Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), is still receiving schooling at the knees of Barack Obama. As recently as this past week, Snowe was chatting-it-up with Obama while he was in Asia.
He restated his intention of working with me on this issue," Snowe told a group of reporters. She said that there "there are still fundamental issues that still need to be confronted" before she would considering voting for the bill during later votes.RINO Snow supposedly opposes the public option in the Reid proposed legislation, but says she would support a trigger-induced-public option,' should a state cave, and refuse to provide what Obama demands.
Needless to say, Snowe is okay with the penalty tax that will be levied against such a state, and obviously okay with the penalty an individual or business will be assessed if they choose not to have health care.
The centrist Republican said that attracting bipartisan support for the bill would be critical for a "historic endeavor" such as healthcare reform, saying it would be the "first time in half a century" that a piece of major legislation passed without bipartisan support.Who gets the next $300 million bribe?
Snowe did not define how many Republican senators would be needed to call the bill bipartisan, but said "I hope it is more than just me." She also called on the president to attract more Republicans to vote for the bill.
And so it came to pass that Landrieu walked onto the Senate floor midafternoon Saturday to announce her aye vote -- and to trumpet the financial "fix" she had arranged for Louisiana. "I am not going to be defensive," she declared. "And it's not a $100 million fix. It's a $300 million fix."
Via The Hill via Michelle Malkin.