Will Sen. Susan Collins bring ‘Obama-bucks’ to Maine?

Posted Jan. 27, 2009, at 11:29 a.m.

With her appointment to the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, will Sen. Susan

Collins be able to steer sizable portions of the federal stimulus package to Maine? Can

she persuade her colleagues that Maine is an ideal recipient for research and development

money for alternative energy projects? Or is such pork-barrel politics wrong? What other

benefits will Maine see with the Collins appointment?