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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Spekter: 'Buy me - please!'

Play politics, and it can backfire on you. No, not like Andrew McCarthy's open letter responding to the May 4 roundtable meeting [of] the President’s Task Force on Detention Policy invite.

More like the usual quid pro quo.

Only they unanimously didn't:

The Democratic leader in the Senate promised Sen. Arlen Specter he would retain his seniority when he jumped from the Republican to the Democratic party, Specter told CNN Wednesday, but faced "pushback" from other Democratic senators.

On Tuesday the Senate confirmed that Specter had lost his seniority in a resolution that set out committee assignments for the entire Senate.

The resolution was approved on a unanimous voice vote [emphasis mine].