Get ready to see push back from Sen. Collins' camp on CQ's well-documented report that the junior senator has voted with President Bush 77% of the time.
Keep in mind that the 77% figure radically understates Collins' support for the Bush agenda: When you look only at the President's top legislative priorities over the last seven-plus years, she been with the White House 100% of the time.
But the Collins team is likely to focus on the fact that the 77% figure is among the lowest Bush support scores for senate Republicans.
The obvious retort to this argument is: So what?
If you got pulled over for driving 95mph, would you complain to the officer that someone else was going even faster?
Not if you knew what was good for you.
Look: Sen. Susan Collins made the decision to side with President Bush on more than three out of every four votes. Period.
Talking about where that puts her among her colleagues isn't a defense or explanation of that choice.
It's an attempt to distract attention from that choice.
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