Pat Toomey, the point man in the successful struggle to drive Arlen Spector out of the Republican Party, speaks out:
"In the end, the support from the three “moderates” was crucial to passing the stimulus bill. Because of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s absence, the GOP needed only one more Senate vote to mount a sustainable filibuster. Had even one of the apostates stood strong, Republicans would have been able to fashion a genuine compromise bill."
Point well taken, Pat. Along this line of reasoning, I would like to point out that if even one of the apostles stood strong, Satan would have been able to fashion a genuine compromise sermon on the mount. Including tax cuts for the Pharisees and more money for chariots.