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Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 11/18/2012

Distinguished pol of the week

No, this isn’t Morning Bits. We’ll be doing something different for Sunday morning.

Each week at this time we’ll select a pleasant surprise player of the week, someone who hit above his or her weight class and made an unexpected, positive contribution. Our other posts on Sunday will appear in the afternoon, unless there is breaking news.

With so many people in government (and the military and entertainment and sports) behaving badly it is refreshing when someone rises to the occasion rather than sinks into the muck.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Capitol Hill Friday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (Cliff Owen - AP)
This week Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) gets the nod. She was willing to stand up for her branch of government and the principle of congressional oversight in demanding the FBI and former CIA director David Petraeus both explain their conduct. No one in the Democratic House or Senate leadership was willing to pipe up.

She should be a credible and contentious participant in the search for a full accounting of not merely the FBI’s behavior but also of the entire national security apparatus regarding Benghazi.

Well done, senator.

By  |  07:45 AM ET, 11/18/2012

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