RINO DOWN…..No Snowe in Maine

28 Feb

Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine has abruptly announced that she will not seek re-election. This is breaking news and I don’t understand as there is no polling data that I can find at this time.

I know that Scott D’Amboise was putting on a challenge from the Republican side because I met him at CPAC 2011 and posted about it  (link to Bryan Preston of PJMedia’s interview of that encounter is in the link), plus Tea Party independent Andrew Ian Dodge as also challenging her.

Apparently she’s getting sick and tired of being hammered by her conservative constituency.  Good.

From Hot Air

Via Slublog, this blogger at the Bangor Daily News says something’s suspicious here: “There is very obviously something going on here behind the scenes, since Senator Snowe was so aggressively campaigning for re-election, and in full campaign mode for the last year. Decisions like this – being so very much running (and winning) to very much not – do not happen this abruptly in politics. Ever.”
More, from a separate post: “I am told her own staff was unaware of this decision until just hours before the statement went out – just long enough to actually work on the release and send it out.”


Posted by on February 28, 2012 in Election 2012


7 responses to “RINO DOWN…..No Snowe in Maine

  1. Pedro

    February 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Smells like a defection (or a defecation). I’m betting she throws her endorsement behind whoever the Dem candidate is. Either that or she’s been discovered to have terminal something.

    • P. Henry Saddleburr

      February 28, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      She says she’s in good health. She just doesn’t like the blowback she’s getting from her constituents for being a big government Republican. Plus, Scott D’Amboise, her Repub challenger must be effective. I liked him plenty.

      If internal polls show she was losing she didn’t want to go through the defeat.

  2. genipero

    February 28, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Perhaps Miss Snowe will try the Chris Dodd route by leaving politics to spend more time with the family … then go straight to Hollywood.

    She could try a tour of Gettysburg, PA

    • P. Henry Saddleburr

      February 28, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      Barney Frank is also retiring. Perhaps he’s looking to spend more time with his family, as well.

      • genipero

        February 28, 2012 at 10:24 pm

        However Frank leaves is fine with me, whatever he calls it

  3. genipero

    February 28, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Senator Snowe, the Pink elephant 🙂

  4. Martin M. McMartin

    March 1, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Three terms is more than enough, why is there such an uproar. MSNBC has a couple of victims of voter induced term limits in Blanch Lincoln and Mike Castle bemoaning the toxic partisanship that is forcing Snowe to retire. I don’t care who they are2 or 3 six year terms is enough. The best thing Snowe has ever done is Retiring, I wish others would follow her lead (McConnell, Reid, Schumer, Kerry, McCain, and on and on).


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