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Feinstein a centrist?

Give me a break! This article portrays Dianne Feinstein as a "centrist" or "moderate," called to speak for American women in the Roberts confirmation hearings. The Americans for Democratic Action (p. 14 of the pdf) don’t think so, embracing her as a full-throated liberal: her ADA score was 100 in 2004. (To be sure, her score in previous years was lower.) Here’s a more comprehensive compendium of Feinstein ratings, searchable by group and topic. The preponderance of the evidence suggests that she has moved to the left over the past few years.

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Well, ya’ know, it’s all relative!

If you are talking about a constituency like one might find in San Francisco, I think you could call Mz Diane a centrist.

Just my $.02

Didn’t she become wealthy (and thus a Senate candidate) by owning a chain of abortion clinics? Surely, those are the making of a "moderate."

Dr. K

In any political climate where the current administration is labeled conservative, one must deduce that Feinstein is a centrist.

To wit:

  • No Child Left Behind
  • Department of Homeland Defense
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Energy Bill nauseum

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