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Arlen Specter offers the Democrats a lifeline

By Michael J. Smith on Wednesday December 21, 2005 02:57 PM

The serpentine Arlen Specter says he's been conducting "secret talks" (with whom, I'd like to know?) about getting the Patriot Act passed, with a fig leaf promise to talk about maybe revising it sometime next year. As I wrote yesterday, the Democrats seem to be looking for a dodge-the-bullet stratagem on this issue; they are scared of being called names, but are also finding that the police state is not universally beloved.

It will be interesting to see whether such an unlikely Pied Piper as ol' Arlen can get any of the rats to follow him.

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