The San Francisco Gate yesterday refused to endorse Senator Barbara Boxer, which I imagine came as some what of a surprise for her. Here's my favorite line:
The incumbent, Democrat Barbara Boxer, has failed to distinguish herself during
her 18 years in office. There is no reason to believe that another six-year term
would bring anything but more of the same uninspired representation.
Oh and this one:
It is extremely rare that this editorial page would offer no recommendation
on any race, particularly one of this importance. This is one necessary
Bottom line is that she has been a pretty bad Senator for the state. I used to work on capital hill years ago and I recall attending some sort of meeting on Katrina (if I remember correctly), she actually decided that this would be a good time, because a shit-load of camera's and reporters where there, to grand stand on the Oil and the environment. She was actually admonished by several other members of the committee for wasting people's time by going off topic. All in all I can't say that she has been a very helpful senator. She's been more of the type that the democratic leadership can count on when it comes to any liberal leaning vote.
Her challenger may not be the best candidate either but for the good of California and the rest of the country, she can't be that much worse.