Asked whether he cared about a shortage of Jewish Republicans in the Senate, Specter replied: “I sure do. There’s still time for the Minnesota courts to do justice and declare Norm Coleman the winner.”Specter, seeming to forget he was now a full-fledgd card-carrying out-of-the-closet democrat, thought twice about his endorsement of Coleman:
Selling out to the highest bidder, are we, Arlen? If principles were gas, Mr. Specter, it seems, wouldn't be able to drive a pissant's car half-way around a bee-bee.
“In the swirl of moving from one caucus to another, I have to get used to my new teammates,” he said. “I’m ordinarily pretty correct in what I say. I’ve made a career of being precise. I conclusively misspoke.”
Asked who he’s backing now in elections, Specter said, “I’m looking for more Democratic members. Nothing personal.”
Mr. Specter has more in common with a Hennepin Avenue Streetwalker than with any principled Republican.