Sure, Sen. Collins votes with President Bush pretty much whenever it counts. But as everyone knows, she's just not a partisan person.
--Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) thinks she's a quintessential GOP team player.
--She considers Karl Rove an old friend.
--She called Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) a "great choice" for Vice President.
--She remains state co-chair for a Republican presidential campaign she concedes is engaged in deplorable tactics.
--She gave Sen. Ted Stevens $5,000 at a time when his indictment seemed inevitable.
--Even though Stevens has been convicted of a felony, she's refusing to call for him to step down.
--She mocked a former Democratic colleague about sensitive, private issues on live radio.
--She says she'd welcome fundraising help from President Bush.
--She's was the most popular recipient of financial support from her GOP colleagues through most of the year.
--Her PAC never gives money to Democrats.
--She socializes with anti-gay reactionary Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK).
What am I missing?