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    Former senator Arlen Specter, 82, dies of cancer

    (Reuters) - Arlen Specter, a gruff, independent-minded moderate who spent three decades in the U.S. Senate but was spurned by Pennsylvania voters after switching in 2009 from Republican to Democrat, died on Sunday of cancer, his family said. He was 82.
    Specter had announced in August a recurrence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, cancer of the lymphatic system. His son Shanin Specter confirmed his death in Philadelphia.
    Resilient, smart and aggressive, the former prosecutor frequently riled conservatives and liberals on his way to becoming Pennsylvania's longest-serving U.S. senator. He was elected to five six-year terms starting in 1980. He left the Republican Party because he said it had become too conservative.


    Former senator Arlen Specter, 82, dies of cancer | Reuters

    Since I didn't see any posts about this as of yet, I thought I should do it.

    It's always a sad thing when a public servant passes on.
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    Re: Former senator Arlen Specter, 82, dies of cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Former senator Arlen Specter, 82, dies of cancer | Reuters

    Since I didn't see any posts about this as of yet, I thought I should do it.

    It's always a sad thing when a public servant passes on.
    can't agree with you that he was a public servant
    he was nothing more than an opportunist
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    Re: Former senator Arlen Specter, 82, dies of cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Former senator Arlen Specter, 82, dies of cancer | Reuters

    Since I didn't see any posts about this as of yet, I thought I should do it.

    It's always a sad thing when a public servant passes on. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    He was far from my favorite senator, but I'm still sorry to see he's gone.
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    Re: Former senator Arlen Specter, 82, dies of cancer

    I didn't like his politics but he certainly lived a full life and left his mark on the country. I hope he rests in peace.

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    Re: Former senator Arlen Specter, 82, dies of cancer

    Not an RIP thread?
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    Re: Former senator Arlen Specter, 82, dies of cancer

    RIP. sad to see anyone succumb to cancer. he fought it for a long time.

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    Re: Former senator Arlen Specter, 82, dies of cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Former senator Arlen Specter, 82, dies of cancer | Reuters

    Since I didn't see any posts about this as of yet, I thought I should do it.

    It's always a sad thing when a public servant passes on. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    specter was just a politician, not a public servant. Pols can be replaced as easy as light bulbs.

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    Re: Former senator Arlen Specter, 82, dies of cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    specter was just a politician, not a public servant. Pols can be replaced as easy as light bulbs.
    ask his family if he's easily replaceable..

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    Re: Former senator Arlen Specter, 82, dies of cancer

    RIP to the Senator. He was a constant political presence most of my life. Sorry to his passing.

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    Re: Former senator Arlen Specter, 82, dies of cancer

    82! He lived a good life. RIP.

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