• Angry Conservatives Get Salty with Olympia Snowe

    olympia-snowe-whoaAs the only member of the Indecision team who can pronounce the word 'ayuh' correctly, I feel it is my duty to comment on this item:

    One week after lending her vote of support to the Senate Finance Committee's health care reform bill, Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, has gained countless column inches of newspaper exposure and at least 115 pounds of rock salt.

    [T]he influx of rock salt came as a surprise to the senator's staff, who said they received a bundled UPS shipment of 23 5-pound bags of salt to Snowe's Portland office.

    Popular conservative blog RedState sparked the makeshift protest with a post a week ago. In a play on Snowe's name, Erick Erickson, managing editor of the site and author of the post, wrote, "What melts snow? Rock salt," and urged readers to send just that as a sign of disapproval.

    Okay, so. Right. Nothing shames a Mainer like receiving 115 pounds of rock salt, for free, in late October. Maybe these folks could "turn up the heat" on Sen. Snowe by sending her a couple tanks of heating oil, while they're at it?

    Also, at the risk of being a heartless gimmick-wrecker, you don't put rock salt on snow. Rock salt goes on ice. Snow is dealt with by using shovels, plows and snowblowers… but it could get expensive, mailing these things across the country, and idignation only justifies so much postage.

    And a "Blow Snowe" campaign would be going too far, even for RedState.

    Tags: Health Care, Maine, Olympia Snowe, Red State


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