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just the facts, ma'am

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 19, 2005

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Meave Reston gives us what purports to be a news article on Arlen Specter's role as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Notice her highly professional use of ideological identifiers:

The Pennsylvania Republican is under competing pressures, to be sure -- from a White House that expects him to support whomever the president nominates; from moderate constituents who view him as one of the few swing senators capable of defeating a far-right nominee; and from social conservatives who tried to derail his ascent to the Judiciary chairmanship last fall after he made comments they viewed as hostile to potential anti-abortion nominees.

When a politician comes to feel he's under pressure from "moderates," Meave my dear, perhaps it's time he considered a change of career.

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  • Posted by: Eleazar - Jul. 20, 2005 10:22 AM ET USA

    Specter owes his seat on the Judiciary Committee, to say nothing of his return to the Senate for another term, to President Bush and Senator Santorum. Had they not come to his support, he would have been relegated to honored retirement and a real Republican would now have his seat. In that regard, he had better support the President’s nominee.

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