Olympia Snowe Calls It Quits!

According to the New York Times, Maine’s Senator Olympia Snowe, the mother of all RINOs, has decided not to run for reelection this November.

Ms. Snowe, a moderate who cast key votes in bills that were dear to Democrats including the stimulus bill, was facing a Tea Party-backed challenger, but one who had failed to gain much traction in a state where Ms. Snowe remained popular and well known.

Ms. Snowe said the lack of comity and bipartisanship in the current Congress was a key motivating factor to her sudden retirement…

Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine and Ms. Snowe’s ally and sometimes rival, said Tuesday afternoon in a prepared statement she was “absolutely devastated” by the news.


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  • http://randysroundtable.blogspot.com/ Randy G

    Good riddance.

  • stan25

    It isn’t even my birthday.

  • Spartacus

    Good riddance to the “moderate” “Snowe fall” in Maine. I suspect she’s smarter than Lugar in my state, who is too stupid to realize that if we want to elect a Democrat then this time we’ll vote for the one honest enough to have the (D) after his name.

  • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

    Some say, this is great news for Dems. 

    • cherz1967

      It is great news for the Dems.  Snowe was to the left of most Maine Democrats.  She will be missed by the left.

    • Spartacus

      some claim “sarchasm” isn’t really a word, too.

      Sarchasm (n.): The gulf between irony and the dolt that doesn’t get it.

  • spud

    Democrats will pick up this seat.

    • Spartacus

      How will you know? She’s as Republican as Jack Shit, death becomes him Ted “the floater” Kennedy and every other east coast “moderate”?

      • two_amber_lamps


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  • http://nofreelunch.areavoices.com/ Kevin Flanagan

    She should take her fellow RINO, 
    Susan Collins with her.

  • yy4u2

    Don’t let the door hit you on the arse on the way out!  

  • Sparkie Arbuckle

    The mother of all RINOs was just being invoked in another thread to show how much the GOP likes women.


    • Bat One

      Psst… your group-think mentality is showing.  Since the author of “The mother of all RINOS” wasn’t the one invoking on that other thread, there was no hypocrisy, moron!

      • Sparkie Arbuckle

        Psst… your non-liking of women is showing.

        • Bat One

          I’ve got a beautiful if tempermental wife, not to mention an assortment of ex-wives, girlfriends, work-related associates and employees, a couple of favored waitresses, and a bank manager, who would all laugh your sorry ass out of the building over that one!

      • Sparkie Arbuckle

        Also, you can hardly impugn my ‘group-think mentality’ when you are the one constantly bashing ‘leftists’ and ‘RINOs.’

        • Bat One

          Don’t be ridiculous.  I can impugn whatever the hell I want to.  Just watch!

    • Gern Blanston

      Yes. And if we acknowledge that electing a black man for president was a huge step forward for our country, while simultaneously criticizing that very man’s policies, that makes us racist hypocrites, right?