Specter continues to confound definition
A main concern in setting up a commission, Specter said, is the amount of time it would take to issue a report. "We wouldn't have results for at least two years, and we would have a very different texture here," he said.Maybe we will, maybe we won't...
The first article also mentions some half dozen other things that Specter is involved with, from the Roberts hearings to asbestos-related legislation. The second article mentions how various bigwigs reacted to Specter's idea; most surpising to me was this one:
Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, the Republican Conference chairman, said he supported Specter's desire to hold hearings on this issue, which "clearly falls into the committee's jurisdiction."Specter cites various concerns about detainee handling and rendition, and notes that the topic has been considered "too hot" for anybody to want to take on. He surely seems to be wearing an asbestos suit these days!
"Sen. Santorum looks forward to talking to Sen. Specter about the idea of some sort of commission," Santorum spokesman Robert Traynham said.