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Feinstein stands up for water, critters

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Senator Diane Feinstein, who is frequently a fake liberal, piped up today for the Endagered Species and Clean Water Acts at the Alito confirmation hearings. Democratic lawmakers have been pointing out, during the questioning, that in almost every circumstance Alito has sided in favor of business, particularly big business, over both individuals and the common good. We say the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act both fall into that common good category. When Feinstein tried to describe what it would mean for the country if these acts were further weakened, our Senator ended up at a loss for words. Chances are nothing will slow Alito's confirmation, but we applaud Senator Feinstein standing up, for once.

Pacifica gull photo by Loren Lloyd