Murkowski, Collins, Snowe: “moderates” until the chips are down

I keep seeing stories about the tragic loss of the “center” in the Senate, with Snowe’s retirement.  I will say that the Maine Twins sometimes DID vote for a bit of sanity here and there, but I’ve written enough angry letters to both Snowe and Collins to remember that, time after time, when the chips were down, and the Republiclown leadership jerked on the leash, they caved.  You get the merit badge for Republican Moderate only if you vote, uh,…moderate.  Latest  evidence: the Blunt amendment vote, which Murkowski now regrets. Here’s Joan McCarter’s take on it. (Snowe voted against it, to her credit, but the leash is off: she’s retiring.)  I wonder if Collins sleeps well this week…