Joe Scarborough on MSNBC, talking about the Specter switch, and sounding more like a Republican Party activist than a journalist (for the second time today):
The problem is that the Republican Party has become a Southern, conservative party. Our leaders have been George W. Bush from Texas, Tom DeLay from Texas, Newt Gingrich from Georgia, Dick Armey from Texas. We are a party that talks with a Southern twang. There is good reason why we have been culturally disconnected from New England, good reason why we have been culturally disconnected from the Pacific Northwest, good reason why we've been disconnected from California and the Midwest.