It's sad that Sen. Olympia Snowe is leaving the Senate. She has been a moderate, responsible voice there. It's worse that she cited the worsening political stalemate as a reason for her leaving. It's a sign of America's decline as a great nation. She's leaving uneducated, hateful, unwashed rabble behind in the Senate, which once used to call itself the world's greatest deliberative body. Now it's a cesspool. Poor America!