Don’t take someone else’s soundbytes for it: listen to Senator Collins yourself.

When passions are inflamed, fairness is most in jeopardy.

Senator Susan Collins



Below are my cognitive daybook scribbles after watching, reading, and listening to many players on all sides; from a metaphorical Space Station view of earth to the nose-to-nose so close I could count pores on the participants’ noses.  A truly remarkable exercise in democracy. 

Senator Susan Collins as a Knight in shining armor, riding her trusty steed,, a bouquet of flowers held high.

Those that respect the law and love sausage should watch neither being made.

Mark Twain

I respectfully disagree with the late Samuel Clemens, our national treasure, Mark Twain. I think we must watch the sausage being made,  sift and sort until we know our own minds and then, if so inclined, speak them.