Pasadena Star News
Comment by Jim Campbell
The positions that Dianne Feinstein has taken shown below are indicative that she has been “Too Long” and “Too Wrong for California’s voters. It seems odd, and the reader will note, that her policies drive jobs from CA, drive business’ out of CA and frequently out the United States. Diane Feinstein just doesn’t get it.
It’s time to send the 78 year-old senator home where she belongs. Let’s be clear, Feinstein has rarely seen or heard of a tax she was not in favor of. She doesn’t even need to read the legislation. Tax and Spend say it again more government control over my people. Sorry Dianne we don’t work for you, you were supposed to work for us, you did a miserable job and that is why CA voters will fire you in November.
Dianne Feinstein immediately following the admission that Durkee had embezzled millions from her campaign war chest.
I don’t see how politicians do it. There’s character assassination waiting for them at every turn, with adversaries itching for public expression even to vent questionable complaints.When Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, was apparently financially victimized by her former re-election campaign treasurer, Kinde Durkee, some Republican detractors pounced, saying Feinstein should be removed from office for not being “with it” enough to realize Durkee couldn’t be trusted.
But blaming the victim is not new. And neither is unwarranted political harassment that borders on abuse. Durkee, who heads Durkee and Associates in Burbank, an accounting firm, was arrested last September on suspicion of mail fraud, and pleaded guilty on March 30. Federal prosecutors said the case, which dates back more than a decade, is about defrauding almost 50 clients to the tune of at least $7 million and is believed to be the biggest embezzlement case involving political campaign funds in the country’s history.
Campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee admits $7-million theft
Last Tuesday, California regulators ordered Durkee and Associates to stop work – it was discovered that, contrary to its claims of financial compliance, the firm wasn’t licensed and had no certified accountants on staff.
Durkee, who controlled hundreds of bank accounts, reportedly acknowledged misusing clients’ money for years and filing bogus records. She is said to have shifted money around in order to pay personal expenses, such as her mother’s care at an assisted living facility. To allay suspicions, after looting funds from campaign committees, she sometimes channeled them into her company account and then into other campaigns. (See More)