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Friday, May 08, 2009

Tales Of Harry Reid Speaking Out Of Turn

Harry Reid tries to reassure those nervous about Arlen Specter changing his party affiliation but not his votes since becoming a Democrat by assuring everyone "on procedural votes he'll be with us all the time." When asked, Specter just didn't offer the same impression.

Well, Fox News caught up with Specter today and asked him about that: "Specter merely smiled and repeated several times, 'I'm going to have to talk to Sen. Reid about that.'"

Reid told Fox in response: "I have talked since Monday night of last week on Specter. I'm not going to talk any more about it. I have explained and re-explained and the re-explaining is over with."

And Reid's spokesman Jim Manley said Reid was being "hopeful and optimistic" about Specter's vote, and reiterated what he told me yesterday about this: "Sen. Reid never takes any votes for granted."


Meanwhile, Tom Ridge, who decided against a run for the Republican Senate nomination in Pennsylvania, won't say if he'd vote for Pat Toomey in a general election matchup against Specter. Pat Toomey, as in, the guy who'll be the nominee Pat Toomey.

Hopefully Joe Sestak or some actual Democrat can step in and beat all these clowns.

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