Santorum Excuses

HIS SUPPORT FOR Arlen Specter on the basis of Specter’s ability — as chair of the Senate Judiciary committee — to support Bush’s nominees to, e.g., the Supreme Court.

Which, in fairness, paid off.

And you could wish that more Republicans could make that calculus in reverse. We might not have Sotomayor or Kagen. Or Holder. Or myriad other high criminals and misdemeanants. In Federal office.

Tell me again why was it we got rid of the spoils system? Oh, yeah. A professional Federal Civil Service.

Right. That was it.

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