Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Reform Rx - Collins August Absence V

Senator Collins is in Afghanistan.

She issued a statement about the terrible repression of women in that country. I agree with her statement.

She decided to make this trip a priority over working during this recess on the critical need for health care reform and listening to Maine citizens concerns on this vital life or death matter. I disagree with her priorities.

Senator Collins could have just as easily condemned Afghan repression of women by holding a news conference in Portland followed by a substantive listening session on the effect that non-resolution of the health care crisis is having on Maine women.

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