Based on all the furor surrounding Specter’s statements on dealing with Supreme Court appointments (some links: here, here, and here), I sent off my first letter (e-mail really) to Senator Specter. I tried to be somewhat conciliatory, reminding him that we need middle ground right now and not extremism. I told him not to cave to the extremists in the Republican party. Despite the fact that he’s a Republican and there are a lot of things I disagree with him on, we’re going to need moderates like him to make sure Bush doesn’t push through an extremist agenda. I’m urging all of you to do what you can–write you representatives, work to oust the ones you don’t like in 2006. Those campaigns will begin soon, so start looking for candidates, start supporting them–with money, people, whatever it takes.