Arlen Specter: Palin ‘Radiated Sensuality’

Former senator Arlen Specter’s upcoming memoir is sure to be a page turner. In addition to hilarious jabs at fellow politicians—“I've known Newt so long, I knew him when he was skinny. In fact, I've known him so long, I knew his first wife,” for example—Specter lets readers in on politics’ sexy side, or at least its creepy side. “She was a total charmer, very friendly. The few things she said were intelligent,” Specter writes of Sarah Palin, with whom he shared a 2008 ride on John McCain’s campaign bus. “Her skirt rode above her knees—not exactly short, but close.”