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Reid reaches out to Snowe...

…to shove her back under the bus he pushed her under after the Baucus bill came out of committee.

This article from the NYT Mag last week includes this paragraph:

He said he thought the White House erred in trying to win the support of Olympia Snowe, the Republican senator from Maine, for a health care compromise. “As I look back it was a waste of time dealing with her,” he said, “because she had no intention of ever working anything out.” And while making clear that he was not complaining, he said Obama may have been asking for too much in his first year. “I personally wish that Obama had a smaller agenda,” he said. “It would be less work.”

So much for a Plan C, D, or E that included trying to get Snowe’s support once Brown gets seated.

And if he thought Obama was asking for too much, well gee do you think he should have pushed back instead of going for it 100%, bashing the GOP endlessly about it, and then whining about it later?

On a related note, I saw Susan Collins on Fox this morning. This may not be an exact quote, but she said the current health care bill was “dead – and it should be”.