Senator misses mark

Founder's letter published in USA TODAY
January 28, 2005

It was simply unconscionable for Sen. Boxer, D-Calif., to question Condoleezza Rice's honesty and integrity in such a vindictive, self-serving manner during Senate confirmation hearings

Coupled with Boxer's publicity stunts, her lame excuses, her obstructionist activities in delaying Rice's confirmation as secretary of State and her partisan abuse of power in delaying the constitutional counting of the 2004 electoral votes by questioning Ohio's results, the senator diminished her already questionable status in Congress.

All too frequently, Boxer conveniently ignores the fact that she also represents millions of California voters who do not agree with her.

Unfortunately, Boxer only stops leaning radically to the left long enough to pander to centrist voters at election time.