The President of the United States, Dianne Feinstein

(She's off to Stockholm to meet with the Iranians about her Intifada.)

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Senator Dianne Feinstein, the "sane" Senator from California, is in part the new President of the United States. Not better known to the world as DiFi, though I call her that anyway, Feinstein appeared Sunday on CNN's Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer [transcript]. When Blitzer asked her what the Democrats would do when Congress failed to override the President's certain veto of the final conference version of Pelosi-Murtha, she readied herself, and her Democratic colleagues, for their collective Oath of Office:

Well, I think we stick to our guns. I think that is yet to be worked out, but it will be worked out. I think this is a very important time because the Congress and the president are now on different roads, and which road will prevail remains to be seen.

A president has to lead, but people have to follow. And right now, people are not following this president, in the United States. The people have spoken through the Congress.

Hail to the Chiefs. (Are you following her?)

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As President, Dianne and friends will be empowered and entrusted with the conduct of United State's foreign policy, ergo, when asked to respond to former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton's suggestion that the only way to stop the Islamic Republic of Iran from going nuclear is to enact regime change, she said that she "regretted" the statement.

I think cooler heads need to reveal [sic]. I think diplomacy needs to work at its fullest. I think we need to put some of our best diplomatic minds forward to help the British and sit down with people and solve this situation and stop all the saber-rattling.

It seems that, these days, all America knows is the threat of force. And, in fact, that's just one thing and it's the last thing. And why we have moved it always up to the very first thing, I don't know, but it's a mistake. It's a mistake for our future. It's a mistake for America's presence in the world today.

And I just hope that cooler heads prevail and I will try to do everything I can. I'm going to have occasion to meet with some Iranians this next week with [in?] Stockholm, and I will certainly raise the question and try to be helpful. And let's just keep our cool and get this job done.

President Dianne Feinstein has spoken. No regime change. She will be chatting with the mullahs in Sweden, presumably to discuss the future of Iran during the Pelosi-Schumer Intifada. Why does Stockholm get the love beads? That's nobody's business but the Swedes?

Now what would irk DiFi, previously more rational and composed than her junior colleague, Babs Boxer, to join this Intifada? Why has DiFi become unhinged of a sudden?

Well, Peter Byrne reports at Bohemian.com:

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.

Corruption.

John Hawkins observes:

Republicans should be doing exactly what the Democrats would be doing right now if the situation were reversed: screaming about how corrupt the Democrats are and urging Diane Feinstein to resign from the Senate over her lapse in ethics. Then, let the Democrats explain why it was OK for Feinstein to essentially transfer taxpayer money from the treasury to her own bank account through her husband's companies.

But now that DiFi has joined the Intifada, her fellow Democrats won't let that happen. Republican cries of corruption will become "partisan attacks" on Dianne, and there can be little doubt that the media will join the Democrats' cry: "The GOP are attack machine is distracting from the important foreign policy business of our nation."

Her excuse for conducting her own foreign policy is intact, as the November elections have given her a mandate.

And no, that other Californian, the ratbag Pelosi, cannot be President. She is already Secretary of State.

Groovy.

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They're talking as if Iran is, at best, North Korea -- as if Iran is seeking some kind of carrot and using the stick of nuclear weaponry as a bargaining chip.

I think it's important to remember that it was largely the efforts of John Bolton which led to the recent pact with North Korea. Whether that pact will prove fruitful or not remains to be seen. But it should at least demonstrate that Sen. Feinstein is mistaken that military action is our first course of action.

If it was, why was it never on the table with North Korea, Dianne?

She talks about using the smartest diplomats -- well, it seems to me that the best intelligence test for a diplomat is whether they can tell the difference between somebody who wants something we can give and somebody who wants something we can't.

North Korea wanted money. Iran doesn't want money -- it's serving a higher calling. And I'm just not so sure what it is she thinks we can do to compromise with such a force.

I miss John Bolton. :-( So sad without the 'stache...

 
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