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From Arlen Specter (D–Pa.), responding to Joe Sestak’s decision to run against him in next year’s Democratic primary:

His months of indecisiveness on his candidacy raises a real question as to his competency to handle the tough rapid-fire decisions required of a Senator.

Rapid fire?  The U.S. Senate?  Are we talking about the same U.S. Senate here?

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