Ugly is as ugly does…

But ugly is still ugly… and sometimes butt ugly…
Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
… Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, WHATEVER IS LOVELY, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things…

feinstein in conflict of interest

Sen. Dianne Feinstein caught in conflict of interest or just helping the hubby?

www.examiner.com

By: Lorraine Yapps Cohen    January 11, 2013

La Jolla Post Office stands among 4,000 United States Post Office properties set for sale. Residents of the California beachside village want to save their historic building but are losing the battle to more powerful political forces. Crony capitalism is close to home in California.

United States Postal Service (USPS) hired the world’s largest commercial real estate firm, CB Richard Ellis Group (CBRE), to sell the properties. Richard Blum is chairman of the board at CBRE. U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) is Richard Blum’s wife.

Most of the citizens served by those four thousand post offices soon to be for sale think Dianne Feinstein’s wifely relationship to CBRE’s Chairman Blum represents a conflict of interest. Such thinking is certain concerning California’s post offices and a strongly held belief among La Jollans about to lose their beloved building to a lifelong politician helping her husband.

The same is happening to the Berkeley post office. Despite plummeting stamp sales and bill-paying moved from mail to online, Berkeley residents, too, want their historic post office saved from sale. They are buying neither stamps nor the story that their senator acts in anything but a conflict of interest.

On December 4 in protest, Berkeley residents marched on Sen. Feinstein’s San Francisco offices. They confronted the senator’s staffer, Brian Weiss, demanding that the sale of their post office be stopped for conflict of interest with the senator’s husband and his business.

“His business and her public life are completely separate,” said Weiss, leaving Berkeley folks wondering exactly how Weiss would know that.

Weiss elaborated in a follow-up email, saying “Senator Feinstein is not involved with and does not discuss any of her husband’s business decisions with him.” Life must be dull in the Feinstein-Blum household or else Weiss is constantly in on the couple’s conversations.

The La Jolla task force fighting the sale–and fighting the personal interests of their own senator—were advised by Feinstein’s office to file an application with the California State Preservation Office. They were told that their paperwork wasn’t filled out correctly. “What paperwork?” was the question of the moment.

It is uncertain whether the gratuitous advice was a face-saving device for a politician caught in conflict, or whether this is bureaucratic business as usual in California. By all appearances, it looks like crony capitalism at work among high-ranking government officials and businessmen in bed with U.S. senators.

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