You Want a Woman Leader? You Got a Woman Leader!

  • Dianne Feinstein’s been serving as Senator from the state of California since 1992.
  • Dianne Feinstein’s racked up more popular votes (in 2012) than any Senator in American history.
  • Dianne Feinstein’s 81 years old.
  • Dianne Feinstein’s the oldest currently sitting Senator.
  • Dianne Feinstein’s served as Chair of the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence since 2009.
  • Dianne Feinstein’s primarily responsible for the just released Committee Report on CIA Detention and Interrogation.
  • Dianne Feinstein’s primarily responsible for releasing the Report at this particular time.
  • Dianne Feinstein’s insisting that in spite of the anger engendered by the Report, “America is big enough to admit when it’s wrong and confident enough to learn from its mistakes.”
  • Dianne Feinstein’s got a tart, tough response for anyone who criticizes the Report – their numbers are many – which boils down to “Read the Report.”
  • Dianne Feinstein’s clearly at a point in her life where she’s indifferent to her political enemies.
  • Dianne Feinstein’s clearly at a point in her life where she’s hell bent on leaving a legacy.
  • Dianne Feinstein’s clearly at a point in her life where she’s reached the pinnacle of her power. On an issue of the utmost importance – America’s use of torture or, if you prefer, enhanced interrogation techniques – she’s taken the lead. For years to come the Report drawn up at her instigation and insistence will be critical to the conversation. .

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