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Collins Stiffens Spine


Wow. Senator Susan Collins of Maine just announced that she will be voting against making tax cheat Timothy Geithner our next Treasury Secretary on ethical grounds.  

Always good to see spine at the squishy end of GOP–over anything, really. I just wish someone had organized all of the potential votes against Geithner, Clinton, and Holder–and done that famous Senate horsetrading to make sure that at least one of the three goes down. Personally, I think Holder is the biggest problem, both ethically and politically. He is also the most easily replaced. Liberal lawyers with agendas and government experience are a dime a dozen. Clinton is clearly the most venal. But she is bulletproof. Geithner will do the least harm of the three, unacceptable negligence notwithstanding.  


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