Arlen Specter died on Sunday. He was one ‘Pub I voted for rather consistently — for Mayor of Philadelphia, US Senator — although like every other pol, there were times where he truly honked me off a helluva lot.
What killed him was yet another round of cancer. The man was a Petri dish of health issues — brain tumors in 1993 and 1996, heart bypass surgery in 1998, Hodgkin’s disease in 2005 and 2008. Fortunately for him, he had health insurance that you and I paid for. Feel better?
I guess this time his physicians couldn’t find the magic bullet.
While we’re on the subject of Republican cancers, here’s news from the Appalachian Trail:
Former Gov. Mark Sanford — now a Fox News contributor — told Fox News host Shannon Bream that President Barack Obama would have to be much more aggressive during the next debate because Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was seen as dominating the first encounter.
The disgraced former Republican governor of South Carolina on Sunday used a racially-coded term in his prediction that the nation’s first African-American president would go on attack and “throw a lot of spears” at Tuesday’s town hall debate.
“Obama’s going to come out in this case much more forcefully, and he’s going to throw a lot of spears,” Sanford opined. — RawStory
We get it, Governor. Nice.
Here’s a guy who gets caught cheating on his wife and lying on national teevee about it. Then he gets up on his hind legs in front of the cameras and literally cries. The wife picks up their four kids and leaves the house, which happens to be the taxpayer-subsidized Governor’s Mansion, and they divorce soon after. He marries the bimbo he was cheating with and…..FOX News hires him.
There’s your role model, kids, in The World According to Republican Family Values.