I Hate You, Olympia Snowe
It doesn’t matter, republicans are still exceedingly likely to hold the Senate once the elections are over and a new class is sworn in. What I hate her for is subjecting all of us to a proper senatorial race with little consequence.
It should be well known that I object to the direct election of senators. It isn’t because I think we are not capable of picking them, but because it weakens the federal system we have. That is, however, a topic for another post.
The dems have no one to run in Maine. The only heavy contender I can think of would be Mike Michaud, and that would almost certainly result in the loss of his seat to a republican. On the other hand, the repubs also have no one to run worth a damn, Charlie Summers is the only one that comes to mind, so I anticipate getting stuck with a complete disaster. One that will have little effect on the political makeup of the Senate and be a waste of my time. So from this point forward I will be refusing to comment or blog on this senate race.
At least she was a known quantity and she had a seat on a powerful committee and a decent amount of pull. It’s is going to be a net loss for the state in that regard. Bangor Air Guard Base particularly concerns me. While I am for some military cuts and for closing some bases, Bangor provides a high level of operational capability at a very low cost, both in personnel and money, and she was a fierce protector.
I don’t want to hear about this. Please let everyone ignore it… Please…