Toomey (Again) Bashes Specter, Accepts Sestak’s Health Care Town Hall Challenge

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August 21, 2009 11:33 a.m.

Conservative Senate hopeful Pat Toomey and Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) are just ally-ooping Sen. Arlen Specter.

Toomey has agreed to Sestak’s suggestion that the two hold a joint town hall on health care in Toomey’s home of Allentown.

“I eagerly accept Congressman Sestak’s gracious invitation, and look forward to our respective campaigns working out the logistics over the next couple of days,” Mr. Toomey said. “I’m happy to welcome Joe to the great city of Allentown and I’d extend to him an invitation to share a beer with me at one of our fine local establishments after the town hall meeting.”

While I look forward to a substantive debate about honest differences with Congressman Sestak, I wish such an exchange was possible with Arlen Specter. Unfortunately, with Senator Specter, one never knows which Arlen Specter will show up–the May 2009 version who opposed a public health care option, or the August 2009 version who ardently supports it. Either way, I would be interested in having a similar discussion with Senator Specter and hereby extend to him an invitation to participate with me in a separate town hall meeting on health care.

Presumably, if the two hold a Beer SummitTM in Allentown, the point of order will be “How can we best take down Arlen Specter.”

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