Thursday, March 29, 2007

What goes around...comes around

From Don Surber

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein was forced to resign as chairwoman of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee amid reports that her husband, Richard Blum, owned two major defense contractors, which were awarded billions of dollars for military construction projects approved by Feinstein.

Wow. That makes Democratic Congressman William Jefferson’s $90,000 bribe in the fridge look like chump change.

Peter Byrne of the MetroActive site reported:

Two years ago, before the Washington Post became belatedly involved, the online magazine exposed the horrors of deficient medical care for Iraq war veterans.While leading MILCON, Feinstein had ample warning of the medical-care meltdown. But she was not proactive on veteran’s affairs.

Feinstein abandoned MILCON as her ethical problems were surfacing in the media, and as it was becoming clear that her subcommittee left grievously wounded veterans to rot while her family was profiting from the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.

It turns out that Blum also holds large investments in companies that were selling medical equipment and supplies and real estate leases — often without the benefit of competitive bidding — to the Department of Veterans Affairs, even as the system of medical care for veterans collapsed on his wife’s watch.

As of December 2006, according to SEC filings and, three corporations in which Blum’s financial entities own a total of $1 billion in stock won considerable favor from the budgets of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs:

Read it all.


buddy larsen said...

...and only a few days ago, there she was on tv, holding forth on the shattering dishonesty of Alberto Gonzales, calling for his head.

Peter UK said...

That's what they do Buddy,they judge others by themselves.

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Unknown said...

This story is largely being ignored by the MSM. Amazing. It would be headline news if it involved a Republican politician.

terrye said...


headline? He would be marched out of the Capitol building in cuffs. Maybe we should contact that Fox outfit.