Friday, July 16, 2010

Arlen Specter to Obama Administration: I need a job



Arlen Specter, the poster child of self-serving politicians, is once again looking out for his bacon rather than his constituents. 
Jake Tapper: Sources tell ABC News that Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pennsylvania, has informed the White House that he would like to consider remaining in public service after his Senate term ends at the end of this session, and White House officials are keeping an open mind about possible job openings for him. […]
Sources said the job discussions are far from anything other than preliminary, and were not part of any "deal" when Specter switched parties and began supporting President Obama's agenda in earnest.
Neither the White House nor Specter had any comment.

Talk of such a job, however, has raised eyebrows among Specter’s Republican Senate colleagues, who are now eyeing his votes with added scrutiny. For instance, Specter seemed not particularly impressed with Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, whose nomination as solicitor general Specter opposed last year. This week, he announced support for her Supreme Court nomination.
I am sorry, but there is only one word to describe Arlen Specter and it is “whore”. One would think that after the Sestak quid pro quo both Specter and the administration would know better than to entertain such a notion.

Specter’s request does make you wonder about his sudden turnaround on the Kegan nomination. Was this Specter showing the administration he is willing to play ball or is this payment for a job already promised?  Things that make you go hummm.

Via: Paterico’s Pontifications 

5 comments:

billd said...

you are too kind (ok, not good to revel in the depravity of others)

AMW said...

Excellent blog. Keep up the good work, & I hope you consider following mine as well.

Jenny said...

Oh, no need to wonder about his position on Kagan. He used his indecision as a fishing expedition. He has absolutely no shame and would sell his own mother if she weren't already dead.

Nick Rowe said...

What a sad, sorry, loser Specter is.

It's one thing to disagree with a man's viewpoints, but when he voted "Not proved" in the impeachment hearings I realized what a complete nut job and fence straddler he is. Worse, he presents his fence sitting and flip flopping as intellectual sophistication and political moderation.

I'm reminded of that line from the Karate Kid. Right side of the road, ok. Left side of the road, ok. Middle of the road, squished like grape.

El Cerdo Ignatius said...

I don't understand Specter at all. He's 80 years old. I'm sure he has managed to save some money after earning more than $100,000 per year for a couple of decades, and he has access to a decent pension. Can't the guy take up golf? Can't he start volunteering at a local hospital or at his church? Can't he be content to spend time with his grandchildren? Plus, the guy's had two rounds of cancer in the last 10 years. Does he not hear the clock ticking? And he still wants a government job after his term ends this December?

Strange. Very, very strange.

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