Thursday, April 30, 2009

Specter gets 'the kiss of political death'

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is certain Arlen Specter will not win re-election to another term in the U.S. Senate even after his self-serving switch to the Democratic Party this week.

It all has to do with Elsie Hillman, whom the newspaper describes the "doyenne of Pennsylvania Republican politics," who has a proven track record of backing losers in political races.

Despite Specter's betrayal of the Republican Party, Hillman plans to support him in 2010. Hillman may get lonely as the list of Specter supporters dwindles.

Read the full editorial at the newspaper's Web site.

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