HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Settle Down, Sen. Specter

Posted October 27, 2009 at 11:09am

As if the Pennsylvania Senate race wasn’t interesting enough as it is, things looked like they might get even more complicated when a press release went out today announcing that “State Senator Pat Doyle (D-PA)— was gunning for a Senate seat. And on Monday, a press release contended that one “Congressman Bob Sanders— was throwing his hat into the Senatorial-race ring. [IMGCAP(1)]But Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) doesn’t have anything to fear from Sanders or Doyle, who are fictional creations and the center of an online series on the new political entertainment Web site Zolitics.com.The 12-episode series “Moving Numbers— focuses on the “often dysfunctional but never boring Sanders for U.S. Senate campaign— set in Pennsylvania, Zolitics promises.Second Chances. Former Rep. Tom Davis thinks former St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire deserves a fair shot as the team’s new hitting coach.The Virginia Republican, the former chairman of the House committee that led hearings investigating steroid use in baseball, told the New York Daily News that McGwire is “entitled to another chance— in Major League Baseball.McGwire testified before the then-House Government Reform Committee in 2005, declining to answer questions under oath pertaining to steroids. Although he’s never admitted to or been convicted of using steroids, his link to the scandal has tarnished his legacy.But Davis told the paper that McGwire shouldn’t be singled out because it’s clear steroid use was “widespread— among players.“If you say McGwire can’t come back, well, you could say that about a whole generation of ballplayers,— Davis added.Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.