Sam Stein relays some promising rhetoric:

"I believe we ought to pass comprehensive health care reform and we ought to do it now and there is a way to do it," [Arlen] Specter said. "I provided the 60th vote. We passed it in the Senate. Let the House accept it, simultaneously with a bill to make certain changes through reconciliation and 50 votes. There will be no disagreement about taking away the giveaway to Nebraska and Louisiana and the other inappropriate measures but let's move ahead and let's move ahead now."

I guess I know now what my political identity now means: I'm a Specter conservative. Which forces me to be, for the time being, an honorary Democrat.

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