And as an act of faith, the first thing Arlen Specter did to demonstrate his proclaimed values was... change parties.
Think about that for a moment.
Why should any person who claims to not be defined by party affiliation, even care enough to so grandiosely publicize that he or she is switching parties?
And wouldn't a person supposedly not defined by a party, in keeping with his or her principles, choose NOT to belong to any party at all?
All Specter is proving is that America has scarce few real leaders. What America does have is an excessive amount of damned fools who aren't shy about their willingness to be yanked around by their noses by whatever "the party" tells them. And Arlen Specter is one of 'em.