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The Susan Collins Hypocrisy Watch

Tell Susan Collins to choose:  her constituents or George Bush?  Up to now, it’s been all George…

Via Kos, I find this sensible smackdown of Sen. Susan Collins:

In a carefully thought-out bit of political showmanship, Collins publicly took Allen to task for this practice, making it appear that he had paparazzi tailing her and that there was something shady about this practice.

This comes from someone who supported the Patriot Act with the attitude, “If you’re not doing anything wrong, it shouldn’t bother you.”

What’s wrong with holding a U.S. Senator on the campaign trail accountable for what she says? We believe this falls firmly under the rights giving us a public government and freedom of the press.

What’s next? Will Collins next ask the press to leave her alone at public functions such as parades?

Sen. Susan Collins: what she applies to you as a citizen should never be applied to her personally, dontcha know. Hypocrisy much?  Sounds to me like she’s taking one too many pages from the Joe Lieberman whine book.  Still waiting for the answers to all those pesky ethical questions, Sen. Collins.  And we’ll keep on asking them, too, until we get them.

You can support her opponent, Tom Allen, here on our Blue America page.  

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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