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Yesterday, I watched California Senator Kamala Harris on her high horse interrogate Gina Haspel, the President’s well-qualified nominee to be CIA director. Haspel was professional, deliberate, and courteous. Kamala Harris was arrogantly demanding, rude, and dismissive.
The very senior Senator from California, Dianne Feinstein, was more pleasant but was corrected several times by Haspel because Feinstein’s “facts” were out of date and inaccurate. Feinstein did admit in her preface that the Haspel hearing would be one of the most difficult she ever participated in because she knows Haspel and they’ve had a friendly relationship. It turns out, however, that the hearing was difficult for Feinstein because her “facts” were all wrong. Her big “gotcha” question blew up in her face.
Dianne Feinstein was not rude in her questioning, but over the past year, the formerly statesmanlike senator has grown increasingly unpleasant in her public questions and statements. She’s gearing up for the election for her sixth term, and apparently getting meaner works in California.
But, thank God that Barbara Boxer is no longer gracing the DC hearing television screens. She was downright vicious on many occasions, including the time she scolded Brigadier General Michael Walsh in a hearing for saying “ma’am.” She told him to call her “Senator” because she worked so hard to earn that title.
Maybe it’s the traffic, the unaffordability of housing, or the constant threat of the San Andreas fault rearranging things, but these California women need to lighten up. If all California women are as arrogant and unpleasant as Kamala Harris, Barbara Boxer, and the 2017-18 version of Dianne Feinstein, I cannot for the life of me figure out how California men reproduce with these termagants.
I guess the answer to this weighty question is similar to Jerry Seinfeld’s when Elaine Benes asked him how grossly unattractive people are able to procreate.
“Alcohol,” Jerry said.Published in