Arlen Specter switches to Vegetarian Party
Senator Arlen Specter continued to confound the political establishment with his latest seismic shift in party loyalty. The shocking event occurred Friday night at the Whole Earth Festival in Davis, California when a shirtless and barefoot Specter approached a group of stunned onlookers and announced his decision to leave the Democratic Party so that he could join the Vegetarian Party.
With the hauntingly beautiful voice of Ursula Knudson from the band Fishtank Ensemble in the near-distance and the smell of garlic fries seemingly everywhere, the senator loudly proclaimed that his "views are more closely aligned with the Vegetarians than with either the Democrats or Republicans."
True to his contrarian nature, Specter then stated that "this doesn't mean that I will always adhere to the party line. I will still have an occasional cheeseburger or a big juicy steak because that is the kind of independent minded person I am."
Senator Specter then joined hands with a lithesome raven haired girl and began dancing in the drum circle.
There has been no comment from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid or any of Specter's senate colleagues concerning this latest development.