The Senate Finance Committee has voted in favor of the Baucus health care reform bill by a margin of 14-9. All Republicans on the committee voted no except for Olympia Snowe.
Sen. Snowe explained her vote, after a fashion, with these two truisms:
Is this bill all that I want? Far from it. Is it all that it can be? Far from it. But when history calls, history calls.
My vote today, is my vote today. It doesn’t forecast what it will be tomorrow.
After all, history might change its mind tomorrow.
JOHN adds: I think history got a wrong number.