|Meanwhile, Specter backtracked yesterday from comments he made to the New York Times Magazine in an interview to be published Sunday. He had joked about how Norm Coleman of Minnesota could possibly win his legal contest and reclaim his Senate seat, ensuring that there would still be at least one Jewish Republican in the chamber.|
Hmmm, joked? His quote implied that a Franken victory would be an injustice. Not really sure where the humor is in that. Now, I doubt that Specter's quote about wanting Coleman to win was the sole or even primary reason for stripping Specter of his seniority -- rather, I imagine that a lot of Senate Democrats did not want to stand in line behind someone who is only nominally committed to progressive legislation. But bad reporting by the Washington Post.