Snowed Under

Maine's centrist Republican Senator stands up to the White House

Republican Senator Olympia Snowe broke her toe at home earlier this month. But that didn't stop the wiry Maine moderate from kicking President Bush while he was down last week. Twice, in fact. The Bush team was reeling from Democratic gubernatorial wins in New Jersey and Virginia and a broader G.O.P. rebellion in the House over the President's spending bill. With centrists on a comeback in Washington, Snowe stepped up, drawing attention to the White House's still faltering response to Hurricane Katrina. Bush's Small Business Administration has disbursed just 103 disaster loans to businesses and 1,398 to homeowners, out of a...

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