Cook on Arlen
In his Off to the Races e-mail column today (Tuesday), Charlie Cook observes:
If Specter is allowed to take over the Judiciary Committee -- not a certain outcome after he seemed to warn Bush about nominating a Supreme Court justice who would vote to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights -- he is likely to be on such a short leash that for once, the leadership might actually have some control over him. Well, maybe.Specter on a leash? I don't see it happening, and if the GOP wants to do that, they would be better picking a different chairman.
Now that I mention it, they would be better picking a different chairman either way.