Saturday, January 23, 2010

Arlen Specter to Michele Bachmann: "Act Like a Lady" By Brian Montopoli


January 21, 2010

In a joint interview on a Pittsburgh radio station, Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania told conservative Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota that she should "act Like a lady."

You can listen to the exchange at Real Clear Politics.

As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, Specter's comments came amid a contentious exchange on 1210 AM's Dom Giordano Show. After Bachmann spoke at length, Specter started to respond and Bachmann interjected. Specter then asked Bachmann to "stop interrupting," stating, "I didn't interrupt you."

"Now, wait a minute, I'll stop and you can talk," he said. "I'll treat you like a lady. Now act like one."

"Well, I am a lady," Bachmann replied.

After the two bicker further, Specter again says Bachmann should "act like a lady." When Bachmann again states that she is a lady, Specter replies, "I think you are too, that's why I'm treating you like one. But just don't interrupt me."

Specter later complains that Bachmann, who insisted she voted for "prosperity" when Specter asked her about a specific vote, is "talking from talking points."

Writes Glenn Thrush: "Bachmann is hardly a beloved figure in Democratic circles. But how many liberal women, whom Specter badly needs to defeat front-running Pat Toomey, would appreciate being told to 'act like a lady' by a male debate partner?"

Specter, a Republican-turned-Democrat, is trailing Republican Pat Toomey 49 percent to 40 percent in the Pennsylvania Senate fight, according to a new Rassmussen

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Republican Lodges Of Massachusetts


LODGE, Henry Cabot, (1850 - 1924)

Senate Years of Service: 1893-1924
Party: Republican

LODGE, Henry Cabot, (great-grandson of George Cabot, grandfather of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., and John Davis Lodge),
a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., May 12, 1850; attended a private school and graduated from Harvard University in 1871; editor of the North American Review 1873-1876; graduated from the Harvard Law School in 1874 and admitted to the bar in 1875; earned one of the first Ph.D. degrees in history and government granted by Harvard University in 1876; lecturer on American history at Harvard University 1876-1879; member, State house of representatives 1880-1881; author of many historical, biographical, and
political works; unsuccessful Republican candidate in 1882 for election to the Forty-eighth Congress and in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth, Fifty-first, and Fifty-second Congresses and served from March 4, 1887, until March 3, 1893, when he resigned; had been reelected to the Fifty-third Congress, but was later elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1893; reelected to the Senate in 1899, 1905, 1911, 1916, and 1922 and served from March 4, 1893, until his death; Republican Conference chairman (1918-24); president pro tempore (1911-13); chairman, Committee on Immigration (Fifty-fourth through Sixty-second Congresses), Committee on Printing (Fifty-fifth Congress), Committee on the Philippines (Fifty-sixth through Sixty-first Congresses), Committee on Private Land Claims (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Foreign Relations (Sixty-sixth through Sixty-eighth Congresses), Republican Conference (1918-24); appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt a member of the Alaskan Boundary Tribunal in 1903; member of the United States Immigration Commission 1907-1910; overseer of Harvard University from 1911 until his death; represented the United States as a member of the Conference on Limitation of Armament in 1921; died in Cambridge, Mass., on November 9, 1924; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery.


American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Garraty, John A. Henry Cabot Lodge: A Biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953; Lodge, Henry Cabot. The Senate of the United States, and Other Essays and Addresses Historical and Literary. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925.


LODGE, Henry Cabot, Jr., (1902 - 1985)

Senate Years of Service: 1937-1944; 1947-1953
Party: Republican; Republican

LODGE, Henry Cabot, Jr., (great-great-great grandson of George Cabot, great-great grandson of John Davis of Massachusetts, great-great grandson of Elijah Hunt Mills, grandson of Henry Cabot Lodge, brother of John Davis Lodge, and nephew of Augustus P. Gardner), a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Nahant, Essex County, Mass., on July 5, 1902; graduated from Middlesex School, Concord, Mass., in 1920 and from Harvard University in 1924; engaged in newspaper work 1924-1931; member, Massachusetts State legislature 1933-1936; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1936; reelected in 1942, and served from January 3, 1937, until his resignation on February 3, 1944, to go on active duty during the Second World War in the United States Army; the first United States Senator since the Civil War to leave the Senate in order to go to war; served in the Mediterranean and European Theaters, rising to lieutenant colonel; again elected to the United States Senate in 1946 and served from January 3, 1947, to January 3, 1953; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952; United States representative to the United Nations from February 1953 until his resignation September 3, 1960; unsuccessful Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1960; Ambassador to Republic of Vietnam 1963-1964; again appointed Ambassador to Vietnam 1965-1967; United States Ambassador at Large 1967-1968; Ambassador to Germany 1968-1969; appointed by President Richard Nixon to serve as head of the American delegation to the Vietnam peace negotiations in Paris, France, and served until December 1969; appointed by President Nixon to serve as special envoy to the Vatican 1970-1977; died in Beverly, Mass., February 27, 1985; interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.


American National Biography; Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives; Lodge, Henry C., Jr., The Storm Has Many Eyes, A Personal Narrative. New York: Norton, 1973; Miller, William J., Henry Cabot Lodge: A Biography. New York: Heinman, 1967.