Conservatives protest Snowe healthcare vote

One right-wing Web site comes up with a rather unorthodox way to let the senator know its readers aren't happy

By Alex Koppelman

Published October 13, 2009 10:55PM (EDT)

Given the way Democrats like President Obama are seizing on Maine Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe's vote in favor of the Senate Finance Committee's healthcare reform bill, you can't really blame conservatives for being angry with Snowe. Her vote did, after all, give Democrats a boost on the most hotly debated issue of the year.

Still, the method that RedState's Erick Erickson came up with for protesting Snowe's decision is more than a little unusual. From a blog post in which Erickson explained the idea:

Olympia Snowe has sold out the country. Having been banished to our world after Aslan chased her out of Narnia, Snowe is intent on corrupting this place too.

So we should melt her.

What melts snow? Rock salt.

I’m going to ship [a] 5 pound bag of rock salt to her office in Maine. It’s only $3.00. You should join me.

It is a visible demonstration of our contempt for her. First she votes for the stimulus. Now this .... It’s time to melt Snowe.

No one knows how to write a plain old letter anymore, it seems.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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