Monday, January 15, 2007

On Dianne Feinstein's Priorities

Allen Bourgoyne of San Jose has saved me from having to write another letter to the San Jose Mercury News. Yesterday (Sunday, January 14) they published this letter from him:

"I would like to thank Sen. Dianne Feinstein for introducing legislation aimed at keeping the 49ers in San Francisco and making it more difficult for sports teams to keep their names when they move.

I was going to suggest that she focus on the war in Iraq, spiraling health care costs, the ongoing disaster in New Orleans, problems with the educational system, or even adjusting the alternative minimum tax to account for inflation so average people like myself don't get burned with excessive taxes even though I can't afford a home here. But I was wrong.

Way to go, Senator. Thanks for properly prioritizing the major issues facing your constituents."
Definitely couldn't have said it better myself.


Smittie said...

I got here from Jessica's blog.

I have to guess that Feinstein decided to pick something she could actually have some influence over. The things listed are definitely more important but to actually delve into them, understand them, and then have to moral courage to do, not what is popular, but what you believe to be right, seems to be far more difficult than our elected officials are capable of. With the one possible exception of the President.


Anonymous said...

Amen, LCM!!!