Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) has backed off
from his rather interesting comment: "There's still time for the Minnesota courts to do justice and declare Norm Coleman the winner."
Specter explained to CQ
that it was all a mistake:
"In the swirl of moving from one caucus to another, I have to get used to my new teammates," he said. "I'm ordinarily pretty correct in what I say. I've made a career of being precise. I conclusively misspoke."
Asked who he's backing now in elections, Specter said, "I'm looking for more Democratic members. Nothing personal."
As I've posted
, I asked the New York Times'
Deborah Solomon, who conducted the interview, whether Specter seemed like he meant it -- and she says he did.