of L-dotters with strong b.s. detectors respond to
confirming the White House official story.
And here’s Sestak’s response
MSNBC, by Mark Murray
Posted By:vastrightwingconspirator, 5/28/2010 1:12:52 PM
And right on cue, Sestak just issued a statement confirming what the White House had released. Last summer, I received a phone call from President Clinton. During the course of the conversation, he expressed concern over my prospects if I were to enter the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate and the value of having me stay in the House of Representatives because of my military background. He said that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had spoken with him about my being on a Presidential Board while remaining in the House of Representatives. I said no.
Reply 1—Posted by: cleanhousein2010, 5/28/2010 1:19:24 PM
So Rahm Emanuel has acted illegally and violated the law. buh-bye?
To Sestak’s credit (right or wrong) he has kept to his guns that a conversation took place. Of course, since he keeps putting his foot in it.. it does make you wonder….
Reply 2—Posted by: JoniTx, 5/28/2010 1:19:34 PM
This link adds more, from the Main Page of this article:
Reply 3—Posted by: Avanti1, 5/28/2010 1:20:20 PM
Nowhere does Sestak say he was NOT contacted by the White House and offered a job.
He could have been BOTH contacted by Clinton and directly contacted by the White House.
Sestak’s statement and that of the White House do not end the matter. A REAL investigation is needed.
Reply 4—Posted by: JoniTx, 5/28/2010 1:21:51 PM
From the full article:
~~From NBC’s Chuck Todd Regarding Joe Sestak’s allegation that the White House offered him a job in order to keep him from challenging Arlen Specter, First Read can now confirm what had been whispered over the past couple of weeks: that Bill Clinton was the person who talked to Sestak. This occurred last summer.~~
Sooooo, Chuck Todd is now aiding and abetting…. very interesting.
Reply 5—Posted by: Susannah, 5/28/2010 1:23:19 PM
If this was such a nothingburger conversation, such a trivial matter, why has Sestak been harping on it for months?
Reply 6—Posted by: msd, 5/28/2010 1:29:00 PM
Wow! That’s a relief; for a while there I thought maybe someone was misspeaking—but, nope, it was just me “miscomprehending” what another dem was meaning when his mouth was moving! I do hear the wheels on the bus though—is that you taking the fall this time, Rahm? This will be good for your resume when you run for Chicago Mayor, huh! The slimier, the better—nothing to slimy for this group …
Reply 7—Posted by: MayDay, 5/28/2010 1:33:42 PM
Nonsense, if this were true and the whole story—it should/could have been said a long time ago. No, I think several heads had to collide and a verse written that everyone involved could remember and stick to. Bogus.
Not believing it, cynically yours here in SE MA
Reply 8—Posted by: msjena, 5/28/2010 1:36:48 PM
What does this all mean for the election? Is this hurting or helping Sestak? His background, as a Navy Admiral, is impressive, on paper at least. Will Pat Toomey be able to beat him?
Reply 9—Posted by: Susannah, 5/28/2010 1:38:55 PM
Sorry to re-post, but I think they had to scramble to come up with this story at the last minute, which explains why it’s so flimsy. I don’t anyone in the White House expected that anyone in the press would pay attention to anything that Sestak has been saying for the past few months. Then it got too big for even an Obama-friendly press to ignore, so the White House had to come up with something fast. If this were true, it could all have been explained in the beginning.
Reply 10—Posted by: shurnuff, 5/28/2010 1:39:03 PM
Well, we can stop wondering now WHY bill clinton was having lunch at the White House, can’t we?
obama needed to have BC on board with this story.
I have no doubt that this is the way obama and rahm worked this.
Reply 11—Posted by: sunnyday, 5/28/2010 1:40:11 PM
Big difference between asked to be on a board and being asked to be Sec. of Navy. We will see. Obama always comes out smelling like a rose.
Reply 12—Posted by: BamaMan, 5/28/2010 1:48:12 PM
Former President Bill Clinton is NOT someone from the White House. I believe Sestak would have used different terms if referring to someone no longer working on Pennsylvania Ave.
Reply 13—Posted by: Zumkopf, 5/28/2010 1:48:57 PM
This doesn’t even pass the laugh test, let alone the sniff test.
(1) It doesn’t make sense. Sestak wouldn’t call an unpaid position on an honorary advisory board a “job”; nobody would. Especially if the intent was that Sestak would remain a Congressman, which *is* a job. Heck, most people in *paid* Board of Director positions don’t call it a job. It’s an honorific. Which leads to …
(2) It’s too stupid. No congressman would drop out of a Senate race for an honorary board position. Senator’s a much better job. Nobody would even float such an “offer”; it would certainly fail, and might even insult the target more than entice him. “Joe, we want you to drop out of the Senate race, where you could have been one of the most powerful lawmakers in the country, and wouldn’t have to run again for six years, for … this pretty, framed picture of you standing with four other guys in suits, in front of The Presidential Seal!”
(3) It’s still illegal. The statute doesn’t say “money” or “compensation”; it says “thing of value.” The position must have been considered a thing of value; otherwise the offer, even if true, would make no sense from either side. “Joe, we want you to drop your quest to be a powerful, pampered Senator … for nothing. Nada. Zip. What do you say?”
(4) They took too long to cook it up, and obviously (indeed, publicly) coordinated their stories. Sestak gains nothing by damaging Obama, but he can’t back down and say that he himself was a liar. The WH can’t give up one of its own as a felon, but if they publicly accuse Sestak of being the liar, they WOULD lose the Pennsylvania Senate seat.
Reply 14—Posted by: GoneFishin, 5/28/2010 1:59:54 PM
I like #13’s train of thought. Particularly interesting point in #4, that they invented and coordinated things rather publicly. Perhaps we’re finally seeing the promised “transparency?”
Reply 15—Posted by: cap MarineTet68, 5/28/2010 2:01:15 PM
Lyin’ Bastids…every last one of them.
Reply 16—Posted by: ishouldknowbetter, 5/28/2010 2:01:25 PM
I don’t know what it is that happened, but describe and define it and I’ll decide if it is in fact what it sounds like it is that happened.
Reply 17—Posted by: Timber Queen, 5/28/2010 2:01:53 PM
Remember, its the seriousness of the charge and therefore demands an extensive investigation. Its the coverup, not the crime. What did the president know and when did he know it?
A phone call from Clinton? Yea, there’s an unimpeachable source.
Reply 18—Posted by: Midwest Mom, 5/28/2010 2:02:50 PM
All I can think of is how this would have been handled in the media if Bush was president.. We’d probably have been hearing about this for months now and calls for his impeachment would be coming on a daily basis …
Reply 19—Posted by: mc squared, 5/28/2010 2:04:39 PM
This smells like month old limburger.
Reply 20—Posted by: RightShoe, 5/28/2010 2:06:04 PM
It’s all an evil plot by the Clintons!!
Hillary/Sestak in 2012!
This whole story really is weird!
Reply 21—Posted by: god of irony, 5/28/2010 2:07:06 PM
I think you can add conspiracy charges to Clinton and Obama for their meeting yesterday.
Reply 22—Posted by: MainelySane, 5/28/2010 2:09:54 PM
Put Sestak under oath.
Reply 23—Posted by: paboo, 5/28/2010 2:11:01 PM
Sestak has no honor.
Reply 24—Posted by: Lurker2, 5/28/2010 2:11:59 PM
Quick, doctor up them phone records so it looks like a phone call from The Bent One actually happened!
Reply 25—Posted by: LouInTexas, 5/28/2010 2:19:19 PM
If anything will take Sestak down, signing on to this should be the nail in his coffin.
I’ve been following this since the News Dump started a few hours back, and I’m gonna tell you, I don’t even know where to start with a comment.
I know this: there ain’t a danged one of them—from JugEars down, who could pass a lie detector test.
The general dictum is, it’s never the crime, it’s always the cover up, but being the Fascist Libs they are, I suspect they will all skate.
Reply 26—Posted by: EuroTim, 5/28/2010 2:26:38 PM
Holy crap they have no shame.
Reply 27—Posted by: Mr Smart, 5/28/2010 2:27:24 PM
Did the same thing happen with Hillary?
Reply 28—Posted by: cleanhousein2010, 5/28/2010 2:27:50 PM
Is it possible to do an FOIA request for the tape of Bubba and Zippy”s lunch conversation?
Reply 29—Posted by: EnsignO’Toole, 5/28/2010 2:30:28 PM
Isn’t Rahm in Israel with his son? Was this the best Clinton and Obama could come up with yesterday at lunch? One guy is famous for perjuring himself and the other a flat out liar, as in “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it.”
I’ll bet it was really, really difficult for Sestak to reconcile this explanation vs the U.S. Naval Academy’s honor code.
Reply 30—Posted by: starboard, 5/28/2010 2:30:39 PM
Phone records por favor.
Reply 31—Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 5/28/2010 2:31:31 PM
Even if this goes nowhere legally it makes Barry’s crew look bad.
Reply 32—Posted by: PatriotGuy, 5/28/2010 2:31:57 PM
The rule of law means nothing to these thugs.
Reply 33—Posted by: ngm, 5/28/2010 2:36:32 PM
What’s even worse is the fidiots in this country that will believe this trash.
Reply 34—Posted by: marjer, 5/28/2010 2:40:39 PM
Sestak put his foot in it and will do whatever he is told to do. Explanations do not meet the smell test. Toomey is going to clean your clock, you dishonorable man.
Reply 35—Posted by: georgia peach, 5/28/2010 2:42:32 PM
This is great … have a perjurer tell the real story….
Reply 36—Posted by: Calvinesq, 5/28/2010 2:44:36 PM
This reminds me of the just finished season of 24. The disgraced former president comes back to “save” the situation, with more lies and coverups, but darned if it just does keep getting worse and worse.
Advice for Joe: Don’t let the WH or Clinton advise you on this—they really don’t care that much about you.
Reply 37—Posted by: captaincornflakes, 5/28/2010 2:53:45 PM
Reply 38—Posted by: captaincornflakes, 5/28/2010 3:00:04 PM
(WJC wagging finger) I did not have inappropriate human resource interviews with that Congressman, Mr. Sestak. I never told anybody to lie; not a single time; never. These allegations are false. And I need to go back to work for the American people. Thank you.
Reply 39—Posted by: Crystallite, 5/28/2010 3:01:25 PM
Right. Because it’s more valuable for Sestak to stay in the House because of his military career than become the Sec’y of the Navy or a senator. Sure, I’ll believe that.
Reply 40—Posted by: osprey21, 5/28/2010 3:05:32 PM
And the slim continues to ooze, and I don’t mean in the Gulf.
Reply 41—Posted by: Maybeth, 5/28/2010 3:06:15 PM
Rahm and Obama are hiding. One ran away to Illinois and the other ran away to Israel. So, it turns out that Joe Sestak is the one who LIED, and he is going to be the fall guy. Amazing.
As he stumbles through this new story, the candidate does nothing but soil his own image further.
Reply 42—Posted by: Redgoose, 5/28/2010 3:08:44 PM
And here’s the results of my own informal local poll:
Obama, Clinton and Sestak are lying-100%
Obama, Clinton and Sestak are telling the truth-0%
That’s how it looks like around here …
Reply 43—Posted by: FenwayFrank, 5/28/2010 3:13:01 PM
As obama said yesterday, there was nothing inappropriate about the discussions, whcih went like:
Your signature or your brains on this press release Sestak!
Reply 44—Posted by: Scotty, 5/28/2010 3:21:26 PM
Aw … it’s just demonrats being demonrats.
Reply 45—Posted by: WyoEagle, 5/28/2010 3:23:30 PM
Sorry Sestak you either lied then or are lying now. You said they offered a job to get you not to enter the race. That is the crime and this will not go away. Can you say Senator Toomey?
Reply 46—Posted by: Paiso, 5/28/2010 3:24:40 PM
It seems pretty clear to me. It is entirely plausible because of the original deal that was struck. They wanted Specter to change parties so much they were willing to promise almost anything, including his running unchallenged in the primary. His sudden changeover left him vulnerable to Toomey and they had to give him an advantage without a competetitor on the Democrat side. Specter’s ads included a personal endorsement by Obama. Sestak’s military career and the actual conditions under which he left the miliary were called into play frequently during the campaign to Sestak’s disadvantage and that information had to come from somewhere. Toomey’s chances of winning were much better against Specter and I don’t see any sweeping wave of conservatives being elected in November in Pennsylvania. Murtha’s seat was a given so it does not give any true indication. Republicans didn’t stand a change of getting that one and still don’t.
Reply 47—Posted by: peedaddy, 5/28/2010 3:28:13 PM
Bubba advised putting out a Friday information dump right before the long holiday weekend.
Reply 48—Posted by: Photoonist, 5/28/2010 3:36:20 PM
Let me not be the first to say to Sestak, LIAR.
Reply 49—Posted by: recoveringrepub, 5/28/2010 3:38:32 PM
I knew this would not lead to any real legal trouble for any of the D-bags involved. Heck, we had a President of the US lie to a grand jury and nothing substantial happened to him.
But this whole story, should the nit-wit repugs have the nads to keep it alive, will shine more light on the corruption of DC politics in an election year in which voters are PI$$ED off at DC already.
Fuel to the fire and files for the pitch-forks come November …
Reply 50—Posted by: mitzi, 5/28/2010 3:40:21 PM
I think I’m smelling several pairs of pants on fire!
Reply 51—Posted by: prodigalgump, 5/28/2010 3:41:03 PM
This is Sestak from February:
In the face of a White House denial, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak stuck to his story yesterday that the Obama administration offered him a “high-ranking” government post if he would not run against U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary.
A high ranking Government post, not a place on an advisory board. A place on a presidential advisory board is not a high ranking government post.
Reply 52—Posted by: mary Ellen, 5/28/2010 3:41:32 PM
What this tells me is that Obama and his minions, and Sestak too, think we the people are so stupid we will believe anything they tell us. Disgusting SOBs.
Reply 53—Posted by: liberty girl, 5/28/2010 3:43:03 PM
This, as expected, doesn’t even pass the sniff test. Sestak said he was offered a ”job”, not an advisory position. He acknowledged that it was a ”high ranking” job. Not some non-paying lowly advisory board position. He said the offer was made by the ”White House”. Bill Clinton hasn’t been of the White House for almost a decade.
I don’t think the press and the Pubbies are going to let this go.
IMHO Clinton is doing a favor for his old friend Rahm, saving his butt from ending up in jail. Let’s face it. Doubtless Clinton’s old aide Emanuel knows where a lot of Bill and Hill’s old skeletons are buried.
Reply 54—Posted by: AllowMeToRetort, 5/28/2010 3:45:33 PM
Thanks for telling us what was said.
Now, what else, was said?
Reply 55—Posted by: Browneyes, 5/28/2010 3:50:59 PM
You know, Specter was probabaly advised not to worry,as the WH/DNC was seeing to it that he would win the primary. Someone should invite Arlen to lunch.
Sestak has been compromised, his future forever tainted.
Reply 56—Posted by: NancyBee, 5/28/2010 3:52:23 PM
At what point do we get to impeach Obummer?
Reply 57—Posted by: Fox25, 5/28/2010 3:55:39 PM
Me, I’m going with Bill Clinton. I know he would never lie. Sestak went from Admiral to lying weasel congress slime in one swell foop.
Reply 58—Posted by: Salt5792, 5/28/2010 3:55:43 PM
Certainly sounds to me like it is indictable.
Reply 59—Posted by: john56, 5/28/2010 4:00:52 PM
Sounds like one of those old SNL skits where Jon Lovitz plays the congenital liar …
My wife .. ah, Morgan Fairchild … yeah, that’s the ticket.
Sestak even looks like Lovitz.
Reply 60—Posted by: Quiet Observer, 5/28/2010 4:03:41 PM
The MSM wants us to believe that when Joe Sestak said, on several occasions, that “someone from the Obama Administration offered me a job (widely speculated—the Secretary of the Navy) to drop out of the primary” what he really meant to say was that “a former president (who’s a known liar), with no direct ties to the administration, acting as an intermediary for Obama’s chief of staff, casually asked me whether I would drop out of the primary if (hypothetically, of course) someone offered me ‘an unpaid position on the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board’.”
Particularly when you consider the timing of this “official statement”—on a Friday before a 3-day weekend, following months of speculation, and just 2 days after Richard Sestak (Joe’s brother, campaign lawyer and top political adviser) was called to the White House to discuss with Administration officials (well known for their strong-arm tactics) “what’s going to occur.”
Of course, the MSM will characterize this as a Republican witch-hunt and declare that after the Administration’s statement, this is a non-issue. Just another Democrat Senate candidate “mis-speaking”. “Move along, now folks, there’s nothing to see here!”
Reply 61—Posted by: EnsignO’Toole, 5/28/2010 4:06:00 PM
Listening to Sean Hannity’s radio program right now. He’s not buying Sestak’s response. Sestak’s story has been out there since February—if Clinton and Sestak’s brother talked to each other why would he take this long to admit it? Also he very clearly said, early on, that he was offered a job—everyone I know understands that a job is where you get paid. Also Clinton is not part of the White House.
Sorry, Joe, your response doesn’t pass the smell test.
Reply 62—Posted by: Paiso, 5/28/2010 4:07:05 PM
There were lies and still are. Most people don’t care about this. There is insufficient evidence to turn this into an indictable action and you can bet all the principals are so experienced they are not going to slip and provide what is needed. Obama’s most vulnerable spot right now is the oil spill and this is taking attention away from that and is just wasting time. All of those wanting Specter dumped should be happy because he is the one who paid the heavy price for getting fooled.
Reply 63—Posted by: blackops, 5/28/2010 4:08:15 PM
Boy Howdy, it’d be great if we had some law enforcement official that would investigate this matter, maybe even name a special counsel. This whole thing smells like business as usual for a Chicago politician.
Reply 64—Posted by: bubbabgone, 5/28/2010 4:08:51 PM
Admiral Sestak notified me He wouldn’t take a job to quit the Primary Now he’s blabbing so we’ve got to protect The Chosen One Chosen Ooooooooooone.
Reply 65—Posted by: LadyVet, 5/28/2010 4:09:38 PM
At this point, it is good to remember how Sestak came to his US congressional seat in the first place. He defeated Curt Weldon after Bill Clinton and Sandy Burglar helped Sestak with fundraising and, mostly, by implying the Weldon and his daughter were about to be indicted for graft, courtesy of their friends that GW Bush graciously left in the Justice Dept / did not fire wholesale in the Clintonesque manner. Sestak owes his political life to Bill Clinton and has probably been reminded of this numerous times recently.
Reply 66—Posted by: trapper, 5/28/2010 4:18:45 PM
Not sure any of this explanation gets Rahm off the hook for using his federal position to interfere with the senate primary election in PA. See 18 USC 595. Sounds to me like it falls four square within the description of prohibited acts. Bill? He’s clear. He’s just the telephone, a private citizen with no official capacity whatsoever.
Rahm still out of the country? Perhaps he should stay there.
Reply 67—Posted by: fritzilou, 5/28/2010 4:19:08 PM
Both sides are lying, but they are Democrats and the press lets them off by covering for them. This will be no different.
Reply 68—Posted by: Coy860, 5/28/2010 4:23:43 PM
Sestak has now trashed his entire Navy Career and has no credibility. The man has no honor or he would have come clean with the entire story. He is a puppet with obama and his minions pulling his strings. He said he was offered a JOB..now it was a non paying position? gimmee a break. SHAME
Reply 69—Posted by: judy, 5/28/2010 4:27:15 PM
Even the dems are laughing. Oh please if it was this simple they would have closed this in Feb.
Reply 70—Posted by: CEP, 5/28/2010 4:45:50 PM
Now Sestak is saying “if I were to enter the democratic primary” essentially saying now that this took place before he was even in the primary. So if this was really nothing much WHY has Sestak even brought it up in the first place and I don’t want to hear his song and dance about a reporter asking him a question, how would the reporter even know to ask the question if Sestak hadn’t already said something about it. One big coverup and Sestak is taking his cue so as not to implicate Obama. Business as usual and Sestak is just like everyone else in Washington DC, so no difference there no matter how many times he says so.
Reply 71—Posted by: ivehadit, 5/28/2010 4:58:11 PM
I just want to know one thing: Pennsylvanians, is this satisfactory to you? Please tell me it’s not.
Reply 72—Posted by: Keekng, 5/28/2010 5:01:57 PM
Did the admiral attend Annaplois? Does he remember and adhere to the “Code of Honor?”
Reply 73—Posted by: mercedes6, 5/28/2010 5:02:02 PM
Admiral,before you take the fall for Obama and BJ remember that convicted felons lose their military retirement pay.
Reply 74—Posted by: AllowMeToRetort, 5/28/2010 5:17:51 PM
When is is a “high-ranking job” an unpaid board position?
Reply 75—Posted by: Polecat49, 5/28/2010 5:32:08 PM
Typical democRAT response.
Reply 76—Posted by: jir, 5/28/2010 5:45:20 PM
Can all of us Conservatives and Republicans learn a lesson here—this is loyalty. If my beloved President GWB had loyalty half as serious as this Obama is enjoying, while he was President, things would be so much better in this country right now in spite of this horrible President we are suffering under. We need to stick together like the rotten democrats do, we really need to learn to do that. It makes things work.
Reply 77—Posted by: GreatPlains, 5/28/2010 5:57:49 PM
What # 13 said . Newt said on Hannity’s show that White House logs have to be checked and /or subpeoned to see who talked to Bill Clinto around the time of the bribe. And it was a bribe . Sestak is just another Democrat crook and liar. Navy career or not. His response makes no sense to logical thinkers and those not born last night. However , I’m sure the media poodles are lapping it up.
Reply 78—Posted by: mackrand, 5/28/2010 6:00:44 PM
“Joe was an Admiral in the United States Navy, AND a Democrat? This is illogical, Cap’n.”
Reply 79—Posted by: oriton, 5/28/2010 6:10:01 PM
Rahm, poor guy, can’t catch a break this week. He’s in Israel trying to feed his family while there (never mind that he fed them unclean food) and charge it to the Israeli taxpayers. And, he’s getting booed at the Wailing Wall. Now, he’s gone and done something illegal here in the US and he’s not present to defend himself. Maybe his pictures over in Israel were looking too friendly to obama and the other Jew haters, that they wanted to get him back a little bit.
Reply 80—Posted by: MickTurn, 5/28/2010 6:11:20 PM
Bottom line, they are all so crooked that it would make Al Capone blush … so what else is new?
Reply 81—Posted by: Heidicat, 5/28/2010 6:35:53 PM
Oh boy. Word in the PA Dem circles last year was Sestak is an “unknown”. They needed a name to beat Toomey’s challenge.
Um … ennybuddy out there NOT know who Sestak is now? Talk about name recognition.
The joke is Joe is trying to paint this as him against “politics as usual” while he’s up to his neck right in the middle of it.
I hate to say he’s lying, I actually do think he tries to be an honorable man, but he’s learning how to parse (and from the best).
Reply 82—Posted by: udanja99, 5/28/2010 6:53:02 PM
I imagine that the Chicago crowd offered Sestak a boat ride on Lake Michigan if he didn’t join in the cover-up.
Reply 83—Posted by: captainsandkings, 5/28/2010 6:53:52 PM
Clinton is falling on the sword which is so not his game! They had to promise him or her something really BIG. Clinton is no longer a federal employee so he won’t wind up in jail. Obama is making a huge mess out of everything he touches on a daily basis.
Reply 84—Posted by: manofparadise, 5/28/2010 7:00:00 PM
The story needs more cowbell.
Reply 85—Posted by: flsun, 5/28/2010 7:05:42 PM
What # 15 said.
Reply 86—Posted by: LZK, 5/28/2010 7:07:11 PM
Well—his senate run is finished….
This is a great advantage for his republican opponent.
Now he does the “rope—a- dope” and the crowd starts to get agitated.
The bubba may not be prosecuted—but—the ranting rahm is in the cross/hairs …
Reply 87—Posted by: Mizlori, 5/28/2010 7:10:18 PM
I think they all lie. I pray that Toomey will keep throwing this is Sestak’s face during their campaign. I will pray that Toomey will not back down for one minute. I would love to hear from Sarah on this pack of LIES. I have a bumper sticker that says “YOU LIE” AND ANOTHER THAT SAYS “HONK IF YOU HAVE VOTERS REMORSE” I get a lot of honks and thumbs up while driving. I think some of those demoncrats are getting their heads out of the won’s BUTT.
Reply 88—Posted by: fiscon, 5/28/2010 7:10:42 PM
Can I nominate #13 for post of the day? It should be required reading—perhaps reposted on the front page.
Reply 89—Posted by: poodlemom, 5/28/2010 7:33:20 PM
I live in NE Pa. Sestak was a non-starter for my and my family, but I fear the rest of the brain dead Dims will vote for him no matter what.
Reply 90—Posted by: O.G.’s Mom, 5/28/2010 8:02:41 PM
I mean, how funny is this? They trot out a convicted perjurer after over a year who says “yeah it was me all the time that offered Sestak a make believe position on a make believe commission.” Ya gotta laugh at how ridiculous this all is. Hey Sestak, you gotta blue navy uniform somewhere that needs dry cleaning?
Reply 91—Posted by: Cedarina, 5/28/2010 8:21:16 PM
If RATS open their mouths, they are lying.
Don’t know how they can keep a straight face regarding the Sestak fiasco, but they are sure going to try. Probably hoping the holiday week-end news cycle will bury it on the back pages and out of the media news cycle.
Nice touch to get Clinton, a non-Administration hack, to take the blame. But doubt it’s going to do Sestak any good anyway. He’s finished as a viable candidate; the Toomey crowd needs to keep pushing on this one and make Sestak look even more foolish than he is.
Reply 92—Posted by: judy, 5/28/2010 8:27:53 PM
Guess the dems took a poll & declared Bubba is more popular than the won sooooo he takes the fall for the party. Who believes Clinton would ask a congressman to step aside from a senate run for a non-paying board position????? It took 4 months to come up with this one.
Reply 93—Posted by: seminolesecure, 5/28/2010 8:29:42 PM
Loved Sestak’s impromptu presser with his blazer jauntily over his shoulder. What an act. I didn’t believe a word he was saying.
Reply 94—Posted by: Billyc, 5/28/2010 8:38:59 PM
Yesterday Sestak when asked whether he had consulted with the WH about steppung down in the PA Senate race. He ( Sestak) repeated;y said YES.No mention of outside discussions with anyone imcluding Clinton. I wonder whether Obama thinks we out here in Rio Linda are half wits et al.Impartial Counsel drag these three into court and meter out sentences for felony.One of them has got his pinkie on the nuclear button , sleep well.
Reply 95—Posted by: headladee, 5/28/2010 9:19:51 PM
#60, Isn’t having a wife who is Secretary of State, like having a direct tie to the White House? Coupled with being a past President would tie him to it too, I would think. This is all shuck and jive again on the part of the Democrats.
Reply 96—Posted by: AllowMeToRetort, 5/28/2010 9:33:03 PM
Are board appointments “ranked?” Very odd language there, Joe.
Sounds more like a military term.
Reply 97—Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/28/2010 10:01:32 PM
Isn’t it true that we have no extradition treaty with Israel? As other posters said, maybe Rahm should stay there (though I can’t imagine he’d have many friends).
Inquiring minds wonder: When Bill made the phone call to Sestak, was anyone under the desk?
Reply 98—Posted by: hojo aggie’50, 5/28/2010 10:31:28 PM
Reply 99—Posted by: hojo aggie’50, 5/28/2010 10:40:18 PM
Blogovich blunder vs Sestak blunder is like comparing an aunt to an elephant. I bet you they are going to dismiss Blogavich case Fitzgerald getting paid for doing zilch what a waste of money Democrats will print more money and give it away, nobody cares
Reply 100—Posted by: Paiso, 5/28/2010 10:56:11 PM
It doesn’t matter how clear the actions appear to be, the unchallenged facts of what was said to whom are not there. Before long, the words “witch hunt” will surface and Republicans will again be pictured as making charges they cannot support with solid evidence. Conservatives do not need another battle for a lost cause which only tarnishes their image further. Stop being Quixotic with every little scandal and direct your energies to something you can win. As the old adage goes, stop yelling wolf so much as people stop listening.