Jim Boulet Jr. makes an excellent point re: the influence that the Judiciary Committee staff will have, and what a bad idea it is to let Snarlin’ Arlen pick them. It is something I’ve stressed in e-mails and phone calls to the current members of the committee, along with my objections to Specter’s stand on tort reform, affirmative action and his preference for activist judges.
I think it is very important to make the members understand that this is not simply a “Religious Right” vs. “Pro-Choice Senator” argument, and that are plenty of people who are neither especially religious nor primarily concerned with abortion who recognize what a disaster for the party, the President and the country Arlen Specter would be as chairman of this key committee. …
“Spectero delenda est!”