While I've been in China, many people back home were arguing over whether the Obama administration might have offered Joe Sestak a job in return for skipping the Senate race. Or maybe not. Or maybe it was just an advisory role. Or maybe not. Or maybe the White House was trying to see if Sestak was leveraging his campaign in order to get an administration job. Or, again, maybe not.
I confess to being totally baffled by this controversy. Before I went to China, it was certainly my impression that one of the ways that administrations got people to do what they want was to offer ambassadorships and appointments to them and their allies. I was also under the impression that I didn't come up with this idea: It's a mainstay of pretty much all fiction and film that involves the White House. So what's going on? Are people just pretending to be offended? Or am I just a cynic beyond my years?
June 3, 2010; 11:49 AM ET
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