Arlen Spector finally comes out of the closet:
Veteran Republican Sen. Arlen Specter announced Tuesday that he is switching parties, a move would give Democrats a filibuster-proof 60 seats if Al Franken is seated in the Minnesota race. “I have decided to run for re-election in 2010 in the Democratic primary,” the Pennsylvania senator said in a statement.
This has to be the least shocking political news since Reagan won reelection in 1984. It would be nice if all the neocons would hurry up and follow suit. And you might want to keep this demonstration of deep and abiding loyalty in mind the next time the Republican elite insists on putting up a Ford/Dole/McCain for election and expects you to show fealty to the party.