Monday, February 15, 2010

Dianne Feinstein really cheated with her crib notes

Everyone on the left went ape shit over Palin’s bullet points on her hand, but will they have the same outrage and mockery for their very own Dianne Feinstein who did exactly what Palin did?  If anything the left should be even more outraged because Feinstein’s hand notes were used during the gubernatorial debates and were clearly against the rules.

So what did Feinstein scrawl on her hand?

The year was 1990, October 1990 in fact. The scene? Why, the debate for the gubernatorial race between her and Pete Wilson, who would end up trouncing Feinstein and become California's govenor from 1991 until 1999. The scandal that occurred? Feinstein scrawling the three words "growth," "education," and "choice" on her delicate, little hand in noticeably glaring, blue marker to remind her of the policy themes she desired to use against Wilson in that debate. According to the SantaBarbara Independent, Feinstein's reason for this moment of now-regrettable indiscretion was due to nervousness as it was a statewide, televised event (Awwww, Dianne!!! Don't be nervous...girlfriend!!). 
Despite the fact that Feinstein clearly broke the debate rules, I don’t really have a problem with what she did. Why? Because just like Palin these are bullet points, just topics to keep you on track. Both Palin and Feinstein fill in the substance from their heads. Now if either Palin or Feinstein had jotted down statistics, names or other forms for hard facts that would be something entirely different.

Mocking Palin for doing something so common as writing on her hand was a foolish endeavor from the start. Sooner or later someone was bound to find an example of someone the left respects doing the very thing Palin did.  Perhaps the left might learn a little lesson about making mountains out of mole hills, but then again when it comes to Palin, the left seems completely incapable of acting rationally.

1 comment:

Janelle said...

You are a lot more gracious than I am, Clifton. If she or any of the 535 actually wrote the legislation they vote on......bullet points wouldn't be necessary. And it would certainly slow the spending train.

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