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.
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.
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…