Specter to Obama: Um, can I have a job in your administration?

posted at 7:23 pm on July 15, 2010 by Allahpundit

Alternate headline: “Confirmed: Obama bribed the wrong Pennsylvania Democrat.”

Even at 80 years old, he’d rather cling desperately to power than ease into a luxe retirement. Lot of that going around these days, huh?

Sources tell ABC News that Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Penn., has informed the White House that he would like to consider remaining in public service after his senate term ends at the end of this session, and White House officials are keeping an open mind about possible job openings for him…

Sources said the job discussions are far from anything other than preliminary, and were not part of any “deal” when Specter switched parties and began supporting President Obama’s agenda in earnest. Neither the White House nor Specter had any comment.

Talk of such a job, however, has raised eyebrows among Specter’s Republican Senate colleagues who are now eyeing his votes with added scrutiny.

As Tapper notes, it’s quite a coincidence that after making so much noise about how disappointed he was in Kagan, Specter’s finally decided to vote for her. Quid pro quo, Barry. Exit question: If Crist loses the Florida Senate race, then he, Specter, and Schwarzenegger will all be unemployed next year. Why not have the White House hire all three of them and use them as a team of RINO Superfriends dedicated to touting how much more “sensible” Obama’s policies are for the press?


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Figures.

SoulGlo on July 15, 2010 at 7:25 PM

Why not have the White House hire all three of them and use them as a team of RINO Superfriends

I call boy wonder. – Charlie Crist.

lorien1973 on July 15, 2010 at 7:27 PM

Go to pasture. Or to the opportunist retirement village.

portlandon on July 15, 2010 at 7:27 PM

I’m sure there’s a job waiting at the Frum Forum.

Maybe David Frum would allow Specter to work the same hours David did at AEI.

HDFOB on July 15, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Why not have the White House hire all three of them and use them as a team of RINO Superfriends dedicated to touting how much more “sensible” Obama’s policies are for the press?

Crist could even do one of those catchy songs he and his brethren sing whenever it’s time for the kids to learn a valuable life lesson.

amerpundit on July 15, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Clinging tighter to the sinking ship? Why not?

RedRedRice on July 15, 2010 at 7:32 PM

How about giving him Lewinski’s old job?? ;)

poxoma on July 15, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Teh Won is looking for a caddy, but ‘you will blow me first.’

GnuBreed on July 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Whore!

katy on July 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Arlene will make a good fluffer
Giving a job is a job too you know !!

macncheez on July 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM

How about giving him Lewinski’s old job?? ;)

poxoma on July 15, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Ugh…now how am I going to get that image out of my head.

ElectricPhase on July 15, 2010 at 7:35 PM

He could stand at the front door of the White House and greet visitors like the old people do at Walmart.

Mark1971 on July 15, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Why doesn’t he just retire and spend time with his family?

Is wielding some power (any power) really that great?

JadeNYU on July 15, 2010 at 7:35 PM

The new Tread Czar…

Gohawgs on July 15, 2010 at 7:35 PM

RINO Stupid Powers…ACTIVATE!

Cue sad trombone:

Wah wah wah WAAAAAAAHHHHHH

http://sadtrombone.com/

evilned on July 15, 2010 at 7:36 PM

1. for the money
2. for the road
3. on too D.C.
and 4. Tax payers “I told you so”.

upinak on July 15, 2010 at 7:36 PM

How about giving him Lewinski’s old job?? ;)

poxoma on July 15, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Arlene wears dentures. He might not get Secret Service clearance

macncheez on July 15, 2010 at 7:37 PM

Won’t this worthless politician just go away? No morals and a fine example of why the public views congress for what it truly is. Makes me sick!

whsiii on July 15, 2010 at 7:37 PM

JadeNYU is right. Why can’t he retire? He must be addicted to the perks and the “prestige”.

Rose on July 15, 2010 at 7:37 PM

“… and White House officials are keeping an open mind about possible job openings for him…”

What do they call those guys that hang out in restrooms offering towels and cologne to those who just stunk up the place…?

That’s right, Arlen Specters.

Seven Percent Solution on July 15, 2010 at 7:38 PM

JadeNYU is right. Why can’t he retire? He must be addicted to the perks and the “prestige”.

Rose on July 15, 2010 at 7:37 PM

duh?

upinak on July 15, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Seven Percent Solution on July 15, 2010 at 7:38 PM

I’ve always gone more text book and considered him a horrific apparition. Seemed apt.
But your definition suits him well.

Bee on July 15, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Sources said the job discussions are far from anything other than preliminary

So the job discussions are preliminary. Paid by the word, huh.

Ronnie on July 15, 2010 at 7:42 PM

He could stand at the front door of the White House and greet visitors like the old people do at Walmart.

Mark1971 on July 15, 2010 at 7:35 PM

He could stand on the front lawn dressed as a jockey holding a lantern…

KZnextzone on July 15, 2010 at 7:42 PM

No wonder people are pissed. A job for a vote on the highest court of the land.

Digusting

gophergirl on July 15, 2010 at 7:45 PM

We sure have a lack of honor in DC …

tarpon on July 15, 2010 at 7:45 PM

upinak, I guess that is rather obvious. I know this is off topic but my son is in Sitka for the summer cooking for the tourists. He is a southern California kid and says he loves it up there.

Rose on July 15, 2010 at 7:47 PM

He’s not alone though. A lot of men seem actually afraid of retirement–some women too, but mostly men. My experience with retirement and been that I’m so busy I wonder how I ever found time to work at all. Perhaps it’s because men are more apt to define themselves by their jobs?

jeanie on July 15, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Whore!

katy on July 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Actually his title is:
The Whore. Member of the Galactic Squishies.

Electrongod on July 15, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Too old to be a caddie.

How ’bout official White House Waffle Taster?

munchnstuf on July 15, 2010 at 7:51 PM

JadeNYU is right. Why can’t he retire? He must be addicted to the perks and the “prestige”.

Rose on July 15, 2010 at 7:37 PM

I think most of them are.

However, I wonder how much prestige Specter would actually have at this point. If he did get a job from Obama, it would be out of pity rather than out of Obama actually seeing any value in him.

JadeNYU on July 15, 2010 at 7:54 PM

upinak, I guess that is rather obvious. I know this is off topic but my son is in Sitka for the summer cooking for the tourists. He is a southern California kid and says he loves it up there.

Rose on July 15, 2010 at 7:47 PM

I hope he likes it, but sitka isn’t the rest of Alaska. It is just a tiny island. Right now misquitos and moose rule. :|

Yeah.. and Arlen is a peice of work … on the taxpayers money.

upinak on July 15, 2010 at 7:54 PM

This should make things interesting for the RINOs. What will Graham, Snowe, Collins, Brown, Grassley, etc., get for their votes if they vote for her?

Wethal on July 15, 2010 at 7:57 PM

When my Dad was is his 80′s, he had to poop every hour. How come these old goats in Congress don’t have to step out all the time. It’s like they are really undercover aliens from another planet.

Hummer53 on July 15, 2010 at 7:57 PM

How sweet will it be when Obama throws him under the bus like he did his grandmother! You sleep with a dog, you’re gonna get fleas. One can only hope!

hpk1942 on July 15, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Hummer53 on July 15, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Ever been in the Senate or House and notice a odd smell?

Depends!

upinak on July 15, 2010 at 7:58 PM

the job discussions are far from anything other than preliminary…

What the Hell does that mean?

Socratease on July 15, 2010 at 8:00 PM

As Tapper notes, it’s quite a coincidence that after making so much noise about how disappointed he was in Kagan, Specter’s finally decided to vote for her.

My God, Specter is a slimey, gutter trolling, loser. He’d willingly sacrifice his integrity, dignity, and any self respect, just to remain in a position of power?

Careful there Arlen. Like the AMA….the Obama admins got what they wanted, or needed from you. Prepare for life under the bus!

capejasmine on July 15, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Congress don’t have to step out all the time.

Because from what I see on C-Span they are never there anyway. The seats are mostly empty except for dozing pages and some one is at the dais talking to him/herself. Our tax dollars at work.

jeanie on July 15, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Yep….

Kagan did just enough to get my vote
http://hotair.com/headlines/?p=91930

Arlen’s looking for a post-Senate appointment in the Obama White House…

albill on July 15, 2010 at 10:52 AM

albill on July 15, 2010 at 8:08 PM

What a rat.

Good Lt on July 15, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Pond scum!

IntheNet on July 15, 2010 at 8:10 PM

I think the request was made by his wife…I wouldn’t want him home either…

right2bright on July 15, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Nah!! Just a sad old man who can’t face the end of his career, and can’t see or imagine any other opportunities for himself even with a cushy pension. I guess the concept of going out with dignity is foreign to many of these old guys on the Hill. He’s a jerk I know, but he’s so pathetic that I kind of feel sorry for him.

jeanie on July 15, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Since most of what comes out of the WH is a lie and he cooked up a good one with that bullit a few years back Oblamer can use him to fabricate some better lies.Thats how he became a senator.

docflash on July 15, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Arlen Specter – “Designated AssKicker”.

PatMac on July 15, 2010 at 8:22 PM

I think the request was made by his wife…I wouldn’t want him home either…

right2bright on July 15, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Yep.
She fears the beatings he will give her
when he is umemplyed

macncheez on July 15, 2010 at 8:22 PM

unemployed
oooppppsssss

macncheez on July 15, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Nasty old buzzard can’t deal with the abrupt transition to “Senator Nobody.” Now he’s declined to a feeble old buzzard pleading “please sir, can I have some more?”

obladioblada on July 15, 2010 at 8:26 PM

How desperate is this request?! Begging at the WH door. There’s so much he could do with his money and his prestige and all he can think about is having to leave DC.

jeanie on July 15, 2010 at 8:28 PM

PENNSYLVANIA—HELLO!!!! Have you realized yet that this bum is a self-centered slug?

PaCadle on July 15, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Democrat switching to Republican switching back to Democrat; go figure.

churchill995 on July 15, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Give the guy a break, he suffers from Arlenzheimers. It makes you forget what party you’re in at the moment.

FalseProfit on July 15, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Go to pasture. Or to the opportunist retirement village.

portlandon on July 15, 2010 at 7:27 PM

He wouldn’t last a week at “The Villages”. The old broads are brutal there.

barnone on July 15, 2010 at 8:46 PM

I can haz cheezburger?

Red Cloud on July 15, 2010 at 8:49 PM

RINO Superfriends!! haaahaha perfect AP—I think that’s going to stick.

ted c on July 15, 2010 at 9:06 PM

Exit question: If Crist loses the Florida Senate race, then he, Specter, and Schwarzenegger will all be unemployed next year. Why not have the White House hire all three of them and use them as a team of RINO Superfriends dedicated to touting how much more “sensible” Obama’s policies are for the press?

Alternatively, they could be the Three Amigos, welcoming the illegals over the Southwest border. Umbrellas in the Coronas are optional.

onlineanalyst on July 15, 2010 at 9:18 PM

The World’s Oldest Profession just got it’s World’s Oldest Practitioner…

SuperCool on July 15, 2010 at 9:21 PM

Maybe ObaMao will “bork” Arlen Sphincter now that he has served his purpose.

Arlen, retire gracefully and head to the highlands to bone up further on Scottish law.

onlineanalyst on July 15, 2010 at 9:27 PM

They used to at least pretend that they weren’t whoring themselves out for more government cheese. Now they don’t even bother trying.

Gator Country on July 15, 2010 at 9:28 PM

The World’s Oldest Profession just got it’s World’s Oldest Practitioner…

SuperCool on July 15, 2010 at 9:21 PM

“The twenty’s on the nightstand, Arlen.”

Gator Country on July 15, 2010 at 9:29 PM

Why doesn’t he just retire and spend time with his family?

Is wielding some power (any power) really that great?

JadeNYU on July 15, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Sad. His family probably doesn’t want anything to do with him.

Vince on July 15, 2010 at 9:36 PM

In the words of Blondie,

Don’t go away sad
Don’t go away mad
Just go away!
Go away!
Go away and stay away!

missl on July 15, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Obamalaise has the perfect position for Arlen… Trial case for the ‘Death and Disability Panel’

phreshone on July 15, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Embassador to Uganda!

silenced majority on July 15, 2010 at 10:28 PM

Hey Arlen I’ll pray for you!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atBg9zLI2bA

dhunter on July 15, 2010 at 10:31 PM

RINOCRATS Suck!

dhunter on July 15, 2010 at 10:32 PM

Wouldn’t any job of importance require Congressional approval? So let him park cars.

Marcus on July 15, 2010 at 10:32 PM

And speaking of senatorial wh*res: Guess who had a huddle with Biden today to talk over areas of “mutual significance”?
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/108941-biden-and-sen-graham-to-huddle-thursday

onlineanalyst on July 15, 2010 at 11:06 PM

No way this happens. It would not be good for Obama 2012 in the state of PA.

exdeadhead on July 15, 2010 at 11:15 PM

PGO

Pathetic Geriatric D0uchbag

Tim_CA on July 15, 2010 at 11:24 PM

“White House officials are keeping an open mind about possible job openings for him…”

.
Hmmm, Specter’s too old to be a caddy, but he could probably be Obama’s ball-washer.
He does, after all, have some experience at that.

mrt721 on July 15, 2010 at 11:28 PM

Snarlin’ Arlen could be Zero’s Quisling Czar

viking01 on July 15, 2010 at 11:29 PM

What a complete weasel. He hasn’t even been treated well by the Democrats and he just prostitutes himself up like that?

This is why we need to get so many of these lifelong politicians out of office and get new candidates that are focused on pleasing the voters rather than the special interests.

Mr Purple on July 16, 2010 at 8:02 AM

There are men that want to create havoc. He can’t stir up conflict in a chair in a nursing home.

seven on July 16, 2010 at 8:03 AM

I like Mark Levin’s name for him…Senator Sphincter

Appropriate.

txdoc on July 16, 2010 at 8:54 AM

This is why we need to get so many of these lifelong politicians out of office and get new candidates that are focused on pleasing the voters keeping their vow to uphold the Constitution rather than the special interests.

Mr Purple on July 16, 2010 at 8:02 AM

Fixed that for ya.

UltimateBob on July 16, 2010 at 10:38 AM

Yes Specter as Ambassador to Micronesia. Get him out of the way where he can’t do more damage and doesn’t have access to cameras and tv.

eaglewingz08 on July 16, 2010 at 10:57 AM

How about Walker of the First Dog? Keep Pennsylvania (Avenue) Clean, do not forget bag and scooper.

Steve Z on July 16, 2010 at 11:34 AM

Conan, an Oompa Loompa, and Rumplestiltskin.

Advising The One.

(Time to wake up from this nightmare…please)

BobMbx on July 16, 2010 at 11:53 AM