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2009.03.25

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Alec Mento

No, really, I mean what I say. Sens. Snowe and Collins gave Mr. Specter plenty of cover on his stimulus bill vote. Mr. Specter's famous opposition to the Robert Bork nomination in 1987 changed nothing -- Mr. Bork's nomination would have failed, by a large margin, without his help -- whereas Mr. Specter's famous support of Clarence Thomas helped Mr. Thomas gain confirmation by a mere four-vote margin. Mr. Specter shepherded two reactionary Justices onto the Supreme Court in just six months while he was Judiciary Chair. All of Mr. Specter's crowing about warrantless wiretapping still led him to vote for the FISA Amendments Act. And he's a flat-tax proponent.

St. Chris

You'd think that people would have had enough of silly snark posts.

Alec Mento

I look around me and I see it isn't so.

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Alec Mento's *Penny Rants* books help you relive the horrors of the last 14 years of American politics, but with an improbable optimism and (per Kirkus Reviews) an "acerbic flair" and "a talent for distilling complex ideas into quickly digestible parts." And you can only get these books at Blunt Instruments; click the photo above (or type blunteye.com into your browser) to get them!

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