Opinion: What a difference in 8 years: Arlen Specter video on switching parties
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Yesterday veteran Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania underwent a political thought change operation, changing his party label (and improving his chances of re-election next year) from R to D.
But, back in 2001 the then -Republican Specter had very different thoughts when the then-Republican Jim Jeffords made a similar decision and basically started voting with Senate Democrats.
The 79-year-old Specter looks more than eight years younger back then.
Here, thanks to the ubiquitous, encyclopedic C-SPAN video archives are then-Republican Specter’s thoughts on the then-former Republican Jeffords’ move that the now former Republican Specter would replicate yesterday:
-- Andrew Malcolm
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