More from the Obama, most transparent government ever …
Today during his press conference President Barack Hussein Obama said that there would be an official explanation from the White House coming shortly in regards to the Joe Sestak job offer. Obama has been dodging the questions that Sestak has stated that he was offered a job from the WH in lieu of him dropping out of the Pennsylvania Senate race. The WH has stated that nothing occurred and that there was a simple explanation and that nothing improper took place.
Hmm, so simple that the WH lawyers must be drafting a “Clintonian” response to deal with this issue that some have called a potential impeachable offense.
President Obama said Thursday that the White House is preparing to issue a formal explanation regarding the allegation that it offered Rep. Joe Sestak a job to drop out of the Democratic primary race against Sen. Arlen Specter.
The president, addressing the matter in public for the first time since the Pennsylvania congressman leveled the claim in February, said the statement should answer questions about the claim and insisted “nothing improper” happened.
“There will be an official response shortly on the Sestak matter,” Obama said, when asked about the issue by Fox News at the president’s press conference. “I mean shortly — I don’t mean weeks or months. … I can assure the public that nothing improper took place.”
VIDEO from Real Clear Politics. Leave it to FOX News and Major Garrett to ask the tough question.
“Can you tell the American public, sir, what your White House did or did not offer Congressman Sestak to not enter the Senate primary and how will you convey that answer to satisfy what appears to be bipartisan calls for greater disclosure about that matter?”
Obama does not mean weeks or months, eh? Look for the “all depends on what job offer is, is” parsed, Clintonian explanation to come out on Friday at 4 pm just before the long three day Memorial Day weekend.
It would appear that Sestak may not be the only Democrat that was offered a job by the Obama WH in order to get out of a political race. Welcome to Chicago-style politics. It was also reported that candidate Andrew Romanoff in Colorado was offered a position if he ended his plans to run for the Democratic nomination against incumbent Senator Michael Bennet.
On Sept. 27, 2009, the Denver Post reported that the Obama administration offered Senate candidate Romanoff a position if he canceled plans to run for the Democratic nomination against incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet.
The paper said the job offer, which specified particular jobs, reportedly was delivered by Jim Messina, Obama’s deputy chief of staff. One position the Post cited was a job at USAID, the foreign aid agency.
Messina contacted Romanoff soon after news leaked in August 2009 that Romanoff, former Colorado House speaker, would make a primary run against Bennet.
Romanoff turned down the offer and announced his candidacy. Obama then endorsed Bennet, who had been appointed in January 2009 to fill the seat vacated when Ken Salazar became secretary of the Interior.
Interesting, the Denver Post broke the story and has gone silent ever since. Shocker from the likes of the state run liberal media. The White House has denied both the Colorado and Pennsylvania job offer quit pro quo dropping out of the election allegations. However, how many times must the same allegation need to be made about this WH before there is an obvious patter?
In the end some one has some explaining to do. As Karl Rove stated, “Joe Sestak’s lying or he’s protecting a felon in Barack Obama’s White House.” Some one is lying … pick your poison.
One of two things is true, you can’t have two things true. One or the other is true. Either Joe Sestak is lying and he was not offered a position in the administration in return for getting out of the primary.
You know he’s a liar, in which case not worthy of public service.
Or, he’s telling the truth, in which case somebody inside the White House committed a felony. 18usc211 says that, a government official cannot promise a job in return for anything of value and it has a long list of values.