Arlen Specter may have switched parties after John McCain lost the 2008 election, but based on a passage in the former Senator's new book, "Life Among Cannibals," he may have had a bit of a soft spot for McCain's running mate. In fact, one passage in the book reads more like a Harlequin romance novel than a political memoir. The Washington Post spotted this hot and heavy excerpt and threw it up on their "In the Loop" blog:
For example, in one steamy passage on page 156, he recalls riding on Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) campaign bus in 2008 with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
“She was a total charmer, very friendly,” Specter writes. “The few things she said were intelligent.” He doesn’t mention what they were, maybe because he was distracted.
“We were sitting virtually knee to knee in the cramped bus,” he writes. ”She radiated sensuality. Her skirt rode above her knees — not exactly short, but close.”
One wonders whether Specter would have been able to part with his muse so easily by switching parties had she been elected Vice President.
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