|"Olympia Snowe Thinks / Speaks" by Elizabeth Kelley, from Draw-a-thon I to Bring Our War $$ Home. Interactive: you fill in the blanks.|
Pat wrote in an email later: "I recognized Sen. Snowe because she was sitting right behind me on the plane. When I got up to collect my overhead bag I turned and noticed her. I immediately decided that I had to use this opportunity to address my anti-war concerns and BOW$H. I got five minutes or more with her because we were stuck waiting for the plane to disembark. She was a captive audience and uncomfortable but forced to listen to me because she had no where to go! I introduced myself as a member of Codepink Maine."
|CODEPINK Maine Interventionist Pat Taub (right) with keynote speaker co-founder Medea Benjamin and Local Coordinator Lisa Savage at Peace Action Maine annual supper, Portland, Maine May 7, 2011|
|Dud Hendrick looks on as Sen. Olympia Snowe hears from Bruce Gagnon about the Bring Our War $$ Home campaign in Maine, Old Hallowell Days parade, July 16, 2011|
Pat writes: "I felt great, empowered at being able to speak my truth to her, to deliver an anti-war message in the context of our budget deficit, growing social cut-backs, etc. I wish now that I had challenged the Senator with the fact that considerable BOW$H materials have been left at her office. Essentially she said very little except to nod in a concerned way; she was speechless without a rebuttal to my comments. Her very tall aide looked annoyed. I loved that I had them trapped with nowhere to go until the plane disembarked."