Jeff Sessions was confirmed as attorney general. I’m apoplectic. I desperately want to understand why Sessions’ record doesn’t follow him. I want to understand the political calculation that Sen. Susan Collins must have gone through to deliver a glowing reference to the committee in person.

Would she have decided boost Sessions’ hearing to curry favor with the Trump administration? With the alt-right base in Maine? With Gov. Paul LePage’s rogue posse for a run to the Blaine House in 2018?

I may live in a bubble, but I simply can’t see this as more Republican soul-selling. But the question remains. What did moderate Collins earn from this disgrace? The sale was to which devil?

I would love to be able to support a true moderate, centrist republican from my state, but that is not Susan. She is not a moderate. She is not a centrist. She is a masterful brander over a long, long career, and a perfect attendance record on the hill.

The myth is over.

Terry Dubois


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