Sunday, April 09, 2006

Specter Calls for 'Specific Explanation'

With disapproval ratings soaring during an election year what has been a GOP monolith for five years is crumbling fast. This morning on the Fox television network Sen. Arlen Specter, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to Reuters, spoke about the snowballing White House leak story: "...There's been enough of a showing here with what's been filed of record in court that the president of the United States owes a specific explanation to the American people."

In the interview Specter went on to say, "I think that it is necessary for the president and the vice president to tell the American people exactly what happened. There has to be a detailed explanation precisely as to what Vice President Cheney did, what the president said to him, and an explanation from the president as to what he said so that it can be evaluated."

That from a senator who is not even running for office this year, but who does remember when the Bush administration held his feet to the fire, not so long ago, over whether he was loyal enough to remain chairman of the Judiciary committee.

1 comment:

Howling Latina said...

Yea, there are a few good Republicans; and I always thought of Arlen Specter as one of the rare ones.

Warner, too, can sometimes be the good guy.

I recall Sen. Charles Mathias of Maryland who would've surely been thrown out of the GOP by this crowd in Washington.

Geez, come to think of it, back in 1980, Republicans tried to mount a primary challenge to no avail, of course.

All right, I cheated and checked the date:)