Specter Says He'll Support Holder for AG

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eric Holder's confirmation as the first
African-American attorney general seems assured now that he has a
key Republican's vote of confidence.
Sen. Arlen Specter, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary
Committee, says he'll support confirmation. The committee is
scheduled to vote today to report the nomination to the full
Senate.
The Pennsylvania senator says Holder will have "significant
Republican backing."
No Republican has come out against Holder. However, several
criticized him sharply for his role in some pardons by former
President Bill Clinton. They also disapproved of his failure to
recommend an independent counsel's investigatwrong signal to passengers
and make it harder for flight attendants to enforce safety
regulations.
Deborah Crowley, president of Spirit's flight attendants union
chapter, said in a statement that "turning flight attendants into
walking billboards is unacceptable."
The union also said it found some of Spirit's advertisements to
be sexist and demeaning.
A telephone message left with a spokeswoman for the
Miramar-based carrier was not immediately returned.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Elmo Location: The Street on Jan 29, 2009 at 10:06 AM
    Karen, you are doing wonders for your Messiah's pledge of Bi-partisanship! I'm sorry, that was a big word. How about "we'll work together on stuff."
  • by Elmo Location: The Street on Jan 28, 2009 at 03:05 PM
    Danny - the key point here is - why should our tax money be shuttered around the globe until we take care of our own economy? I may be missing the point, but I'm just saying that if I have $50 in my bank account, I'm not writing you a check for $100....guess you're right though. once we abolish all immigration laws, they will be our problem...
  • by Karen on Jan 28, 2009 at 08:49 AM
    Hey Mr Spector,who cares if you do or do not support him, it's a done deal get over it with all your losing republican friends.
  • by Danny on Jan 28, 2009 at 08:37 AM
    Let,s see here now an abortion costs a $1000 verses us taxpayers raising a child the mother doesn't want and that price is probably around $250,000. I say pay for the abortion--it's 250 times cheaper.
  • by Elmo Location: The Street on Jan 28, 2009 at 08:22 AM
    Looks like we're on the right track for turning it around. Country's in a recession, and we counter that by sending taxpayer money to pay for overseas abortions. Yep, that'll help.
  • by Jenna on Jan 28, 2009 at 06:36 AM
    Spector, your days of clout are done, thanks to the big elections.
  • by Wilson on Jan 28, 2009 at 06:35 AM
    Who cares,the republicans are lame ducks and for once we just might get this country tirned around after 8 years of complete failure on their part.

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