May 01, 2009

New Post Label - Rate the Weasel

I found the coolest site. it lets you vote one vote per day on members of congress. You can give them an A to an F. Thanks to Miki for telling me about it.

So today I kick off the "Rate the Weasel" series.

Today's inaugural Rate the Weasel is dedicated to:

Arlen Specter. (from Wikipedia):

Arlen Specter (born February 12, 1930) is the senior United States Senator from Pennsylvania. Elected in 1980, he is currently the 12th-most senior member of the U.S. Senate and the fifth oldest Senator.
Specter has been Pennsylvania's senior senator since April 4, 1991. He is known as a moderate,[2] with conservative views on crime, national security, and Second Amendment rights,[3] and liberal views on abortion, immigration, and the environment. In April 2006, he was selected by Time as one of "America's 10 Best Senators".[4]
A Democrat in his youth, Specter joined the Republicans in 1966; however, on April 28, 2009, he announced his intention to return to the Democratic Party.[5][6] He said that he was increasingly "at odds with the Republican philosophy"[7] and indicated that polling showed that it would be difficult for him to win the 2010 Republican Senate primary

So despite several good things he has done over the years, for selling out his Party, putting the congress one step closer to a one party tyranny, and doing so to maintain HIS personal career he gets a big fat:
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