Olympia Snowe is the new Brett Favre
|Can you tell them apart?|
How is Snowe like Favre? Is it her grizzled, white whiskers?
No, says Dana Milbank. It's her waffling ways.
Congress's answer to Favre is Snowe, the wiry New Englander who, for the past several months, has been unable -- or unwilling -- to take a position on health-care legislation. The longer she held out, the more concessions Democrats made to win her over, to the point where she became, arguably, the single most influential member of Congress drafting the legislation, even though she is a member of the minority party.
Another similarity: I hear Olympia hates cheese.