DoubleCrossed! and I Love It.

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    Specter Will Be Junior Democrat on Committees














    Specter Will Be Junior Democrat on Committees - Roll Call

    He gets to keep the special committee on aging!


    Never Eveah Twust a Democrat! :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    The Senate dealt a blow tonight to Sen. Arlen Specter's hold on seniority in several key committees, a week after the Pennsylvanian's party switch placed Democrats on the precipice of a 60-seat majority.

    In a unanimous voice vote, the Senate approved a resolution that added Specter to the Democratic side of the dais on the five committees on which he serves, an expected move that gives Democrats larger margins on key panels such as Judiciary and Appropriations.

    Senate Democrats Deny Specter Committee Seniority - Capitol Briefing
     
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    Wow. I wonder if he's going to be pissed off about that. He told someone in an interview that he was keeping his seniority. He got himself into some difficult exchanges with David Gregory on MTP, he should have never done that interview. I'm not so sure he is going to win the election even.

    I even wanted to smack him one after some of his responses. I think Democrats are doing him the favor and he keeps talking about not being loyal to them.
     
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    Puh-lease. Doing him a favor? He's too far right for the Democrats. They don't want him. They want his vote in the Senate. Nothing more. As is obvious. Sit in the corner, shut up, and vote how we tell you.
     
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    Well, that's a conundrum. I'm sure he's feeling betrayed, so he may now vote against the dems. But if he does that, he may not get his seniority back next term. But without seniority, he may not get re-elected. :eek:
     
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    It would be hard for me to believe that the Dems would promise him senior positions and then reneg. That would be completely shooting themselves in the foot as far as other potential cross-overs.
     
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    I can't wait until the next episode of Survivor: Capitol Hill.
     

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