At age 88, former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole (in photo) shouldn't have to explain himself anymore. But plenty of Republicans will want to know why, according to a new book by former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, Dole said in 2010 that Specter did the right thing in switching to the Democratic Party in 2009 and added, "I probably would have done the same thing." As Specter puts it, "He said I faced a dead end with what was happening in the Republican Party." The memoir by Specter, "Life Among the Cannibals: A Political Career, a Tea Party Uprising, and the End of Governing As We Know It," will be published later this month. Specter was born in Wichita, and Dole and Specter both graduated from Russell High School.