We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
By laying out her reasons in such a detailed fashion, my senator provided excellent cover for anyone who wishes to cross the aisle and vote on behalf of reason and truth. Might just call her and thank her...
Of course. That was going to be my retort to the OP. She tried to set the tone for a return to civility, but the DEMs are having none of that shit. You can't be civil to communists. They weaponize your civility, compassion and empathy to use against you.
I think Blasey Ford is a mental case, but the people behind her do not have that excuse.
And there is some serious money and political power behind her. Blasey Ford does not have either the ability or the money to make up this show and scrub the internet of all inconvenient posts, etc., nor for hiring the lawyer that showed up at the Senate hearing.
Shocked the old girl had it in her. My opinion of Sen. Collins has done an abrupt 180.