Wednesday, November 17, 2004


Bill Mitchell published this great cartoon that pretty much sums up what Arlen Specter is going through -- or at least what it must feel like -- as he tries to salvage his bid for chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee. This whole thing is absurd to me. Specter has had a long and distinguished career, with highlights that include working with the Warren Commission and chairing the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. But now, all because of a rather simple (and, in my opinion, intelligent) suggestion he made regarding potential judges and Roe vs. Wade, he is the target of conservative GOP leaders. It's so bad that Specter felt forced to backtrack a bit. Of course, it's been said before that there is no room for moderates in the GOP. But I would like to think that there are still some moderate voices that can sway the party. Maybe that is why Specter can still count on support from a big gun like Orrin Hatch. Hang in there, Arlen.

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