We've been complaining for some time now about Sen. Collins' lack of engagement with adult Mainers, and about the absence of citizen forums on her schedule: As far as we can tell, it's been more than a year--and possibly much longer--since she's stood before Maine voters, taking questions in a free, public forum.
(All the while, she regularly finds time to address middle school audiences.)
Well, hold onto your hat: It looks like the junior senator is now ready to meet the masses. Or at least those who make it to the Bangor Public Library on May 19 at 7:30am.
A rare opportunity at an odd hour: We've put in an e-mail to event's sponsor--Bangor Foreign Policy Forum--asking about the timing, and seeking to confirm that the junior senator will indeed answer questions.
(Worth noting, though, that several of the events on the organization's calendar start at that hour.)
What questions would you ask Sen. Collins?