Honestly, what is up with Susan Collins?
As Democrats start work on a new war spending bill to replace the one President Bush vetoed, at least three Republican senators who opposed the Democratic withdrawal plan said Wednesday that the new bill should include so-called benchmarks for the Iraqi government to meet.
"Obviously, the president would prefer a straight funding bill with no benchmarks, no conditions, no reports," said Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). "Many of us, on both sides of the aisle, don't see that as viable."
Collins, who opposed Bush's troop buildup but balked at the Democratic withdrawal plan, is working on legislation that would require Iraqis to meet certain goals to receive U.S. reconstruction aid.
She won't support the bill we just had up with benchmarks, but said she wants benchmarks and is working on a new bill with benchmarks.
So why didn't you vote for the first bill!!! Ugh, really, I think the faux-moderate, Bush stooges make me angrier than the party-line lunatics sometimes.