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Arlen Specter (1930 – 2012)

United States Senator from Pennsylvania.
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Arlen Specter
There is just no sensible, logical reason why we would not make use of stem cell research.
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We're all looking for a plan that will work. The current plan is not working, and 21,500 additional troops -- it's a snowball in July. It's not going to work.
I had a special project to do a campaign for a Philadelphia politician named Arlen Spector [sic]. “When do I get to see Arlen Spector?” I asked. “You don’t.” Spector was a district attorney in Philadelphia, running for mayor. He wanted New York advertising but he had placed through a Philadelphia agency. I complained about not being able to see Arlen Spector. “Are you crazy?” his people said. “Nobody gets to meet Arlen Spector. We can’t even see him.” “All right,” I said, “what’s Arlen Spector for?” “Arlen Spector is for getting elected.” “All right,” I said, “what’s Arlen Spector against?” “Arlen Spector is against losing.” I did the campaign, but Arlen Spector lost.

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I didn't want to get into a political debate with him, but my patience was running thin...My shorts were getting a little tight.
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Resolutions are flying like snowflakes around here.
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There ought to be a million-person march on the Mall... that can be heard in the living quarters of the White House.
Arlen Specter
I would suggest respectfully to the president that he is not the sole decider. The decider is a shared and joint responsibility.
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We will submit legislation to the United States Senate which will...authorize the Congress to undertake judicial review of those signing statements with the view to having the president’s acts declared unconstitutional.
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