Agreeing with Joe Biden is something I considered unlikely to happen, but this proves that even conservatives and liberals can find common ground on some issues:
[Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter] Ã¢â‚¬â€œ one of three who voted for the stimulus package Ã¢â‚¬â€œ found himself the target of good-natured cracks from Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and no lesser personage than the Vice President.
Noting that Specter had supported the stimulus to his own Ã¢â‚¬Å“peril,Ã¢â‚¬Â Rendell joked: Ã¢â‚¬Å“You could make life a little easier for yourself by taking that registration card of yours and making that little change from Ã¢â‚¬ËœRÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ to Ã¢â‚¬ËœD.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢Ã¢â‚¬Â
Biden, too, expressed gratitude by telling Specter that deep down inside, the veteran Republican Ã¢â‚¬â€œ whoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s vulnerable to a challenge from the right in 2010 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ is really a Democrat.
Specter returned fire with a self-deprecating joke, according to the pool report, answering Rendell by commenting: Ã¢â‚¬Å“These comments sound more like eulogies.Ã¢â‚¬Â
A eulogy for Specter’s Senate career, hopefully.
The only thing in Biden’s statement I disagree with is that Specter is a Democrat “deep down.” No, Joe — Arlen Specter’s Democrat streak is like your hair plugs: right there on the surface and obvious as hell.