Before I head out the door, I figured I’d try and do some housekeeping. Here we go.
I have to question myself as to whether the decision to use this format today was one of prudence or convenience. My guess is that it is a bit of both. In any event, here we go.
Time stamp: Saturday morning
Traditionally the subject of my Sunday article is the biggest political story of the week just ended. Last week was jam packed and a time stamp was necessary because some of the events are dynamic. The chaos of the Bare Naked Ladies’ hit , One Week, is going through my mind. I’ll never achieve the level of their lyrics, a generation will not memorize my words, but hold on, here we go.
I’ve always had a strange fascination with the Senate. I can’t exactly explain why it’s just been with me since the 1960s. With only 100 members and six-year terms it has long been the much more collegial of the two federal legislative chambers. Many actions actually get approved by unanimous consent. That collegiality is on the rapid decline. If I got into why I’d be writing a book, not a short opinion piece. One current situation outlines that and so much more. Today I’d like to talk about California’s senior Senator Democrat Dianne Feinstein.
The past is a great teacher. I’ll expand on that today.