One gets the feeling that Matt Patterson does not like Arlen Specter:
One of the most ignominious political careers of the modern era will at last sputter to a pitiful end when the 111th Congress finally relinquishes its strangle-hold on the American Republic.
Then again, who does? I’d like to say that it was a disappointment that Specter lost the primary – it would have been fun to beat him in the general – but, truth be told, it was just as much fun to beat Joe Sestak, and this way we got to drink the Other Side’s pain, too. The wild hope added a certain piquancy to the mix.