Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Arlen The Democrat

I've never cared much for Arlen Specter over the years. But this is his day. He could do worse things than become a Democrat. I just hope he's still a Democrat tomorrow.

What I always think of when I think of him is someone who acts like he's going to stand up for what's right, then something happens and he backs down. Very shifting. Becoming a Democrat, as much as I like the move, is really the same basic thing. He's a Republican, then he's not.

Welcome to the party. But please try to have some actual Democratic sensibilities. I think it's pretty obvious he made the switch because he was likely to lose the next election. Self-preservation is wonderful, just not always something to celebrate in and of itself.

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