Friday, May 28, 2010

Sestak, Specter, Clinton, Emanuel

The big news this week, other than the oil spill, is that apparently someone in the White House offered a job to Representative Joe Sestak to get him to drop out of the race against Senator Arlen Specter.

The spin today is that White House Chief Rahm Emanuel asked former President Bill Clinton to offer Sestak a job as an unpaid advisor.
And so, the report this morning that former President Bill Clinton was tasked by White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel to make such an approach to Rep. Joe Sestak -- allegedly offering him an unpaid advisory role on an intelligence board in exchange for getting him to drop his primary bid against Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) -- would not normally raise much of a stir in official Washington.
Okay. Emanuel asked Clinton to ask Sestak to drop out of the race and take an unpaid advisory role. Right.

Only a drooling idiot or a Washington reporter would believe that line. But then, I repeat myself.

The problem is that it's a felony to offer anything of value to get someone to drop out of a political race. Therefore, the story has to be that the offer was nothing of value. So, they offered Sestak nothing to get out of the race.

Or maybe the White House believes we're all drooling idiots.


Anonymous said...

Well, of course the WH believes we're all drooling idiots. And 52% of us have proven that they are.

Gerry N.

Old NFO said...

Um... yeah, pretty much... Even more interesting, they dropped this bomb on a Friday before a holiday weekend- Hmm... Wondering if they think something ELSE will be news next week and we'll forget?

WV-krap Yep, that pretty much says it all.