Tuesday, April 28, 2009


It is being reported that veteran Republican Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania abruptly switched parties Tuesday, a move intended to boost his re-election chances that also pushed Democrats within one seat of a 60-vote filibuster-resistant majority.

"I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans," Specter said in a statement posted on a Web site devoted to Pennsylvania politics and confirmed by his office. Several Senate officials said a formal announcement was expected at mid-afternoon.
Let's give the man points for his honesty anyway! He was a RINO at the best of times but I cannot say that I approve of him making this move at this time. He was elected to be a REPUBLICAN representative of Pennsylvania in the Senate - he damned well ought to act like it! I think it would be karmic justice if this old fart LOST despite his switch in political parties!


Mr MM said...

Please let him lose. From your blog to God's ears.

Mr MM said...

or maybe that should be to God's eyes.

Piano Girl said...

I remember when Phil Graham from TX decided that the Dems had left him in the dust. He first resigned his Senate seat and then ran in a special election as a Republican. He said he'd been elected as a democrat, and it was up to the people of his State to decide if they wanted to send him back with the "R" after his name. They did!