Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A note to Olympia Snowe

First, see my last blog on the election in N.Y. State. The right-wing bullies of talk radio and corporate excess will try to do to Olympia Snowe of Maine what they did to Dede Scozzafava: enforce ideological purity or force her off the ballot.

What Olympia Snowe should do is switch parties. She doesn't belong with the one-size-fits-all Republican reactionaries. She is already to the left of a whole bunch of Democrats, and is very popular in Maine. Time to desert the sinking ship and move out of Republicanland before the mind-police try to do her in.

1 comment:

  1. Time may prove me totally wrong on this, of course, but I don't see what she has to gain by switching parties. She consistently wins by big margins in Maine as a Republican (unlike Specter in PA), *and* gets slavishly courted by the Senate Democrats. And I doubt that the uber-righties would devote a lot of time and energy to purging her. Scozzafava was targeted because she started in a far weaker position.