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: ABC NewsVia: Paterico’s Pontifications