It seems to me, on CNN, CBS, & Hannity now, Specter is letting himself off the hook using the phrase “litmus test.” So make sure you don’t use that phrase. Yes, he has supported some of the president’s nominees. True. But his temperament, based on what he has said (not in Bork years, in this most recent campaign, and post-election), strongly suggests he is not the right man for the job. As Kate said over the weekend, he declared independence from the president in his comments last week (and thereafter). Why put in place someone who has already proven to you–before getting the job–that he has no intention of being a team player?