Rejoice, JONJ constituents!
Our search for a prominent Jewish politician that we can be proud of looks to be over.
Presenting Dianne Feinstein. Prominent? Yes. In the US Congress, it doesn't get more prominent than the Senior Senator from California.
Jewish? Yes. Although only half by birth, she went to Hebrew school and chose Judaism over Russian Orthodoxy as a teenager. Obviously, we applaud her for that choice.
Proud of? Without going into detail, it looks like a lot of the legislation she's worked on as a senator and previously as the Mayor of San Francisco, from fighting for the environment to gun control, are what we consider worthy of praise.
So, our quest is over?
Not so fast. It looks like Mrs. Feinstein, already a millionaire many times over, passed some legislation that put billions of dollars into firms owned by her husband.
Ugh. Maybe we should just shelve our quest. It looks like being proud of a politician is simply an oxymoron...