Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Disregarding her oath of office, Sen. Collins seemed to call for suspending the Constitution over the weekend, using the platform of the GOP weekly radio address to endorse a reactionary pick-and-choose approach to the rule of law.

Or maybe she was just very, very confused.

Either way, where are the pointed questions? The condemnations?

The MCLU has spoken. But when a sitting US senator calls for the suspension of fundamental constitutional protections--and literally centuries of settled law--wouldn't it make sense for other officials in her state to stand up and call her out? To push back against the offensive, irresponsible rhetoric?

And yet I haven't been able to track down a single reaction from any Maine political figure of any stature.

The silence is appalling. And dangerous.

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