Republican Senator Olympia Snowe is having her day in the sun.
“I have to focus on what I think is right. My constituents expect that in Maine, they want me to do what I think is right for the country, for the state,” she said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“And so I decided to set aside my own differences and try to see what was right for the country and moving forward.”
After becoming the first (and only) Republican to vote for healthcare reform, siding with the Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee bill Tuesday, everyone is imagining all sorts of intrigue.
Will she get a stern talking-to by Republican leaders (plenty of hidden backrooms in the warren of Capitol Hill)? Will they try to lure her back to toe the line with promises of a top seat on a top committee? Will Republicans outright shun her, make her stand in a corner, wear a big red letter???