The United States senator who finally gave the Democratic Party the 60 votes they needed to keep the GOP from filibustering the country to a standstill.
Jon Stewart: "(Senator Arlen) Specter's move (switching political parties) puts the Democrats within a hair's breath of an unfilibusterable 60 seat Senate majority.
So now it appears the Senate's balance of power--in many respects, the very future of our nation--is in the hands of Al Franken."
-- The Daily Show, April 28, 2009
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