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Is Arlen Specter Angling For ObamaCare?

ABC's Jake Tapper is reporting that everyone's least favorite party jumper, Arlen Specter, is looking for a handout now that the Pennsylvania Democratic electorate have rejected him as handily as Republican voters were planning on doing.

Sources tell ABC News that Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pennsylvania, has informed the White House that he would like to consider remaining in public service after his Senate term ends at the end of this session, and White House officials are keeping an open mind about possible job openings for him.

Specter, who was defeated in his March primary by Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pennsylvania, is a close friend of Vice President Joe Biden and someone praised for his leadership in pushing for greater funding for the National Institutes of Health

...Some who know Specter say he's eager to go out with a bang -- to have a more majestic career-ender -- and not to be known in perpetuity as a party switcher, an inquisitor of Anita Hill, or as a leading advocate on the Warren Commission of the single-bullet theory.

He already got the career-ender he deserved - rejected by voters in both parties...


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Maybe Specter should run ag... (Below threshold)

Maybe Specter should run against one of Obama's Capitol Hill cronies. It seems that's the way to get job offers from the Obama administration.

In consideration of Specter... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

In consideration of Specter's long career, I think Obama should extend him the honor of being the first case before his Death Panel.

He's an attention whore tha... (Below threshold)

He's an attention whore that is enthralled by the power he has. I suspect that in a bit over two years he's going to be sent packing, a bitter husk denied the trappings of power by the very peons he so often sneered at.

Couldn't have happened to a bigger asshole and seeing him gone from the public trough will be icing on the cake.

If we are lucky he wont see... (Below threshold)
rich K:

If we are lucky he wont see that bus coming as he walks so casually across the rotunda,,,,,,

This guy just can't let go.... (Below threshold)

This guy just can't let go. That should tell us a lot about who we vote into office.

This guy,like so many, is w... (Below threshold)

This guy,like so many, is what happens all too often when these a** holes are in Congress as long as they are. Arlen, you are nothing but a power whore with your own interests in mind but thanks for waking my lazy a** up. Every time I see you, Ried, Pelosi, Dodd...soooo many many more... I think TERM LIMITS...and somebody got to go to jail.

Maybe they can give Specter... (Below threshold)

Maybe they can give Specter that job they promised Sestak.

This is Specter's way of te... (Below threshold)

This is Specter's way of telling the electorate, "So, you don't want me representing you? I'll bypass all that and get appointed to foist whatever I can on you without your vote."

Ambassador to Antarctica.</... (Below threshold)
James H:

Ambassador to Antarctica.

Poor Arlen. Sold his soul,... (Below threshold)

Poor Arlen. Sold his soul, now finds that since he can't "DO" anything further for Obama, Obama will have nothing to "DO" with or for him.

Arlen has to be the dumbest thing on two feet. Barry didn't come out on the campaign trail for dear Arlen. Now Arlen expects Barry to provide him with a job? Maybe Arlen should just have "FOOL" tattooed on his forehead and leave quietly by the back door.

Arlenan is angling for a de... (Below threshold)

Arlenan is angling for a death panel.

The dem's used him and now ... (Below threshold)

The dem's used him and now they will throw hima way like Sheehan. He is not use to them anymore politicly. ww






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