Wednesday, December 28, 2005
PA and CONN to swap Senators
PENNSYLVANIA LOOKS TO MAKE TRADE WITH CONNECTICUT FOR PENNANT STRETCH RUN
December 28, 2005
by The PATriotBlog
The states of Pennsylvania and Connecticut have been negotiating an inter-party trade that would send switch hitting Senator Arlen Specter to Connecticut for future prospect, Senator Joseph Lieberman and a Congressman to be named later.
At first blush it would appear Connecticut is getting the better of the deal, Specter is a 5 term Power Hitter serving as the Chairman of the influential Justice Committee. Lieberman, a 3 term soft spoken reliever, has been a steady closer out of the bull pen for his party, and at one point looked to have super stardom at his reach when he was chosen to be a candidate for vice-president.
Republican coach Ken Mehlman has high hopes for Lieberman, possibly a lefty coming out of the pen or for long relief in a clean up mode. Dem skipper Howard Dean is happy to get a senator of Specter's qualifications.
"Arlene has a good rep in this league. He swings from both sides of the issue, usually throws from the right but he's been known to toss a few curves of his own... to the far left."
Both sides feel they've helped themselves with this trade... but The PATriotBlog sees this trade as a...
Lose Lose proposition.