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Looks like Snarlin' Arlen is at it again. If I remember correctly, he was the one who was so furious at Anita Hill for slowing down Clarence Thomas' confirmation. So I guess he's just a gigantic hypocrite:

Sen. Arlen Specter, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, has just thrown a wrench into the Eric Holder hearings planned for early January, saying Holder's involvement in the Marc Rich pardon is a "red flag" and a "very serious matter."

Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) has been pushing for an early January hearing so that Holder could quickly be confirmed at Barack Obama's attorney general and be in his office by the Jan. 20 inauguration.

But Specter is already applying the brakes, indicating that Republicans are going to make a big deal out of Holder at the hearing.

I mean, the Attorney General isn't important for national security or anything...

"There are questions that need to be addressed," Specter said in a Senate floor speech.

There are times when I have respected Sen. Specter in the past, but then I remember his little "magic bullet theory" from the Warren Commission and, well, his complete fealty to George W. Bush.

All I've got to say is that labor unions better stop supporting this asshole for his re-election.

Originally posted to I said GOOD DAY sir on Wed Dec 10, 2008 at 02:36 PM PST.

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