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GreatCaesarsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-20-07 09:19 AM
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Who Knew? Susan Collins Sure Didn't
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Who Knew? Susan Collins Sure Didn't

By Mary Ann Akers And Paul Kane
Thursday, September 20, 2007; Page A19

Comparing the Senate to middle school -- not a terribly big stretch -- the two senators from Maine, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, would be those girls who endlessly compete by mimicking each other. They wouldn't be BFFs (best friends forever), but they might hang out in the same clique, take the same classes and keep close tabs on each other.

As grown-ups, Snowe and Collins are moderate Republicans who though, as far as we know, don't call every morning to see what the other is wearing, do usually coordinate votes on key issues. That is why Collins was steaming mad yesterday when Snowe, without warning, switched her vote to side with Democrats to restore habeas corpus rights for terrorism suspects.

Snowe had initially backed Republican leaders by voting "nay" on the procedural motion to force a final vote. But once it became clear that the GOP had more than enough votes to win, Snowe switched her vote to "yea."

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Collins, who is facing a potentially tough reelection battle next fall against Rep. Tom Allen (D-Maine), an antiwar liberal, was visibly angry, according to eyewitnesses in the chamber's press gallery. She paced around the floor, confronting several members of the leadership.



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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-20-07 09:23 AM
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1. Go Tom Allen! Gawd I hope
Maine goes the Best WAY!
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-20-07 09:24 AM
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2. They should both be voted out of office for coordinating their votes--
I guess the stupid people of Maine who keep putting the Weak Sisters in Congress mistakenly believe that they vote their consciences--probably didn't realize that every vote they cast is a meaningless political game.
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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-20-07 09:31 AM
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4. Dems Do It Too
Seems our lives are just political games to many in Congress.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-20-07 09:29 AM
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3. This is a GREAT story
Hope a lot of Mainiacs see it, and see the kinds of games the wierd sisters are playing.
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