The Wall Street Journal is joining the fight to keep that crotchety liberal wanker Arlen Specter out of the judiciary committee's chairmanship.
A Judiciary chairman's job is not to pretend that he's the second President but to facilitate a hearing in committee and a vote on the floor. If Mr. Specter wants to vote against a nominee, so be it. But in his institutional role he owes it to his party, and to the President who saved him from political oblivion in the Pennsylvania primary this year, to guarantee every nominee an expeditious floor vote. If Mr. Specter can't make that promise to his colleagues when they organize the new Senate, he doesn't deserve the job.Good for them.