There are few politicians I hold in greater disdain than I do Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter. This RINO Republican (Republican in name only) constantly comes off as a smarmy, smug arrogant political hack. (And yes, I’ve met him personally.) He is one of the leading Republican proponents for abortion on demand and the fact that he’s the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is a tribute to the spinelessness that has made the Republican Party in Washington the ineffective failure it has largely been during the last decade.
A self-avowed “centrist”, what he really possesses is a unique ability to get re-elected in spite of the fact that he has no fundamental core principles by which he governs his philosophy or politics.
In just the latest example, he has now come out publicly criticizing the Philadelphia Eagles for their treatment of NFL ingrate Terrell Owens while at the same time, criticizing Owens’ conduct and behavior. Not only that, he’s threatening to haul the leadership of the NFL franchise before a Capitol Hill Committee that oversees anti-trust violations contending that the Eagles refusal to allow Owens to leave the team this year and play for an opponent somehow violated federal monopoly laws. And oh yeah, he can’t stand Owens personally and thinks he should be paid.
Not since (former)New York Governor Cuomo’s pussy-footing stance of “I am personally opposed to abortion but I support a woman’s right to choose abortion” have we seen a bigger example of cowardly wishy-washiness. Quite frankly I have more respect for true-blue liberals of the Kennedy and Wellstone ilk who don’t try to play it both ways than I do for these duplicitious Republicans who wear a so-called conservative party’s label and try to make nice with the liberals.
Too bad the citizens of PA didn’t have the good sense to vote him out of office when they had the chance last year.
But, hey….that’s just MY opinion.
Rant over. (Aren’t you glad?)