Friday, May 28, 2010

The Sestak Scandal

From Twitter:
MajoratWH
Been on the air. Rahm talked to Clinton, Clinton talked to Sestak....low-level jobs were discussed, Sestak said no.

Is Rahm under the bus? Is Clinton, if so which one? Would they eat a bullet for Obama?

Update: AP says former President Bill Clinton carried the message for the White House.

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Update 2: 11:50 PM
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High crimes and misdemeanors.
Do we now need a national education on what the meaning of Bribery is?

Obama has gotten, or always was, lazy because he never has had to deliver much up front in his 20 years of Chicago style corrupt dealmaking. He stiffed Blago and got away with it. He got the judge to unseal the Ryan divorce papers for nothing obvious. Now he has Rahm Emanuel, the snake that walks, arrange for Bill Clinton, a man unencumbered by sentimental illusions about Obama, to deliver to Sestak a job offer worse than the one that Lyndon Johnson used to sucker punch Arthur Goldberg off of the Supreme Court.

Perhaps they can come up with a defense here. The offer was so clearly laughable that it proves that the White House wasn't seriously trying to bribe Sestak at all. What we had here was a diabolically clever triple cross to ensure that Sestak stayed in and won and get the unreelectable Arlen Spector eased out.

3 comments:

cowboy said...

LOTM,

You asked a follow up to my post on Wretchard's blog, but I didn't view it before I went away for Memorial Day, and now that thread is closed.

I had reported the rumor that Sestak had been offered the job as Secretary of the Navy by someone in the White House, and that indeed was the original rumor. The question about it was first put to Sestak by local Pennsylvania journalist, Larry Kane, on his show here:

Larry Kane's Voice of Reason

Regards, and I hope you had a nice Memorial Day!

cowboy said...

Gah,

Apologies, the url tag either doesn't work or I botched it. Here's the link in full:

http://www.larrykane.com/2010/05/28/the-joe-sestak-question-anatomy-of-an-interview-that-spread-like-wildfire/

cowboy said...

LOTM,

You asked a follow up to my post on Wretchard's blog, but I didn't view it before I went away for Memorial Day, and now that thread is closed.

I had reported the rumor that Sestak had been offered the job as Secretary of the Navy by someone in the White House, and that indeed was the original rumor. The question about it was first put to Sestak by local Pennsylvania journalist, Larry Kane, on his show here:

Larry Kane's Voice of Reason

Regards, and I hope you had a nice Memorial Day!