Friday, November 19, 2010

At All Costs

Does Sen. Collins have serious, substantive objections to the New START treaty?

Objections that haven't been--or can't be--answered by supporters like former Secretary of Defense William Cohen? Or former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger? Or George Schultz? Or Brent Scowcroft? Or James Baker? Or Colin Powell?

Or is this just about wounding the President?

Anyway, it's a good thing we're not talking about something with high stakes--like loose nukes and the threat of nuclear terrorism.

More seriously: Once upon a time, some of us were surprised--even stunned--to find the junior senator breaking with precedent to vote against extending unemployment benefits with an unemployment rate hovering around ten percent.

But these days, that kind destructive pandering is pretty much expected.

I guess it was time to raise the bar again.

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