Washington AC/DC - (Turncoat Ass Mess): After months of smoke 'n' mirrors obfuscation Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter has finally nailed his Primary Colors to the Republican Party mast.
Capitol Hill insider sources immediately noted that the Senate c(o?)unt 'may reach 69 now' to defeat Democrat Hillybusters hellbent on pawning the nation's vanishing assets with some shadowy new Madoff pipedream-peddler.
The news of Specter's defection went down like a lead ballon with Vice President Joe Bindweed who had been secretly hoping that a massive coronary infarction might just intervene to settle to prickly Specter issue once and for all.
Wily old necromancer Senator Charles Schumer is also reckoned to be turncoat material.