May 26, 2010

So Who Is Wrong?

Filed under: Taxes & Government — Tom @ 11:47 am

Considering whether the White House or agents acting on their behalf offered Joe Sestak a job to not enter the Pennsylvania Democratic Primary to run against Arlen Specter, who’s wrong?

Is it Joe Sestak (HT WND), who says “Yes,” or Robert Gibbs, who says that nothing “problematic” occurred?

(Well of course it’s not “problematic” — yet. The question is whether anything “illegal” occurred.)

From Andrew Napolitano in the video:

It wouldn’t matter if it was a job as a janitor. Offering him anything of value to get him to leave a political race is a felony, punishable by 5 years in jail.

I think Joe Sestak owes us more than what he’s telling us. Who made the offer, and who did that person or persons say was authorized to make that offer?

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4 Comments

  1. If the Obama Admin. has anything to do with it we will never know. http://dailycaller.com/2010/05/25/justice-department-declines-to-appoint-independent-counsel-for-sestak-case/

    The DOJ is pulling a Gibbs, stammer, stall and stonewall.

    Comment by dscott — May 26, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

  2. Of course how does one define a job offer? Is your definition the same as mine: http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2010/05/it-depends-upon-what-meaning-of-job.html

    Comment by dscott — May 27, 2010 @ 11:13 am

  3. The GOP is turning up the heat asking for a special prosecutor, http://hotair.com/archives/2010/05/26/judiciary-committee-republicans-its-time-for-the-doj-to-investigate-sestaks-job-offer/

    However, the wildcard now is in Arlene Specter’s hand since he appears to be none to happy with Obama’s tepid support during his failed primary. http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-05-26/specter-to-shift-rightward-after-senate-primary-loss/

    If Specter gives Kagan a hard time, one has to wonder if he is also inclined as a lame duck senator to roast Obama’s goose? Muhuhahaha Is that gravy I’m beginning to smell???

    Comment by dscott — May 27, 2010 @ 11:26 am

  4. A scandal is brewing, it seems Sestak wasn’t the only one offered a job to not run for office. http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2010/05/27/denver-post-goes-silent-senate-candidate-job-offer-scandal

    At this point I think we can confidently say Sestak was telling the truth and the WH is fibbing, er, I mean being colorful with the truth.

    Dang, how can I get in on this scam, what can’t I run for to get a cushy government job? SNARK

    Comment by dscott — May 27, 2010 @ 4:30 pm

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