]
http://www.bohemian.com/bohemian/03.14.07/byrne-0711.html ^

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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: california; conflictofinterest; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; feinstein; pelosiissilent; richardblum
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Funny. I guess it took her 6 years to realize the conflict of interest?
1 posted on 03/22/2007 6:54:30 AM PDT by zendari
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To: zendari
"Perhaps Feinstein is trying to disassociate herself from MILCON's incredible failure to provide decent medical care for wounded soldiers."

Here's the real reason!!

2 posted on 03/22/2007 6:56:05 AM PDT by airborne (Airborne! Ranger! Vietnam Vet! That's why I support DUNCAN HUNTER 2008!)
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To: zendari
Diane Feinstein resigns

Yay!

Oh, it's just from a committee... yawn.

3 posted on 03/22/2007 6:57:04 AM PDT by kevkrom (WARNING: The above post may contain sarcasm... if unsure, please remember to use all precautions)
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To: zendari

The focus has been on Iraq War Veterans. Are we to assume that the hospital all went to s*** after Jan 20, 2001?


4 posted on 03/22/2007 6:57:46 AM PDT by weegee (Carbon credits are nothing but the Global Warming movement's way of selling indugences.)
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To: zendari
Don't tease us like that!

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'!!!!

5 posted on 03/22/2007 6:58:36 AM PDT by cuz_it_aint_their_money (Duncan Hunter in '08)
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To: zendari
it also oversees "quality of life" issues for veterans

C'mon Diane. Stick around for awhile. Things are about to get interesting.
6 posted on 03/22/2007 6:58:50 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: zendari
The headline is misleading.

For a moment I was elated - thinking she had resigned from the senate.

7 posted on 03/22/2007 6:59:30 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: zendari

Culture of Corruption Bump


8 posted on 03/22/2007 6:59:39 AM PDT by evad
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To: zendari
"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." and "While leading MILCON, Feinstein had ample warning of the medical-care meltdown. But she was not proactive on veteran's affairs."

CORRUPT B*TCH....that's all I can say

9 posted on 03/22/2007 7:01:06 AM PDT by goodnesswins (We need to cure Academentia)
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To: zendari
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.

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.

10 posted on 03/22/2007 7:01:49 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: airborne

PLEASE KEEP REPEATING THAT!!!


11 posted on 03/22/2007 7:02:10 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her Phoniness is Genuine!!!)
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To: kevkrom

How bout an ethics investigation.


12 posted on 03/22/2007 7:03:36 AM PDT by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: Txsleuth; Mo1; Rheo; STARWISE; onyx

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.


13 posted on 03/22/2007 7:03:55 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Suzy Quzy

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.


14 posted on 03/22/2007 7:03:56 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: zendari

That headline is such a tease.......I hoped she was leaving the WHOLE senate thing.


15 posted on 03/22/2007 7:05:11 AM PDT by tioga
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To: weegee
Ike Skelton said that Veteran's spending under Bush was up over 49% than that of the previous administration.
16 posted on 03/22/2007 7:07:08 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: zendari

Give her a cell next to Cunningham's


17 posted on 03/22/2007 7:14:33 AM PDT by pissant (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: Bahbah

Hmmmm .. and who would/should be investigating this ??


18 posted on 03/22/2007 7:24:44 AM PDT by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Bahbah

That is interesting. I'm sure her resignation from the Senate is forthcoming. </s>

Thanks for the ping Bahbah.


19 posted on 03/22/2007 7:27:40 AM PDT by Rheo
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To: boomop1
"How bout an ethics investigation."

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.

20 posted on 03/22/2007 7:29:09 AM PDT by marlon
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To: pinz-n-needlez; onyx; ohioWfan; Texasforever; BigSkyFreeper; Tamzee; mrs tiggywinkle; Dog; ...

FYI Ping


21 posted on 03/22/2007 7:30:43 AM PDT by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: zendari

I guess it will take the MSM another 6 six years(if ever) to report on this!!

If there was a Republican involved, it would be splashed on the front pages of every newspaper in the country!!


22 posted on 03/22/2007 7:32:40 AM PDT by penelopesire
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To: zendari

Bookmark


23 posted on 03/22/2007 7:33:47 AM PDT by theanonymouslurker (Say NO to RINOs)
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To: boomop1; NormsRevenge; BurbankKarl; onyx; Bob J; Jim Robinson
How bout an ethics investigation.

How about a criminal investigation. As a Californian, I demand a criminal investigation of our corrupt Senator Feinstein!!!

That whole scandalette about Justice supposedly only wanting US attorneys to investigate Democrats is laughable on its face. Duke Cunningham deservedly went to jail, but that crook from Louisiana with cash stuffed in his freezer is still walking free. Sandy Burger is still walking free. And now this about Feinstein. Wanna bet nothing happens to her? Gag!

24 posted on 03/22/2007 7:34:46 AM PDT by Wolfstar ("A nation that hates its Horatios is already in grave danger of losing its soul." Dr. Jack Wheeler)
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To: Wolfstar
Hmmmmm and isn't it DiFi the one fighting so hard to get Carol Lam back?? ... wonder why Lam never investigated this one?
25 posted on 03/22/2007 7:36:34 AM PDT by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: tioga; Suzy Quzy
The headline is merely a distraction to keep you from reading the whole thing and discovering the crimes Feinstein committed!!

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.

26 posted on 03/22/2007 7:36:34 AM PDT by airborne (Airborne! Ranger! Vietnam Vet! That's why I support DUNCAN HUNTER 2008!)
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To: marlon

I know silly me, rats are beyond reproach.


27 posted on 03/22/2007 7:39:24 AM PDT by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: zendari
Just Damn and we don't have an Attorney General either..
Or an investigator to investigate it all..

Seems like a whole buttload of things are/were NOT being investigated for the last seven years..
Wonder who OWNS Bush.. and when did they purchase him..

28 posted on 03/22/2007 7:46:34 AM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole)
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To: Bahbah

Yes, on both counts...but, Pete Domenici will end up in the Ethics Committee...and she won't.

I am going to ask THE rhetorical questions we all have??

Where is the GOP?? Why aren't they demanding an investigation??


29 posted on 03/22/2007 7:49:20 AM PDT by Txsleuth (I don't know who I am voting for yet...just window shopping.)
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To: zendari

Is something about to break, I wonder?


30 posted on 03/22/2007 7:50:45 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Txsleuth
but, Pete Domenici will end up in the Ethics Committee

I have sensed a real reluctance to come down on Domenici. It may be that Schumer and Durbin know that their letters to US attorneys clearly attempting to influence investigations are far worse infractions than a phone call which is nothing more than an inquiry.

As for why no DiFi investigation, the powerful protect each other.

31 posted on 03/22/2007 7:55:24 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

She merits a criminal investigation!


32 posted on 03/22/2007 7:58:27 AM PDT by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: Mo1

Thanks for the ping. I see I have others too. :0)


33 posted on 03/22/2007 7:59:09 AM PDT by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: Bahbah

I just posted on another thread...that the Dems might back off this ...because they might just foresee an angry BUSH...actually pushing AG to do his JOB...and start prosecuting Wm. Jefferson, Mollohan...get a polygraph from Sandy Burgler...

IOW...they KNOW they have skeletons also...and they have lucked out with AG in office.


34 posted on 03/22/2007 8:00:52 AM PDT by Txsleuth (I don't know who I am voting for yet...just window shopping.)
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To: Wolfstar

Oh yeah --- I agree with you. She merits a CRIMINAL investigation. I also agree with you that she'll skate. Different rules and laws apply to democrats.

Just which party is the party of corruption?


35 posted on 03/22/2007 8:02:24 AM PDT by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: zendari

Dang, got my hopes up!


36 posted on 03/22/2007 8:05:01 AM PDT by MissEdie (Liberalscostlives)
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To: Txsleuth
they have lucked out with AG in office.

We are in complete agreement on this.

37 posted on 03/22/2007 8:06:10 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: airborne

THANK YOU!!! Keep repeating!!


38 posted on 03/22/2007 8:09:35 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her Phoniness is Genuine!!!)
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To: zendari

That's because most Rats are retarded.


39 posted on 03/22/2007 8:12:29 AM PDT by conservative blonde (Let's call the Jr. Senator from Illinois by his full name, Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: onyx
Just which party is the party of corruption?

Indeed. Am heading off to work, but just wanted to quickly respond to you. I'll bet there won't even be an investigation of this pig. She'll just quietly resign from her committe assignment and that will be that. And she has the reputation for being California's more "moderate" senator. Disgusting.

40 posted on 03/22/2007 8:14:34 AM PDT by Wolfstar ("A nation that hates its Horatios is already in grave danger of losing its soul." Dr. Jack Wheeler)
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To: Mo1

Thanks. I caught her stern visage on the TV for just a moment last night.....


41 posted on 03/22/2007 8:17:05 AM PDT by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: Mo1; onyx
Hmmmmm and isn't it DiFi the one fighting so hard to get Carol Lam back??

These days I pay so little attention to my two -- cough -- senators, that I honestly don't know. Feinstein is our supposedly "moderate" senator. And then there's Barbara Boxer. Paying any attention to her is a total waste of life's bandwidth.

42 posted on 03/22/2007 8:17:35 AM PDT by Wolfstar ("A nation that hates its Horatios is already in grave danger of losing its soul." Dr. Jack Wheeler)
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To: boomop1

"How bout an ethics investigation."

Democrats never do anything partisan, and never do anything unethical. I have it on the authority of the news media.


43 posted on 03/22/2007 8:33:04 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: Wolfstar

You have a nice day at work. No need to concern yourself with this. NOTHING will come of it.


44 posted on 03/22/2007 8:33:43 AM PDT by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: zendari

She has been making loads of money over the years....


45 posted on 03/22/2007 8:50:00 AM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Bahbah

[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.]

BINGO!

The "committee" has outlived it's personal usefulness to Ms. Feinstein. You know what they say - timing is everything.


46 posted on 03/22/2007 9:03:58 AM PDT by khnyny
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To: zendari

To bad she did not resign from the planet.


47 posted on 03/22/2007 9:36:35 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: cuz_it_aint_their_money

Remember, if it's too good to be true, it probably is.


48 posted on 03/22/2007 9:46:51 AM PDT by zendari
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To: zendari

WWWA?
(Whom Would Arnold Appoint?)

(purely theoretical question, if she ever did retire from the Senate).


49 posted on 03/22/2007 9:47:25 AM PDT by rfp1234 (Custom-built for Bill Clinton: the new Toyota Priapus.)
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To: rfp1234

WWAA
(typo correction)


50 posted on 03/22/2007 9:48:21 AM PDT by rfp1234 (Custom-built for Bill Clinton: the new Toyota Priapus.)
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