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How Moderate Is Olympia Snowe?

Over the past week, political pundits have been writing paeans to Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine, who has just announced that she will not run for re-election. Dana Milbank of the Washington Post, in a typical editorial, pronounced Senator Snowe a “moderate” and “one of the last reasonable lawmakers.”

How “moderate” is Olympia Snowe’s record?

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John McCain: Nuclear Safety is Extremist

“Senator Obama will tell you, as the extreme environmentalists do, that it has to be safe.” — John McCain, referring to nuclear power during the October 15, 2008 debate

Safety, schmafety. I mean, that’s so extreme.