Once upon a time I thought Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter was a radical right-winger who had to be stopped. Not anymore. Arlen is a Republican, sure, but in terms of Pennyslvania Senators he's my hero, a voice of moderate reason.
Because the other Senator from Pennsylvania is Rick Santorum.
Maybe you don't know Santorum, a man who is against birth control, against abortion, against stem cell research and against Darwin. He's not nice to the poor, he's not nice to the environment, and he's awfully nice to the freaks at the far fringe of the right wing. He's so atrocious that Dan Savage's readers voted to use his name to describe, er, a certain sexual effluvium.
Rick Santorum will be debating his Democratic opponent, Bob Casey, Jr., on September 3rd on "Meet the Press." While Casey is to the right of mainstream democrats, he's still better than Santorum, who has been called "the most vulnerable congressional incumbent this election season."
A cool thing about being registered to vote in Pennsylvania: I get to vote against Santorum. Rock.