It took only a couple hours for the GOP to start throwing knives in the back of Sen. Arlen Specter, who’s abandoning the Republican party for the Democratic ticket to save his Pennsylvania seat.
Above, GOP chairman Michael Steele reveals his non-surprise as Specter’s move. In a statement, Steele says: “Let’s be honest — Sen. Specter didn’t leave the GOP based on principles of any kind. He left to further his personal political interests because he knew that he was going to lose a Republican primary due to his left-wing voting record. Republicans look forward to beating Sen. Specter in 2010, assuming the Democrats don’t do it first.” Below, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky responds: