Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Thursday, June 08, 2006
The Spectre of Dissent
Arlen Specter is at it again.

Everyone is abuzz about Specter's public rebuke of Cheney for fiddling in Congressional business. Indeed, Spectrer did make public his three page letter revealing the inside story on Cheney's fiddling in the Congressional non-intelligence non-oversight. Given recent poll results, this would be a pretty safe thing for a Republican Senator to do. Some are touting that this is yet another representation of the "split" in the Republican party.

I don't see it that way. This "confrontational" behavior by Specter is nothing new. For years he's been publically rebuking the Bush establishment. And very consistently when push comes to shove, he folds like a cheap tent. Who knows, maybe this time Specter will actually, like, do something. But I'm not holding my breath and I don't recommend you to either.