WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama was unaware a top aide encouraged a Colorado Democrat to apply for an international development job instead of challenging the candidate whom the president favored in a Senate race, the White House said Thursday.Of course, everyone agrees that our President knew nothing of the deal.
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs faced fresh questions about another backroom political deal — the first involving a Pennsylvania candidate, now a Colorado hopeful — that put the Obama administration on the defensive. The White House acknowledged that it had contacted former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff about possible jobs in hopes of persuading him to skip the Senate primary.
Asked whether Obama was knew about the outreach, Gibbs told reporters: "He's not aware of the individual circumstances."As I recall, that's what Nixon said too.