Four days later, the A.P. runs this laughably incomplete 75-word story on Sen. Collins' new house in Washington.
Yet somehow, even in its four short sentences, the piece manages to squeeze in a dollop of Collins-friendly spin ("U.S. Sen. Susan Collins still plans to return to Maine on most weekends") and muddy the waters by referring to the house as both an "investment property" and a "home-away-from-home."
The word "lobbyist" is nowhere to be found.
In other words, about what you'd expect in a banana republic. Or from the Maine media.