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There are so many sweet memories – the single bullet theory, Anita Hill and many others. I hope my readers will post them.

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But my favorite – as promised – is his little stunt in 2001: trying a second impeachment of Clinton

Specter: Clinton Could be Impeached Again for Pardongate Crimes

Senator Arlen Specter suggested Sunday morning that if Congress
learns that ex-President Clinton is guilty of criminal conduct in
Pardongate, he could be impeached all over again.

 The leading Senate Judiciary Committee Republican said that if
Clinton is convicted in a Pardongate Senate trial, he could lose
his presidential pension, his Secret Service protection and even
his presidential library trust fund.

 He also hinted that the House of Representatives would soon
consider such a move.

.Oh, the humanity! Specter is outta here and Clinton still has secret Service protection…

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What’s your favorite Specter memory?

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This is obviously a schadenfreude post

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Oh, and if you’re curious, B0bots are happy – and it’s all due to Obama’s brilliance (that chess thinghie)
. In a way, Obama played this really well… they sucked Specter in, got him to caucas Dem, then…..

watched as he went down to someone else with little effort done on their part.

Specter was already unelectable as a Republican anyways. They sort of backed him. But not really.

.some are confused
It doesn’t explain why Obama was robocalling for Specter last week.

Obama wanted Specter to win.
but operatives are undeterred
It Was Part of the Deal

For his defection. Specter is a worm. How funny that he switched parties to avoid losing in the primary. :rofl:
reality be damned
Kind of funny spin.

How many times had Obama lost face now, throwing his support behind these shitty “moderate” corporatist candidates?
and, since I am not watching MSNBC, a bonus piece of news
and Chris Mathews and Howard Fineman are devastated…

…that Sestak and Critz, who won Murtha’s old seat, won tonight!
although I am confuzzled: aren’t B0bots supposed to love MSNBC?..

I have recently described the B0bots state of mind when asked to support Specter over Sestak

Here’s the OFA sign up sheet for PA

Delivering for Pennsylvania and Get Out The Vote (2010 PA Primary)
For years, Arlen Specter has delivered for the people of Pennsylvania, and now we can deliver for him, help us get out the vote for Senator Spector by singing up for a shift in the most crucial days before the primary.

President Obama wants Senator Specter to continue working on his behalf, can you sign up to volunteer today?

But as of yesterday, the White House was bracing for a loss

As for Shieffer’s claim that the White House is preparing for a Specter loss, keep in mind that the White House decided against a last-minute visit to Pennsylvania by Obama. Also, the White House would presumably have access to the best intelligence on the race from the DSCC, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, and the office of Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, all of whom have thrown their weight behind Specter.

So if Shieffer’s right, all these people may be privately telling the White House Specter may be going down. Which means it just may be true.

and not only that, Obama is now distancing himself from the stench of loss

White House distances Obama from Specter

with this hilarious statement

On the eve of the election, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said that while Obama was following the Pennsylvania race — as well as primaries in Arkansas and Kentucky — he wasn’t watching that closely.

.In fact, he wasn’t even in the same room as the TV, honestly! That’s the ticket!

And that video doesn’t even exist!

Arlen love

Oh, and some more merriment from B0botland

. Suppose they’ll notice

Suppose they’ll consider it a “mistake” to have tried to oppose their own party?

Nah, I didn’t think so either.

3. Huh? Last I looked, Specter is a Dem. And seeing as neither the

Prez or the VP is campaigning for Specter, they noticed.

.They did

They campaigned for him a lot. And they fund raised for him as well. And they used the OFA to try to influence the voters in PA. And now that he might lose, they are avoiding him. Do ya think they might ever admit that it wasn’t a good idea to back him in the first place?

53. Gibbs tomorrow: Arlen who?

never heard of him. :shrug:

But today, Obama is still the multi-dimensional chess player who got his 60th vote out of Specter – yeay!

84. The WH support has nothing to do with ideology.

* WH support for Specter was in exchange for the 60th vote which passed HCR and the stimulus.

* WH support for Lincoln follows the theory that possession is 9/10 of the law. It’s easier and less costly to defend a seat already occupied versus an open seat.

.still some think

Will be hard for the WH to spin a Specter & Lincoln loss or near miss…

as evidence Democratic voters favor ‘moderate’ policies.

Nothing is hard to spin.

Is for me, I promise my favorite Specter memory after the results are in.




Today is the primary in Pennsylvania so I’ll give PA inquirer the top spot: Go Sestak!

.Runner up goes to Metro New York for the outrageous story it reports: no rights but ceremonies for same sex gay marriages?

.In startling news: guess who got lucky with Immigration?

.The leak is restricted to local papers, and so is the panel “hitting on Obama, BP”

The criticism was delivered at the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, which disapproved of both BP and the federal government for failing to anticipate such a catastrophe.

(and it’s from Joementum too). In the photo, they pick bits of tar from the beach.

.The New York Times has a bombshell on Chriss Dodd’s handpick successor to the senate – lying about service in Vietnam

.Moonie Times sports a very shady looking Specter photo – seems he’s sneaking out of that plane

.USA Today on SCOTUS decision

.and WaPo too


Not Your Sweetie

May 2010