Dean Mougianis sends video that he took of Arlen Specter calling Chuck Grassley at Netroots Nation today. Grassley didn’t answer. 

When pressed about it afterwards, Specter said "I’ll catch up with him.  Remember what they said about about Billy Conn, ‘he can run but he can’t hide?’ I’ll find him."

Actually nobody under the age of 90 associates that phrase with Billy Conn. 

Specter subsequently tweeted:

Called Senator Grassley to tell him to stop speading myths about health care reform and imaginary "death panels."

To which Grassley replied "U aint nothin ima f#!k u up."  Nah just kidding.  But it’s easy to foresee an era where political figures enter Twitter fame wars just to beef up their subscriber numbers.  Specter got good play off of that one — tweaked the birthers and pandered to the Dems at the same time.

Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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