Friday, May 28, 2010 at 04:32pm 14 Comments
Like clockwork, I get in the car for the 6 hour drive from Ithaca to Rhode Island, and news hits the fan.
This time, the revelation that the White House enlisted Bill Clinton to do the dirty work of getting Joe Sestak to drop out of the Pennsylvania Senate primary in exchange for a position on a presidential board.
My first impressions:
- Whatever his prior accomplishments, Sestak is not ready for prime time. He made unequivocal statements that he was offered a job, but now is equivocating and expressing surprise that it’s a big deal. Did he not listen to television or read the papers prior to today? Why didn’t he set the record straight. I just viewed Sestak’s press conference, and it is clear that he viewed the offer as an offer, yet still refuses to see the significance.
- The Obama administration memo supposedly vindicating the administration actually should be Exhibit A in a criminal case, because the White House admits to the offer and that it was for the purpose of convincing Sestak to withdraw.
- How telling (there’s a better word, I just can’t think of it right now) that this White House got Bill Clinton involved.
- How convenient the White House stalled until the Friday before a holiday weekend.
- This White House is Nixonian in its Clintonian ability to parse words.
- There likely was a crime committed here, and Republicans should not let this drop.
- Eric Holder should appoint a special prosecutor, particularly since his former boss and his present boss are subjects of the investigation.
- The “rule of law” is the last thing this administration thinks about.
I’ll have more. For sure.
Follow me on Twitter and Facebook
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.
# There likely was a crime committed here, and Republicans should not let this drop.
This is the key – hammer this theme every day.
" – The Obama administration memo supposedly vindicating the administration actually should be Exhibit A in a criminal case, because the White House admits to the offer and that it was for the purpose of convincing Sestak to withdraw.
– This White House is Nixonian in its Clintonian ability to parse words.
– The "rule of law" is the last thing this administration thinks about."
These are my favorites!! "Nixonian in its Clintonian" – classic!! Priceless!!
They admitted to a crime – and Rahm is the person on the memo as liable "indirectly" – and Clinton directly, all under the WH direction! The unanswered question….could Rahmbo make a call on this without the president being informed, approving?
Too bad they did not insist that ALL White House conversations were recorded since Nixon. What we would learn if these conversations were taped.
Hmmmmm…..wonder if the CIA or Secret Service has these on file? Hmmmm….. FOIA would never release them…..but it is lovely to think on. 😉
I wonder at what point Obama realizes that Rahm Emmanuel is a liability. And why is that every administration, every single one, never figures out that nothing stays a secret. This particular group is especially inept. Even with the advantage of a submissive adoring press, this administration just keeps fumbling and bumbling around doing dumb stuff that's easily uncovered and makes them look stupid and corrupt in such an obvious way that even their buddies in the media are forced to cover it.
the law in question is 18 usc 600. And it bans pretty much exactly this.
It's an embarrassment to Obama and an insult to the American people that after several months of stonewalling, this farcical fantasy that stinks worse than a 3 day old dead fish is what they want us to believe is the truth of what went down.
If anybody in the media besides Fox does its job and covers this story, Obama and Sestak are going to take poltical hits and the legacy of Mr. "I did not have sexual relations with that woman", who was disbarred for lying, will be further damaged.
Leave a Comment