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Specter Watch


The president met with Senate leaders at the White House this morning. A concerned court watcher (of course, these days, who isn’t?!) relays the scene via a cable news shot:

It was in remarks right outside the WH flanked by Leahy, Frist & Reid, right after they had breakfast w/ POTUS re Supremes. Specter said they had talked about the importance of a candidate who would command lots of support. He harked back to 1987 and the interest groups he loves to talk about so much, and he said they were not the ones who defeated the Bork nomination. It was, he said, JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY that killed the Bork nomination.

Not encouraging.


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