Tuesday, July 20, 2010


It's important to keep in mind that the discussion of Sen. Collins' disingenuousness and bad faith about campaign finance reform isn't academic. Collins is actually in a very good position to call the shots here.

Specifically: If Collins works to block the reform bill from coming to the floor, it's hard to see how it passes either now or anytime soon--since there will likely be more Republican senators in the next session of Congress.

By contrast, if Collins actually lives up to her rhetorical commitments to Maine voters and backs the bill, it has an excellent chance of becoming law.

The stakes really that clear; Collins can ratifying a system of corporate-dominated elections or she can reject it.

The choice--between advancing the cause of good government and being a loyal Republican partisan--couldn't be more stark.

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