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Another thing I would have asked Specter: Did you lie to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette? Did the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette lie?

As noted in these parts last week, in their endorsement of Specter in October, the editorial board there said:

The best argument for his staying on is his seniority, which puts him

in line to be the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In that

capacity, he would be in a position to block some of the ideologically

extreme federal judges likely to be nominated by President Bush in a

second term, some of them for the Supreme Court. Before the

Post-Gazette editorial board, he promised that no extremists would be

approved for the bench. (Emphasis mine.)

“Extremists,” of course, are the people who reelected the president…

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