Specter on Miers??¢â???¬â???¢ Donations: ??¢â???¬????It??¢â???¬â???¢s Americana??¢â???¬â???¢

Just returned from the U.S. Capitol, where I asked Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter (R.-Pa.)—the last question he took at the press conference, by the way—about Harriet Miers’ contributions to Democrats Al Gore and Lloyd Bentsen.

Here’s what Specter said:

“That a nominee has made a contribution or been for somebody in the political process I would think is solid Americana. My only regret is that she hadn’t supported me. But I didn’t solicit her, so I can’t hold that against her.