One year ago, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough had one of the most fascinating conversations you probably never heard.
Their topic was Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe (R). Let’s set the stage.
Over her three terms, Snowe has forged a moderate record. In 2009, she was the 42nd most conservative member of the Senate, based on key votes on economic and social issues, and Snowe has shown centrism on other counts. For example, even though she is pro-choice, she voted to confirm pro-life Supreme Court nominees Samuel Alito and John Roberts.