Stateswoman Susan Collins stands alone
Susan Collins would not be bullied by the tribal radical mob. She and her staff have endured weeks of the most vile, ugly, reprehensible, and despicable protests, mailings, phone calls, physical intimidation, and direct threats. Susan Collins would not be dragged into the world of medieval savagery where spectral evidence, mere innuendo, hysteria from bad dreams, and identity politics has replaced reason, logic, fairness, and objective equity.
Susan Collins will be vilified by the rabble. The rabble, unable to comprehend her monumental lessons to the nation, may frustrate her re-election chances in 2020. But the rabble can never tarnish Susan Collins's finest hour as the stateswoman who stood alone, and saved the Union, at least for a while, from a descent into totalitarian bedlam.