California is very fortunate to have such an amazing senator. When you read about all of the back slapping going on in politics, nothing is quite as refreshing as a strong political voice rising above it all. Enter my senator, Barbara Boxer. I have voted for her every time. An appearance at Condoleezza Rice’s confirmation hearing made me proud to be a constituent.
Dr. Rice, before I get to my formal remarks, you no doubt will be confirmed — that’s at least what we think. And if you’re going to become the voice of diplomacy — this is just a helpful point — when Senator Voinovich mentioned the issue of tsunami relief, you said — your first words were, "The tsunami was a wonderful opportunity for us."
Wow, that must’ve hurt a bit. And that was just her opening statement.