Wheels Coming Off?

May 5, 2009 5:30 p.m.

So was Specter somehow joking when he said he still supports Norm Coleman? A few asked. And we were curious. So Eric Kleefeld asked interviewer Deborah Solomon. And she was sure Specter meant it.

But just as Eric and I were doing the edit we saw a new report that Specter was taking it back, saying he’d misspoken — or to put it in his words, which really defy elaboration: “I have to get used to my new teammates.”

The really weird thing is that you’d figure one of the biggest benefits of leaving the GOP would be not having to pretend to like Norm Coleman anymore. So the whole thing’s sort of weird, right?

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