Danville GOP candidate to challenge Dianne Feinstein for Senate seat Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Dec 19, 2011 at 6:53 am
Efficiency in government may sound like an oxymoron, but a Danville woman is hoping to change that by challenging U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. Elizabeth Emken, 48, is a former IBM efficiency expert and has announced her bid for the senate seat currently held by Feinstein.
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Posted by William, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Dec 19, 2011 at 6:53 am
What do Christine O'Donnell, Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman and Elizabeth Emken have in common? A belief that a large group of people will take them seriously and actually vote them into some higher office.
Posted by Republican, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:44 am
Although I am a Republican, even I realize she has zero chance of beating Senator Feinstein, who actually has a lot of support that crosses party lines. Ms. Emken came in last out of four canidates for the Republican nomination in her last effort to get elected, but she thinks she has a chance against Senator Feinstein? Good luck with that.
Posted by Doug, a resident of the Blackhawk neighborhood, on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:52 am
I don't think Ms. Emken has a realistic chance to even win the party nomination. Also, Autism Speaks, for a nonprofit, certainly pays its officers well according to its publicly filed tax forms. One officer makes over $300K a year and Ms. Emken took in $150K in 2009.
This article was not biased towards either party, as it contained misspellings of the names of Emken and Feinstein.
Posted by Sandy, a resident of the Blackhawk neighborhood, on Dec 19, 2011 at 7:48 pm
Ms Emken has NO qualifications....She ran a dirty campaign against Harmer and just alienated voters.. .. The child with Autism and her self appointed expertise does not translate to a skill set in politics..
Stay home and dream about your days at IBM..whatever you did there..
Posted by KM, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:20 pm
I had a good laugh at this oxymoron "IBM Efficiency Expert". HA! I worked at IBM for years and it is a great company due to the hard work of a very few people while the vast majority is the model of total inefficient bureaucracy. This is a title she is better leaving off her resume.
Now she talks about "out of control government spending.." just after the article says she left IBM to be a "legislative consultant". Huh? Sounds like someone who leeches off the government or its processes. Sounds like another Michelle Bachmann looser who says all kinds of things against the government but has spent a good part of life making money from government.
Posted by Aubrey, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Dec 20, 2011 at 5:20 am
Ever wonder why California is so screwed up? It's knee-jerk support like this for a business-as-usual politician like Feinstein.
Emken is just as qualified as Obama was to become President, but because he's black and a Democrat (black isn't enough), he gets your support. I know noting about Emken and either do any of you, but don't rock the Feinstein boat, we need Diane to save us. How's that worked out so far?
Until ALL incumbents are voted out, regardless of party affiliations, the country will continue to decline...
Posted by JK, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Dec 20, 2011 at 6:40 am
Hey Audrey, I know Emken and I worked at IBM as well. I think "another employee in the HR department" is a more apt title. I think KM and I are better attuned to what she did there. She couldn't hold a candle to Obama much less Feinstein. I am also curious about all those high end salaries at "Autism Speaks". Not bad for a 6 year old organization. Really using Marcus's $25M the right way.
Posted by Jake, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Dec 21, 2011 at 11:16 am
Dianne is a clever and smooth politician and part of the 1% that has fooled the 99% about issues that concern California. Don't hold your breath hoping to replace her with a Republican. Aubrey asked "How has that worked so far"? It has worked great for the Democratic machine! They have convinced the 99% that the Republicans are the rich and by inference, they don't care about the rest of us! Are the Feinsteins, Pelosis, Shorensteins poor?