The most surprising thing about Arlen Specter was that he died.
One on level it is not a surprise. He was 82. He suffered from a variety of serious maladies. He had been hospitalized about a month earlier.
When he went to the hospital, I got a call from a friend at the
I figured: Arlen is so tough, so enduring, I am sure he will pull through this bout with illness, just as he had done before.
Obviously, I was wrong. Specter died on Sunday of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
Here is a link to my piece on him that the