Thursday, February 12, 2009

We Can't Even Trust GOP's Susan Collins

One of only two GOP Senators from the Northeast, Susan Collins played the 'centrist' role in moving the stimulus bill through the conference committee.  She seems so all-American with her Katherine Hepburn speaking style, her gratiousness, and calm demeanor.  Yet, the image of lipstick and swine float in my head.

The charming senator, TPM Muckraker reveals, stripped the final bill of whistleblower protection.  The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2007 has effectively  exposed fraud, greed and theft by corporations and whistleblower protection is key to running an effective detection program.  TPM says, " Collins is the ranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs commitee, which, as an oversight committee, might be expected to see its role as protecting whistleblowers."

Business-first Republican.  Reminds me of those peanut executives on the Hill yesterday: profits before safety.

Lefty Blogs