Thursday, January 28, 2010

Arlen Specter Trails Big Time in Pennsylvania

The man who came up with the "magic bullet" theory of the Kennedy Assassination (Do you think he might have increased his ratings among the elite with that doozy of a theory?), is trailing in the polls, like really trailing.

A new poll from Franklin and Marshall College shows Arlen Specter trails Republican Pat Toomey by 14 points, 45 percent to 31 percent. Only 34 percent of Pennsylvanians gave Specter favorable job marks, with 58 percent saying he was doing a “fair” or “poor” job as senator.

Just 29 percent of Pennsylvanians said Specter deserves reelection, with 60 percent responding that it’s time for a change.


  1. Maybe after he's dis-elected Arlen will have some time to spend with his good friend Ira Einhorn, convicted murderer of his young girlfriend. Snarlin Arlen's history for the young PAers:
    Specter successfully argued that Einhorn was not a flight risk and should have his bail reduced from US $100,000 to US $40,000. After Montreal socialite Barbara Bronfman, heir to the Seagram’s fortune, paid the 10% minumum for his release, Einhorn fled to Sweden and avoided arrest for 16 years. After Einhorn was tracked down in France living under an alias 1997, Specter argued the Unicorn would face the death penalty in the United States if extradited back there. This gave Einhorn four more years of freedom from American justice as wranglings over legal inconsistencies between France and the United States were ironed out.

    Robert Bork
    As Senator, Specter opposed the nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court in 1987. His opposition to the nomination is seen by many as the key reason why the social-conservative Bork was derailed. Many Republicans at the time never forgave Spectre for his betrayal of conservatism.

    When Specter ran for President on the Republican ticket in 1995, he was seen by some as being able to “trim the far-right fringe” of the party represented by the social conservatives Pat Buchanan, Ralph Reed and Pat Robertson. During his campaign, Specter said, “Neither this nation nor this party can afford a Republican candidate so captive to the demands of the intolerant right that we end up re-electing a President of the incompetent left.”

  2. Westwright - I'm a bit confused. You seem to be crtiquing Specter for his actions in the Einhorn and Bork cases but the Specter quote you end with seems to accurately describe our past and present political situations.

    In 1995 Clinton was part of the far left and today Obama is part of the far left. And the Bushes were captives of the far right. They fought holy wars in the mid-east for crying out loud!

    I am not a fan of Specters but what exactly is your point?