Fader in the middle

By AL DIAMON  |  February 22, 2012

6. Which member of Maine's congressional delegation voted with his or her party 91 percent of the time in 2011, after having earned a partisan-loyalty rating of just 69 percent in the previous Congress?

a. Snowe
b. Chewbacca

(See, this isn't so hard.)

7. What woman U.S. senator promised in 2004 to oppose any Supreme Court nominee who favored overturning Roe v. Wade, but voted to confirm John Roberts (who opposes Roe and once wrote a brief arguing against equal pay for equal work) and Samuel Alito (who once ruled that a woman needed her husband's permission to get an abortion); in 2011, voted for a budget that included a ban on federal funding for Planned Parenthood; and is currently supporting a measure to allow any employer to prohibit coverage of birth control in company health-insurance plans?

a. Poliquin (dressed in drag)
b. Mitt Romney (also dressed in drag)
c. Snowe

(The correct answer is the one not dressed in drag.)

8. Who's tended throughout her career to tilt one way during election years and quite another in off years?

a. every politician
b. including Snowe
c. except maybe Poliquin, who's consistently over the top

(The answer is "all of the above.")

You can send comments to a. aldiamon@herniahill.net or b. not.

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