Kitty Felde |

Feinstein off the hook

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just announced his Democratic Senate picks for the "super" committee.  Missing from his list, California's senior US Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Named to the panel: Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray of Washington state, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus of Montana, and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry of Boston. 

Kerry has a similar reputation to Feinstein: a Democrat who works well with the other party.