Heh. I’m sure she’d say if asked that she had no one in particular in mind when making these comments, that it was a general statement about the general state of affairs in the country and Washington’s general response to them.
But one could, if one chose, perhaps detect a more particularized critique in certain bits and pieces. “I think John provided a lot of cover for other members,” she sniffs at one point, “and when he would [complain about something], then they could get behind him… And I’m not seeing that, a real rudder in the Senate right now.” Hmm.
Later: “I understand what it means to get reelected. But at some point, you have to do what you were elected to do, and that is represent the country, as well as your local people,” she said. Hmm hmm.