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Specter As Trojan Horse

Just in case progressive Dems needed one more reason to urge Joe Sestak to run in PA’s Democratic Senate primary and tear Arlen Specter a big, new one, TPM‘s Eric Kleefeld has a post quoting Specter in a New York Times Magazine interview: “There’s still time for the Minnesota courts to do justice and declare Norm Coleman the winner.”
Apparently Specter sees himself as a sort of Trojan Horse Democrat, entering as a gift, then doing as much damage on the inside as he can. As Kleefeld asks, “So what exactly are the Dems getting out of this whole deal?”
You couldn’t blame Sestak for balking at taking on Tom Ridge, but if ever he needed a “that does it” clincher to run, here it is.

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