May 27, 2010
It Wasn't Just Sestak
Posted by Gregory of Yardale at May 27, 2010 6:56 AM
Pennsylvania Senate candidate Joe Sestak's allegation that the White House offered him the job of Secretary of the Navy in return for not challenging fossilized Arlen Specter in the Democrat primary has Democrats in a bind, because only one of two possibilities can be true.
1. Sestak is lying about it, which makes him unfit to be a US Senator.
2. The Obama White House really did violate Federal Law by trying to bribe him out of running in the primary, an impeachable offense.
Now, it turns out, Sestak wasn't the only politician the White House tried to bribe.
Allegations that the White House offered Joe Sestak a job in exchange for dropping out of the Pennsylvania Senate race echo an earlier report of a job offer to candidate Andrew Romanoff in Colorado.
On September 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, was reportedly delivered by Jim Messina, Obama's deputy chief of staff. One position cited by the Post 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.
This won't matter to progs, who find the Chicago style corruption of the Democrat party kind of cute. Charlie Rangel is still in office although temporarily not chairing the committee that writes tax laws, after all. And Barney Frank is still chairing the banking committee. And the only reason Eric Massa is gone is because he was going to vote the wrong way on ObamaCare.