The Last Of A Breed

Rest in Peace Senator Specter.

Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania died at age 82 of complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on Sunday morning at his home in Philadelphia, his family said. Specter served five terms as a Republican senator and switched political affiliation in 2009.


Arlen Specter was perhaps the last of a dying breed: a Republican who understood that the country was more important than catering to a religious-neoconservative minority.  Perhaps, some might pause for a moment to comprehend his life which was spent in service to his country and to his party, in that order.  It was a distinguishing act that Arlen Specter left the Republican Party in 2009 because he refused to acquiesce to the radical elements of the party.