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Olympia Snowe is calling it quits as a Senator. Apparently, she wants to rededicate her life to "help give voice to my fellow citizens who believe, as I do, that we must return to an era of civility in government driven by a common purpose to fulfill the promise that is unique to America."
So, what will Olympia do? How will she bring civility back to American politics? Will she move to K Street and become a lobbyist for Civility? Will she accept a fellowship at the supposedly non-partisan Brookings Institute, where she can spout Republican ideas behind the shield of centrist credentials? Maybe she'll be brought on as an Op-Ed columnist by The Washington Post, representing the left, of course.
Whatever path she chooses (I predict it will include many high paying corporate board positions) her credentials as a "centrist," have been established, so she will never have to endure much public criticism for anything that she says or believes.
Well, those are my ideas for her. Lobbyist for Civility, Op-Ed Columnist "from the Left," Think tank fellow or, ooh, I know! Newspaper Ombudsmen!
What do you all think that Snowe should do with her time?