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.