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  •  I really think that the biggest contribution... (14+ / 0-)

    ...Specter made today - and may ultimately make to the Democratic Party - is a public relations bonaza of epic proportions. This is much bigger than past party defections - Shelby, Nelson, Jeffords.

    This could be an almost-fatal slap in the face to the GOP. They were on life-support anyway. Specter just kicked the plug a little further on its way out of the socket.  

    "Then a man dripping with Vitalis said I looked like Joe Namath." - Vic Chesnutt

    by turnover on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 09:54:17 AM PDT

    •  Yup, PR value was super!! (0+ / 0-)

      This could be an almost-fatal slap in the face to the GOP. They were on life-support anyway. Specter just kicked the plug a little further on its way out of the socket.  

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