Friday, January 14, 2005

yo, californians!

Listen up. Here's a 3-step plan for doing something positive today in less than 5 minutes:

1. Read about Sen. Dianne Feinstein's plan to introduce Condoleeza Rice's name into nomination as Secretary of State here. (It's subscription, or you have to watch an ad.)

2. Gasp with horror.

3. Go to her website and write the good Senator an email - the simpler the better. Mine is below.

If she proceeds as planned, let's mobilize when she's up for re-election.

Simple, huh?

Dear Sen. Feinstein,

I have just read that you plan to introduce Condoleeza Rice's name into nomination. I believe Ms. Rice's nomination deserves serious and aggressive investigation. A reading of her testimony to the 9/11 Commission suggests a prima facie case for intent to deceive the investigators. There is no question that many of her statements to the American people regarding Iraq (e.g "the next smoking gun could prove to be a mushroom cloud") were false. There is a great deal of evidence to suggest she knew these statements to be false when she made them.

The only way to learn the truth about potential deception of the public during the run-up to the Iraq war is to use the Rice nomination to seek out the hard facts, wherever they may lead. I expect nothing less from you, as my Senator. If I get less, you may be assured I will dedicate whateve time and resources I have available to ensure that you are not renominated as the Democratic candidate from California.