By Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist
Dianne Feinstein know she is in an all out battle to have a chance to beat Elizabeth Emken, from Danville, CA who seeks to send the Senator home in time for Christmas. Emken is virtually everything that Feinstein is not. She’s young, up to date on the issues, and has extraordinary credentials that will help all of California and the U.S. Senate following the November election.
Feinstein’s campaign contributions not coming in like before as there are some rumblings in tech circles about whether Feinstein truly is one of them. Techies complain she’s of a different generation, “out of touch,” “unaware” of the intricacies of tech policy, and they point out until recently she didn’t even send her own tweets.
It may seem harsh, but some in the tech sector are still sore at Feinstein for siding with the entertainment sector on anti-piracy legislation, which ended in January with a Hill retreat in the face of Internet protests
So what does the 79-year-old senator do following putting her entire campaign on cruise control when she was sleeping? She woke up to and lobbied to have a new U.S. Patent Office put in Silicon Valley.
Feinstein’s lobbying paid off. The U.S. Patent Office announced on Monday that the Silicon Valley is the site of one of three new regional offices. The other sites are Dallas and Denver.
Was the new patent office needed? Certainly with the state in 2012 receiving over 25% of the patents in the entire United States. But with Mrs. Feinstein’s continued lackluster performance the timing of her lobbying leaves much suspicion.
Senator Feinstein the subject of frequent “ethical lapses.” in which she steered billions of tax payer funds to her husband Richard Blum’s many companies to work on military projects, as well as an additional $25 billion for refurbishing and reselling foreclosed homes lead this investigator to ponder, will is her husband now building patent offices and will she make a final attempt to enrich the family fortune before her departure from the United States Senate?