October 13, 2009

D.C.: Heavy Snowe

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How big a deal was Snowe’s “yes” in today’s Senate Finance Committee health care vote? Getty offered this illustration quantifying the impact based on the Snowe and Baucus post-vote media throng. (Click for ginormous size.)

(image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. caption: Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) (R) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) (top) talk with reporters after the committee passed health care reform legislation 14-9 on Capitol Hill October 13, 2009 in Washington, DC. Snowe, who casted the only Republican vote, expressed reservations for the groundbreaking legislation but said that her vote was to move the process forward. “But when history calls, history calls and I happen to think that the consequences of inaction dictate the urgency of Congress to demonstrate its capacity to solve the monumental issues of our time,” she said)

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