Arlen J. Specter (February 12, 1930 – October 14, 2012) by Gabe Lorden,

Arlen J. Specter (February 12, 1930 – October 14, 2012) – posted by Gabriel Lorden

Senator Arlen Specter Former U. Arlen Specter, the outspoken Pennsylvania centrist whose switch from Republican to Democrat ended a career in which he played a pivotal role in several Supreme Court nominations, died Sunday.

Who would have thought someone would bring up former PA Senator Arlen Specter in tonight's GOP debate? In any event, here's a video of Specter doing stand-up comedy back in December. (h/t Niels Lesniewski)

Open mic for Arlen Specter at Helium Comedy Club on Sanson Street.

Arlen Specter Quotes About intelligence - 38487

Arlen Specter Quotes About intelligence - 38487

Arlen Specter Dead: Former Senator Dies From Complications Of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

Former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter Dies

Arlen Specter Dead: Former Senator Dies From Complications Of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

Traitor to the GOP...Arlen Specter

The death of a moderate

Arlen Specter on the NFL

Arlen Specter on the

WASHINGTON -- In his new memoir, Arlen Specter, the moderate Republican senator from Pennsylvania who famously switched to the Democratic Party in 2009, decries the partisanship and extremism in modern politics.

Former Republican Senator Says GOP's War On Women Has Hurt It 'Terribly'

WASHINGTON -- In his new memoir, Arlen Specter, the moderate Republican senator from Pennsylvania who famously switched to the Democratic Party in decries the partisanship and extremism in modern politics.

Former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (of Pennsylvania) died at age 82 from complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on 10/14/12.

Former Senator Arlen Specter Has Died

Senator Arlen Specter (of Pennsylvania) died at age 82 from complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on

Arlen Specter (Malcolm Gets) from From Anita Hill to Angela Wright: Get to Know the Confirmation Players  Malcolm Gets, known for his stage work and Caroline in the City, said he is not portraying Senator Arlen Specter as a villain of the story. He said Specter was a "savvy, bright man." At the time, Specter said he felt Anita Hill's testimony was perjurious.

Arlen Specter (Malcolm Gets) from From Anita Hill to Angela Wright: Get to Know the Confirmation Players

Malcolm Gets, known for his stage work and Caroline in the City, said he is not portraying Senator Arlen Specter as a villain of the story. He said Specter was a savvy, bright man. At the time, Specter said he felt Anita Hill's testimony was perjurious.

Whatever his rhetoric, Santorum at the end of the day embraced many of the big government initiatives of the Bush administration, including the Medicare prescription drug plan. Though he now speaks out against earmarks, he took them while in the Senate. He also pushed milk supports for dairy farmers in rural Pennsylvania. And who can forget the fact thathe endorsed Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey in the 2004 GOP Senate primary in Pennsylvania. And we all know how that turned out -- Specter…

Whatever his rhetoric, Santorum at the end of the day embraced many of the big government initiatives of the Bush administration, including the Medicare prescription drug plan. Though he now speaks out against earmarks, he took them while in the Senate. He also pushed milk supports for dairy farmers in rural Pennsylvania. And who can forget the fact thathe endorsed Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey in the 2004 GOP Senate primary in Pennsylvania. And we all know how that turned out -- Specter…

Arlen Specter quits his day job. Unfortunately... (My latest at PJMedia)

Arlen Specter quits his day job. Unfortunately. (My latest at PJMedia)

Arlen Specter was the former Philadelphia District Attorney and five-time senator who helped reauthorize the Patriot Act. Learn more at Biography.com.

Arlen Specter was the former Philadelphia District Attorney and five-time senator who helped reauthorize the Patriot Act. Learn more at Biography.com.

There's nothing more important than our good health - that's our principal capital asset. / Arlen Specter

Arlen Specter Quotes

There's nothing more important than our good health - that's our principal capital asset. / Arlen Specter

Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Senator, Is Dead at 82 - Politics/U.S. - NYTimes.com

Arlen Specter, Former Senator, Dies at 82

Specter was at the center of many of the Senate’s most divisive legal battles, only to lose his seat in 2010 after quitting the Republican Party to become a Democrat.

Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter

Arlen Specter -- 'one of the few truly wild cards' -- dead at 82 - CNNPolitics

Arlen Specter -- 'one of the few truly wild cards' -- dead at 82

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