May 6, 2009

Arlen Specter tells us about Bob Dole's penis — and other things.

From the Deborah Solomon interview:
You and Bob Dole share a hometown, Russell, Kan. What do they put in the water there?

Debaters’ tonic. Russell is famous for its high-school debate championship teams.

Did you know Dole in your Kansas days?

No. When I moved to Russell in the eighth grade, he was much older, but in the intervening years I’ve pretty much caught up to him.

I assume this was before he was appearing on television in Viagra commercials.

From reliable sources, he did not need Viagra then.
Okay, enough cock talk. Unless this counts;
Many women can never forgive you for your aggressive questioning of Anita Hill during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings. Do you regret your behavior?

No. When a serious charge is made like sexual harassment, the subject is entitled to question the accuser and find out the facts, and that’s what I did.
This doesn't count:
You’re 79 and you’ve endured two bouts of Hodgkin’s disease. Why would you want to run for re-election?

Don’t forget my brain tumors or my bypass surgery or the incorrect diagnosis of A.L.S. on the list of my maladies. But I’m full of vim, vigor and vitality....
Vanity...

Specter also accidentally says he wants Norm Coleman to win. Oops!
“In the swirl of moving from one caucus to another, I have to get used to my new teammates,” he said. “I’m ordinarily pretty correct in what I say. I’ve made a career of being precise. I conclusively misspoke.”

Asked who he’s backing now in elections, Specter said, “I’m looking for more Democratic members. Nothing personal.”
And when he finds more Democratic members, may he tell us what he knows about their members too.

20 comments:

Randy said...

Two thoughts on the Specter spectre spectacle:

1) It will be interesting to see if he lives out his current term.

2) There's no fool like an old fool.

Cedarford said...

I'm no fan of Specter, but that was a rather droll way of saying Bob Dole was quite a stud and ladies man in his younger days, sans Viagra...

Althouse is just doing a "penis ploy" as she did with boob blogging to lure traffic in with naughty innuendo...

BTW - nothing wrong with being a handsome stud. Reagan, Sen John Warner, a younger McCain, LBJ, JFK also "fit" in that category.

EDH said...

Bob Dole: There’s nothing like a penis.

Leland said...

Specter also accidentally says he wants Norm Coleman to win.Payback for the committee assignments?

Joan said...

Payback for the committee assignments?

No, revulsion at the thought of Franken being a United States senator. I don't know what those Minnesotans were thinking.

john said...

Joan -

Barkley took 15% of the Minnesota Senate vote as an independent, most of which probably came at Coleman's expense. It's wrong to think the majority of Minnesotans preferred Franken (or Coleman, for that matter).

Kirk Parker said...

When I first saw this post, I misread the title as "Arlen Specter tells us about Bob Dylan's penis"--what a letdown when I figured out my mistake!

john said...

Back in the day, Arlen must have had quite a wide stance.

William said...

A woman with any type of physical difficulty is a sympathetic figure and, if she publicizes her ailment, is greeted as a hero. Women think prostate enlargement is just the merriest thing ever. The only thing funnier is when a guy catches a short hop in the testes. That just doubles them over. But if any man should ever dare to make fun of a woman's ailments his life on earth is over. If Leno made a few gentle jokes about Mrs Edwards mastectomy, the audience would not respond. But male afflictions from excessive body hair to BPH are fair game. As John Edwards would say, life is so unfair.

Methadras said...

Hey Arlin, vim is vigor you stupid opportunistic parasitic putz.

Penny said...

I was as upset as anyone over Specter's little two step, but then I had to remind myself of a few things. First, you need to be "IN", for it to be good for either of us, and second, that two-step is a mighty simple dance to learn.

Jen said...

Wowee. William seems upset.
Excessive body hair IS funny. Wax it pal.

Albatross said...

No, body hair is fine. Guys waxing is funny.

Unless they're waxing poetic, then it's romantic. Or dorky, depending on your poem.

Jen said...

Men don't wax poetic Albatross. Well, they can try. But they are rarely successful. Mostly, they enjoy commenting on each others Viagra habits.

Albatross said...

And sometimes the commenting blossoms into singing!

Jen said...

"Ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex (or really bad music). Call your doctor if you have a decrease in vision or an erection lasting longer than 4 hours." FOUR HOURS!?! Oh my god. Poor Liddy Dole. Poor women everywhere.

Kirk Parker said...

"a decrease in vision"

otherwise known as "Viagra goggles".

Dale said...

Arlen Spector is the past. He accelerated his ride there, by his own doing, in the last week. No one to blame but himself.

Can't we all just move along?

Fen said...

Heh. 19 posts here on Specter.

If anything, that should be an indicator of where he's headed. Good riddance.

Now, if we could only settle the rest. Does Walmart let you buy tar and feather in bulk?

kentuckyliz said...

Mmmmm the young John McCain mmmmmmmm