I wondered what topic would prompt me to write a new blog entry after all this time. There have been several moments during the past months where I *almost* wrote something, but today . . . today is different.
Last night, Pennsylvania held its primary elections, with the key race being Senator Arlen Specter (
R Turncoat-PA) up against Joe Sestak. You may recall when Specter sold his vote/soul on the Stimulus Bill - I wrote to him at the time and told him that if he voted for it I would do everything in my power to make sure this was his LAST term as a Senator. Apparently I wasn't the only one, as he panicked and changed his party allegiance from Republican to Democrat to avoid a Republican primary challenge from Pat Toomey.
Unfortunately, things didn't exactly go as planned for our boy Arlen. Despite the endorsement of the Democratic National Committee and full support from Governor Rendell and President Obama - apparently that was his Faustian deal - he ended up getting a primary challenge anyway - and lost.
Alas, PA law prevents him from changing his party allegiance again and running as an Independent, so there's no Charlie Crist option here. Benedict Arlen, after 29 years in the Senate, is out. Don't let the door hit you on the way out, champ.
What part of "Buh Bye" didn't you understand? The "Buh" or the "Bye"?"