A couple of days ago I speculated, on no evidence whatever, that Arlen Specter might pull a Jim Jeffords, which would get the Democrats to 60 votes once Franken is seated.
Today comes news that the AFL-CIO is offering to support Specter for re-election if he votes for EFCA, which would make sense only in the context of a party-switch. (AFL-CIO backing in a Republican primary is a little bit like Likud backing in a Palestinian election.)
And no, really, I hadn’t heard a thing about this before the news came out. It’s just the sick, twisted way my mind works.