Claim To Fame: Democrat Senator from California since 1992, first & only female mayor of San Francisco
Why She's Person of the Week: for choosing common sense over anti-Bush, left-wing zealotry. In casting her vote in favor of Michael Mukasey as the new Attorney General, Feinstein took a big risk in turning her back to her party's "Bush is Evil" wing. Feinstein was one of two Democrats on the Judiciary committee to vote for Mukasey's nomination, a huge hurdle that would later clear the way for Mukasey to become the country's 81th Attorney General, filling a spot cowardly vacated by Alberto Gonzales.
Not that there should've been any debate about Mukasey's nomination in the first place, because he is certainly qualified for the position of AG and considering all how demoralized the U.S. Justice Department has been of late, its long been in dire need of a leader. But liberal Democrats beholden to groups with blind hatred for anything Bush, tried to use the issue of waterboarding as a means to vote against Mukasey. Not that Mukasey supports waterboarding (which he himself referred to as "repugnant"), just that he refused to say if it was illegal which was his right. Mind you, despite international bans on waterboarding as a torture tactic, the U.S. Congress itself hasn't even voted to say it it illegal, but idiot liberals like Ted Kennedy demanded that Mukasey condemn it.
Feinstein said she was voting for Mukasey because "Mukasey has forged an independent path as a lawyer and federal judge. He has presided over 1,600 cases in almost 19 years on the bench. He has extensive experience on national security cases — Judge Mukasey's answers to hundreds of questions were crisp and to the point, and reflected an independent mind. That's why I intend to vote to confirm him to be our next attorney general. I truly believe he will be a strong advocate for the American people." Good to see a Democrat putting the interests of our people first instead of the interests of the loony Left.