Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Specter of Specter

“I am not prepared to have my 29-year record in the United States Senate decided by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate — not prepared to have that record decided by that jury.”
Arlen Specter as quoted in The New York Times

Putting what it might mean for major Obama initiatives aside, is there anyone more cynical than a politician who does not wish to have the constituents he himself has represented for twenty-nine years decide whether or not he may continue to hold a seat representing them?

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