“I think if we were in charge of the Senate and of the administration that we would have a budget deal by now,” Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told ABC’s World News anchor Diane Sawyer today. …

“What I find is with all due deference to- deference to our male colleagues, that women’s styles tend to be more collaborative,” Collins said.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said by nature women are “less confrontational and more collaborative,” – both traits necessary to reach a deal to avoid the country going over the fiscal cliff.