From today's Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/06/AR2008020604013.html Leahy is, after all, from New England and, as chairman, can thwart just about any hearing under his committee's auspices. And he's not giving much credence to Specter's probe into "Spygate," the Patriots' surreptitious videotaping of opponents' signals on the field. In fact, Leahy (D-Vt.) wryly told On the Hill that Specter (Pa.) -- the ranking Republican on Judiciary and a die-hard fan of his hometown Philadelphia Eagles, who lost to the Patriots in the Super Bowl three years ago -- is playing to Philly fans with his latest actions. "He hasn't said anything to me about it. I would assume that if he REALLY wanted to [hold hearings], he would say something to me, NOT THE PRESS [emphasis mine]," Leahy said.