Gov. LePage showcased Maine as a joke across America with his crudeness, vulgarity and bully tactics. Sen. Susan Collins has put a permanent positive reflection of Maine into the history books.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski has elevated the bar considerably since the reign of Sarah Palin. Sen. John McCain balanced the insanity of President Trump’s promise to build a wall to keep “undesirables” out.

Forever, these three have allowed millions of Americans, across the nation, to lead a healthier and safer life. My sincere thanks for not being hog-tied by Republican loyalty.

To paraphrase a famous historical quote: These were three thumbs heard round the world.

Shari Sage

Damariscotta