One you know about. The other deserves much wider renown.
It’s so good to have the positivity of Ms. Feinsteins life and work put out so well, especially given the tragedy of her final time. She and Ruth Badger Ginsberg’s final chapters beg to be delved into. How does one who is a paragon of our times lose track so completely? Given our political gerontocracy , this seems to be a basic question!
Off subject-are you reading Brian Klingborg, really good,timely China insights woven into dynamite mystery’s.
I think an appropriate person to fill the unexpired term would be Nancy Pelosi. I can’t understand why she chose to run again for her Congressional seat as I don’t see how she would be more impactful inside Congress than outside. However, filling the vacant Senate seat until 2025 would be a fitting capstone on her career.
Katie Porter? Most likely not a placeholder. Still. Shout out to single Moms.
I freaking love Jerry Brown and always have. I sent him money when he ran for president! (From Minnesota, then and now.) But. Barbara Boxer would deliver half of the (dumb) demo promise, in no way would confound the primary, and her learning curve would be next to nothing. If she's willing, this should work well.
I’m all in on Jerry Brown. Intelligent, self-critical and deeply spiritual.
Jerry would be a great call, excepting Newsom's previous statement he would nominate a black woman. Why the heck did he say that? Leaves him in a pickle.
The tensest day I have ever spent was the day Moscone and Milk were murdered. (Even more than the day last year I lost my wife. I never expected to lose her, and then the phone rang at 2:50 a.m.) I was an intern at Seattle City Hall. And the afternoon edition of the Seattle Time would be delivered in stacks. And the headline said "SF Mayor Murdered." And there was a major increased police presence in the building. The tension was palpable.
I also like the idea of Jerry Brown as a placeholder, but the optics of having yet another white male 80 yr old + (even one as vibrant as Jerry appears to be) instead of someone like Barbara Lee, are terrible. The Dems are already losing Black votes to the GOP, and this wouldn't help.
Sadness for the death of two distinguished women, one still in her prime and the other who overstayed her life of exceptional public service.
I only know of Judge Tabit through Jim and Deb. She seemed exceptional and died in her prime.
Senator Feinstein was a pioneer in California and later in the Senate. However, like Churchill, she stayed in office too long (Churchill returned for a dismal two years in 1953).
This should not diminish the praise for her multi-generational service. Nor should it have any effect on discussion of President Biden’s (and Trump’s) age and capabilities.
Biden at 80 this week stood in a UAW strike line and then, in Arizona, delivered a powerful and heartfelt presentation on how one has to be tough to preserve democracy and how he is for us and Trump (and his MAGATS)) are for me me me.
Based on his daily actions and programs, his alertness and physical adroitness, and his commitment to my United States, I welcome Biden as my helmsman of our ship of state into the late 2020s.
Compared to a ME ME ME Trump, whose physical flabbiness matches his mental vacuousness, the choice is to proceed forward for a better America or slip into a Trumpian authoritarianism of revenge and injustice.
I was proud to vote for President Eisenhower in my youth. In my ‘late middle age’ I will be even prouder to re-elect President Biden, who exemplifies the soul of America for which (as a ‘loser’ in Trump’s terminology) I gladly put my life on the line.
I once thought that Jerry Brown would one day be regarded as the John the Baptist of American politics, the harbinger of a more enlightened era. No such luck, although Oakland and California were fortunate to have him these latter decades. Had Newsom not boxed himself in with that unnecessary pledge, Brown would be a distinguished addition to the Senate.