Specter has been citing his seniority on the Appropriations Committee as he hits the campaign trail as a Democrat.Now... how do we spin juniority as a good thing?
"My senior position on Appropriations has enabled me to bring a lot of jobs and a lot of federal funding to this state," Specter said at a town hall meeting on Monday.
Over and over, he made a point of telling an auditorium filled with medical faculty and staff about the hundreds of millions of dollars he delivered to the Keystone State, thanks to the power he's accumulated in his 29 years in the Senate.
"Pennsylvania has a big interest in my seniority, a big interest," he said.
A day later, the Senate stripped him of that seniority. The resolution, which set out committee assignments for the entire Senate, was approved on a unanimous voice vote.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
We Go Way Back...
Arlen might need to adjust his campaign message: