The traitorous RINO Olympia Snowe of Maine, whom apparently gained her senate seat in sympathy for being the former first lady of Maine (according to Wikipedia), sold out conservatives and her constituency when she voted as the lone Republican to approve the Baucus Halthcare bill.
I mean, for God’s sake Olympia — even Joe Lieberman didn’t vote for this monstrosity.
The good news? She’s up for re-election in 2012. Better yet, the Unions balked at the bill:
“When history calls, history calls,” said Maine Republican Olympia Snowe, whose declaration of support ended weeks of suspense and provided the only drama of a 14-9 vote in the Senate Finance Committee. With her decision, the 62-year-old lawmaker bucked her own leadership on the most high-profile issue of the year in Congress, and gave the drive to remake health care at least a hint of the bipartisanship that Obama seeks.
There were fresh challenges. Within minutes of the vote, labor unions and large business organizations both demanded changes in the bill, which was an attempt at a middle-of-the-road measure fashioned by the committee under Baucus’ leadership.
The next move in the Senate is up to Majority Leader Harry Reid, whose office said the full Senate would begin debate on the issue the week of Oct. 26.
Honestly, all you Mainers up there in snowland — how do you tolerate this twit? It’s just embarrassing, really. We’re laughing like hell at you in Texas. Really.
NOTE also to the House and Senate Republican leadership: How about we just throw her the hell out of the party and let her caucus with Joe Lieberman as the “Independant caucus” (of two) or let her declare as a Democrap.