Why Maine's so called moderate Republican Senator Olympia Snowe thinks we can wait years for good health care is beyond me. But the story just gets worse.
Last Saturday, in front of many hundreds of demonstrators in Portland's Monument Square, Olympia Snowe's position on health care was clearly outlined by her representative, Cheryl Lehman: full support for the public option from day one. Period.
Good news, right? But what Snowe giveth, she taketh away. After the jubilation at the senator's finally taking the same position as the majority of her constituents, she now says that isn't her position at all, that she still wants to give insurance companies lots and lots of time to prove they can do a better job after all--while still maintaining record breaking profits. Huh?
Look and listen for yourself. While many websites have, at the Senator's request, removed video of Saturday's statement, Daily Kos has not. Listen...no trigger here, just the public option Mainers are asking for. And more....take a look at why Senator Snowe might just feel that her constituents' voices are not the loudest ones she hears.
Senator Snowe, you got it right in Portland. You owe this one to Maine.