Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, one of the few Republicans you can count on to stab her own party in the back more than John McCain, has issued a dire warning to the White House. Snowe insists that there is "no way" a government run healthcare system will ever pass the Senate. Sayeth the thorn, “I’ve urged the president to take the public option off the table,” adding "it is universally opposed by Republicans," leaving many wondering if she was risking her "maverick" status at the New York Times by oddly including herself in the word "Republicans".
Remember, this is the same Olympia Snowe who supports a "trigger" that would put government run healthcare in place only if the private insurance industry doesn't "come through with the type of reforms that cover more uninsured people." So, perhaps the system is not "universally" oppposed by all Republicans, much less Snowe, a RINO if there ever was one. Either you support government run health care or you do not, Senator Snowe. On this issue there can be no compromise. Period. In any case, her insistence that there is "no way" this will pass and that she is begging and pleading with Barry to take it off the table is encouraging. Maybe the folks up in Maine have been making some phone calls.
Exit question: Is it just me or does Olympia Snowe look a lot like the witch from the movie Big Fish?