Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bullets & Unicorns: The Magical World Of Arlen Specter

Proving once again the long held idea that there is no real difference between the two arms of the corpocracy we call political parties, Arlen Specter has announced he will switch parties for the 2010 election. Is he the first rat to desert the ship since pundits have written off the Republican Party as just as relevant as a Pontiac since the blowout in the past election, or is he expecting a difficult primary run from a challenger more in tune with the lunatic fringe that is the GOP these days?
Specter first rose to prominence working for the Warren Commission, where he crafted the "Magic Bullet" theory to cover up the conspiracy to have JFK murdered. Later, Specter fought the extradition of the Unicorn Killer from France, where Ira Einhorn had gone to escape justice.
So now, Specter will close his eyes, click his heels together and transform himself from one political belief system to another, all for the sake of holding onto a job. I guess it beats real work.


Tom Harper said...

I didn't know Specter was connected to the Warren Commission. I once read that almost everybody on that commission (Gerald Ford was the exception) ended up either committing "suicide" or getting killed in a freak "accident."

Apparently we're just not supposed to know certain things.

libhom said...

I'm more interested in the purge that drove Specter out of Gopperland than Specter himself. It looks like the Republicans might go the way of the Whigs. I would love it if the Greens replaced them as the second political party.