Did Arlen Specter misspeak? TWN hopes not.
In his commentary about newly confirmed judge Janice Rogers Brown, Specter argued that she was “undiplomatic” but deserving of confirmation — because “she’s not in the State Department.”
Senator Specter — John Bolton IS in the State Department and doesn’t belong there. We hope that your lucid, grounded clarity on this matter holds.
This from the Washington Post:
But Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) called Brown “a superb judge” who has been subjected to “harsh and, I believe, unfair attacks.” Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) said Brown “has made undiplomatic statements, but she’s not in the State Department.” He called her “worthy of confirmation.”
— Steve Clemons