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The Reality of Specter

Based on e-mails I’m getting, there’s a large group of conservatives rightfully fuming at the Arlen Specter hiring former NAACP lawyer to his Judiciary Committee staff, which Ramesh first reported here last Wednesday.

Republican senators who gave Specter the benefit of the doubt, who supported him against their better judgment (in large part because of the darn Senate club rules) had better lean on him big-time now.

We cannot afford to lose this fight on judges. And if we do—if we wind up with bad appointments—the GOP will be to blame, because they let Specter be the gatekeeper.

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