This letter is in response to P.J. Rodgers' letter "Earmarks don't pass the smell test" (Dec. 23).
Having read the article about the inferior contamination kits, I share Mr. Rodgers' anger. However, Sen. Specter, contrary to what Mr. Rodgers states, is not a Democrat; he is a Republican.
Sen. Specter received the largest "kickback" of all in that deal, which is beside the point. The point is that Republicans and Democrats alike are involved in the "You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" atmosphere in Washington, D.C.
Unfortunately, corruption is not specific to any one political party.
More of this behavior needs to be made public so we can all vote accordingly.