Three points - Holy Shit Arlen Spector edition

By jaredmoshe | Jared Moshé's Blog April 28, 2009 at 4:16AM

Three points - Holy Shit Arlen Spector edition

1) I was originally very optimistic about Tim Geithner as Treasury Secretary. Now, not so much. Larry Summers seems to be running the show, and Geithner's relationship with the good old boys seems no different than it ever was. Is the only kind of change the banks get the type that comes after a decimal point?

2) Robert Rodriguez is bringing back the Predator franchise. I hear hundreds of people with dreams of one day being state governors will be lined to audition.

3) Arlen Specter is now a democrat. I am still processing. The 60 seats thing is pretty meaningless to me as it is basically meaningless in the Senate given the Democrats inability to get party line votes. More interesting is what pressure this puts on other moderate senators. Also, it's a direct result of a right wing primary challenge to Specter making me wonder will this push the other right wing challenges be supported at the risk of more defections or have the Republicans become truly run by the whackjobs (and I mean whackjob in the nicest sense of the word)?

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