Saturday, October 15, 2005

Ross Mirkarimi vs Diane Feinstein

There is an Iranian-American rising star in San Francisco. He was noticed in the national media when Diane Feinstein brought the battle ship IOWA to San Francisco from New Jersey passing the Panama at the cost of 3 million dollars. The purpose was to station IOWA in San Francisco fishermans wharf and use it as a museum ship and also boost Diane Feinstein's senate campaign for coming elections in November 2006. But when the board of supervisors rejected Diane Feinstein plans and refused to let the ship stay in San Francisco by 9 to 2 votes then Diane Feinstein a heavy weight in San Francisco politics and a member of Senate's intelligence committee,the most important committe in the senate, made her statement

''very petty decision.” Adding, ‘‘this isn't the San Francisco that I've known and loved and grew up in and was born in.”

This statement by Diane Feinstein attracted the attention of the national mass media in US and everybody understood that Diane Feinstein is dealing with a serious opponent. Under normal conditions in California, when somebody mentions Diane Feinstein name, everybody gets scared. But in this case it was Feinstein who was scared.

The opponent was Mr. Ross Mirkarimi from the Green Party, an Iranian- American with Russian origin who is very proud of his Iranian heritage. He is a leading member of the Board of Supervisors in San Francisco. That is the board that monitors the San Francisco mayor. Mr. Ross Mirkarimi is quoted as saying:

"If I was going to commit any kind of money in recognition of war, then it should be toward peace, given what our war is in Iraq right now,"

Supporters of Diane Feinstein questioned her as to why she is not taking action against these people:

For once Diane Feinstein and I agree. But the question now is: What are you going to do about it, Sen. Feinstein? You have immeasurable power in the Democratic Party of San Francisco and could likely unseat these people in the primaries if you tried. But you won’t. There is a reason why the earnestness of the left’s patriotism is openly questioned: it is because you tolerate and support blatantly anti-American nuts in your midst.

Human Events
by Mac Johnson
Posted Aug 22, 2005

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