Snowe is continually granted the benefit of the doubt on these matters. She is credulously accorded the label of "moderate willing to work with Obama," based mainly on her vote for the stimulus, and on her supposed work with Dems to pass health care reform, before "partisanship" on both sides somehow forced her to oppose the final bill. Alex Pareene corrects the record:
How hard did she try, again? If I recall correctly, she intentionally delayed the process for months before finally voting against a plan she'd previously voted for, never making a single substantive criticism of the policy of the bill in the fear that her criticism would then be addressed by Democrats and she'd be forced to come up with a new reason to oppose the bill, because it turns out she didn't actually want to vote for healthcare reform, and she would not have supported any plan to expand coverage to all Americans, no matter how it worked.