Monday, February 05, 2007

QUESTION: Do you see any contradiction between supporting McCain, who is in favor of escalating the war, and your current role now in trying to stop the escalation?

SEN. SUSAN COLLINS (R-ME): No, because there isn’t going to be any candidate who I agree with 100 percent. This is a major issue, and I’m sure that John wishes he hadn’t taken me on the trip [to Iraq] with him in December. That’s the real irony.
Silly me. And I thought the irony was that almost two years before the election, Collins has already signed on to back a candidate for president who she vehemently disagrees with--or at least professes to--on the most important issue facing the country.

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