If a media organization is willing to use $47,000 in stealth political contributions to help swing an election, chances are it won't see anything untoward about creating awards to dole out to incumbent politicians:
MaineToday Media will honor 15 women in its first "Great Women of Maine" event.No word on whether Jeannine Guttman, Mark Woodward or any of Sen. Collins' many other friends in the Maine media will be in attendance.
The women selected as Great Women of Maine will be recognized for their leadership, excellence, community involvement and contributions to the community.
Maine's two Republican senators, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, will be among those honored.
Collins and Snowe will share the Margaret Chase Smith Award, which was created to recognize women pioneers who are not only successful, but well known for leading distinctive careers.
Full stories about each woman will be published in a special section on April 24.
Richard L. Connor, Editor and Publisher of MaineToday Media, will present the awards along with Ira Rosenberg, owner of Prime Motor Group.