Thank God there are a few D.C. politicians who can be embarrassed into doing the right thing. Arlen Specter had been hoodwinked by Daniel Pipes into addressing his conference on “lawfare,” the alleged phenomenon of Muslim intimidation of its opponents through lawsuits and other types of harassment.
Matt Duss reported on this and CAIR picked it up and ran a petition campaign attempting to educate the senator about the bedfellows with whom he was about to lie down. Word came yesterday from CAIR that Specter thought better and developed a sudden scheduling conflict that prevented his participation.
Now if we can only do the same with Chuck Schumer, who seems to believe that making cause with Jewish pogromists will help his political standing in New York.