Hundreds of supporters, friends and family joined Senator Arlen Specter at the National Constitution Center Friday evening for the unveiling of the Senator’s official portrait. It was the largest crowd I have had the honor of unveiling a portrait for and a testament to the popularity of the Senator.
Speakers included Senator Specter’s long-time friend and collegue Bob Dole, Governor Ed Rendell, and actor Michael J. Fox, who praised Specter for his work on stem-cell research and Specter’s son, Shanin Specter who said “I was struck at how well you captured in my father those qualities of grit, determination, and intesity that we know so well. If I may summarize those quailities in my father, it would be , in one word, ‘will’.”