The Joe Sestak job offer controversy has been swirling for months. Sestak claimed that the White House offered him a job to not run against Arlen Sphincter in a PA democrat primary. The regime obviously wanted Sphincter, the aging dem/repub/dem, to remain in the senate seat he has held since Christ was a carpenter. The controversy has heated up since Sestak beat Sphincter in the primary and the regime has been backpedalling and stalling an increasingly antagonistic state-run media. This is big because, if true, the job offer is a felony offense.
Well, the “official” explanation from the White House was finally released Friday – par for the course from this regime. According to the memo released by the White House, Rahm Emanuel (chief of staff) enlisted Bill Clinton to offer Sestak an unpaid position on some advisory panel – or something. All this happened after the White House had contacted Sestak’s brother (and campaign advisor) and Bill Clinton met with our dear comrade leader. (story here)
On the Friday before a long holiday weekend, the White House issued a statement admitting that President Obama’s chief of staff Rahm Emanuel arranged for former President Bill Clinton to ask Representative Joe Sestak if he would consider dropping out of Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate primary. Mention was made in their discussion of Sestak’s possible appointment to a prominent, but unpaid, government advisory position if he did decide to drop out.
As the Church Lady from Saturday Night Live used to say, “How conveeeeeeenient.” And we’re supposed to believe this shit? C’mon man! To make matters worse, Sestak wasn’t eligible for the job that was offered. (more here)
In a little-noticed passage Friday, the New York Times reported that Rep. Joe Sestak was not eligible for a place on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, the job he was reportedly offered by former President Bill Clinton. And indeed a look at the Board’s website reveals this restriction:
The Board consists of not more than 16 members appointed by the President from among individuals who are not employed by the Federal Government. Members are distinguished citizens selected from the national security, political, academic, and private sectors.
As a sitting member of Congress, Sestak was not eligible for the job. And since the White House intended for Sestak to remain in his House seat, he would not have been eligible for the board after this November’s elections, provided he was re-elected to the House.
So, we’re supposed to believe that a private citizen (Clinton) offered a non-paying position on some advisory board to a sitting member of the house of representatives to drop his bid for a seat in the senate? (To quote the Church Lady again) Well, isn’t that special? So I guess there’s no problem with this – everybody just shut up and let’s talk about something else.
According to this post
(from JWF), the Sestak offer wasn’t the only effort by the regime to interfere in a political race.
The White House has been taking aspiring opponents of rookie New York Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand and squashing them like bugs for months now — and nobody’s made a federal case out of it.
She did little in her first year in office but reverse course on most positions she held during her single full term in the House — while transforming herself into Chuck Schumer’s shadow.
Potential opponents arose, only to be swept aside, including:
* Rep. Steve Israel (D-Long Island), whom Obama personally called and asked to drop out.
* Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan), a principled liberal who nonetheless found it impossible to raise money with the White House blocking her.
* Ex-Rep. Harold Ford (D-Tenn.), with a strong pro-Wall Street message, could have overcome his out-of-state roots — as Bobby Kennedy and Hillary Clinton did before him. But, as Ford acknowledged, the “heavy-handed tactics” of Obama’s “party bosses” carried the day.
As the Nixon administration learned from the Watergate affair
, it’s not the crime, it’s the coverup that kills you. But that was when the state-run media actually had some good journalists who dug into things like this. Don’t expect the media to dig too deep on this one…