Saturday, January 30, 2010

Collins Goes Full Wingnut

What does Sen. Collins mean when she says that the FBI's approach in the Abdulmutalib case, "undoubtedly prevented the collection of valuable intelligence about future terrorist threats to our country"?


What does Collins know that the FBI and the rest of us don't? Someone really ought to pose the question.

But set aside the lying--and the poor production values and the even worse delivery.

The striking thing about this video is its demonstration of just how far the junior senator has drifted from the sensible, moderate center.

Sounding more like Sean Hannity (in full cowering-under-the-bed mode) than Sen. Snowe, she histrionically describes the judicial procedures used by the Bush administration in the cases of Zacarias Moussaoui and Richard Reid as "inconceivable"; "dangerous" and "a charade."

I wonder what country she was living in between 2002 and 2009.

Charade indeed.

UPDATE: Was Collins used, essentially, to launder a noxious, ultra-partisan message so that it would be more salient to the press?

It seems to have worked, at least with the right-leaning Politico.

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