On Arlen Spector's comments

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The NY Times weighs in.
I think that his initial comments were a matter of 'open mouth, insert foot'. His later 'clarification' did little to calm the storm.
I tend to believe that he was simply trying to state the obvious, not to threaten to block pro-life appointments. However, he showed an appalling lack of common sense and that, if for no other reason, makes me willing to lobby against his expected appointment.
I will also say that I was puzzled and hurt by Senator Santorum's earlier endorsement of Mr. Spector over his pro-life opponent. It reminded me a lot of how the Republican party in NH schemed to oust a pro-life, pro-family Senator and replaced him with 'moderate' Sununu junior.
I may have voted for more Republicans in this last election than I have ever before in my life, but that doesn't mean that I whole heartedly endorse the party.


I agree totally with you on Sen. Santorum. It's completely and utterly inexplicable to me. The next couple years will tell us a lot about the sincerity of George Bush and the Republican party on the life issues.

Hi Alicia, FYI
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Subj: NEW DATE: "Bork>Specter Pray-In" Tues Nov.16 @ Sen. Bill Frist's Office in DC
Date: 11/6/2004 4:27:18 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: SlatteryNY
To: AliciaGns

Take Stop Specter Action at these brand new websites


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Assemble at either:
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[Some will stay outside Senate Office Building
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461 Dirksen Senate Office Building
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