29 March 2007

Silence of the Lemmings

This is bad news for Diane Feinstein.
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.

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.

You would think that, considering all the money Feinstein's family has pocketed by waging global warfare while ignoring the plight of wounded American soldiers, she would show a smidgeon of shame and resign from the entire Senate, not just a subcommittee.
Pretty scathing stuff but it's worse news for all of us, becuase of how no one reported Feinstein's resignation at the time and essentially still haven't. Given the no-bid situations and conflict of financial interest, Feinstein's tale closely parallels the universally loathed Haliburton and the actions of Randy Cunningam, who's in prison.

Why the virtual blackout? Compare the personal and public political ideologies of Diane Feinstein to those in the newsrooms of the Herd Media for starters.

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