November 14, 2006


I thought that Diane Feinstein was a senator of California, not just San Francisco:

The Santa Clara Chips of the National Football League?

That was Sen. Dianne Feinstein's disparaging suggestion Tuesday as she ramped up her campaign to keep the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco. And if they moved to Santa Clara, she said they should not take the ``49er brand name with them.''

Sounding very much like the former mayor of San Francisco she is, Feinstein even suggested looking at legislation to block a franchise from keeping a team name when it leaves a city.

``I have deep concern about taking the name of the team,'' she told a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on NFL broadcasting disputes. ``You can't move to Santa Clara and call yourself a 49er.''

Now, had Senator Feinstein inveighed against the rather ridiculous Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last year, I could take her just a little more seriously. But, hey, at least all the really important issues have been resolved if the Senator has time for this.

Posted by Charles Austin at November 14, 2006 05:08 PM